Starting my studies to become a Unitarian Universalist Minister is one of the most exciting and scariest things I’ve ever done. I’ve been a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Norwich for over 20 years, and “the call” to Ministry has been getting stronger the past few years.
I’ve been asked by strangers if I am a Minister, and where my church is located – LOL – and I’m happy to start this 3-year journey. Unitarian Universalism has provided me with education, solace, empowerment, enthusiasm, and a LOT of challenges – all of them worth it.
I’ve learned a lot about myself, developed new strengths, expanded on my love of public speaking to deliver messages that help others, and been encouraged to really LOOK at my reasons for doing what I do.
I’ve found through the UU church a set of principles that I can live by – including a belief in the inherent worth and dignity of all people. That was the one that hooked me so many years ago – that people have inherent worth and dignity, even when we don’t agree!
I’m looking forward to this journey and excited to have the support of my family and my church in this endeavor.
I will work hard to make all of you proud, and to reinforce my pride in my own accomplishments.