by Rev. Julie Price.

What a privilege to be back with you in ministry for 3 weeks! Thank you for welcoming me so warmly on Sunday. The last time I led worship with you was the summer of 2015, culminating a year as your intern and summer minister. I have been back at UUCF since last fall, sitting in worship with you, volunteering in Religious Exploration and bearing witness to the soulful and transformative work that UUCF has been doing this past year.

Many of you have asked me about my ministerial plans. I am currently in between units of training to become a Board Certified Chaplain. This summer, in addition to leading worship with you and two other UU congregations, I am busy studying and writing in preparation to meet with the Ministerial Fellowship Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Association in September. I look forward to serving in health care chaplaincy as a UU community minister somewhere in the DC metro area once all of that is completed. Thank you for your support along my ministerial journey.

From now through Jul. 23, I am here at UUCF to provide emergency pastoral care during Rev. David’s vacation. If you have an urgent pastoral care need, please call the UUCF office and you will be directed to a way to reach me. I will be available for pastoral care emergencies even during the furlough, so don’t hesitate to call me.

Finally, I look forward to seeing any of you who are able to join us in person or online for our worship service Jul. 9. My sermon is titled The Rules of Improv for Beloved Community.

Blessings on your work, your play, your roaming and your rest this summer!