Thursday, September 20, 2007

Can't Say I Didn't Warn You

Since the inception of Auspicious Jots I have been honest with you. You know it is true. It's right there on the header: may revert to her low-tech ways without warning.

What? Did you think I was kidding?

My lack of postings has not been due to my innate luddite inclinations, however. It is for a more reasonable cause.

I am now a minister in TWO churches. "How did that happen?!", you may be asking yourself. You are not alone in that questioning. The members of both congregations, my family, and I are all asking that same question.
The short version: the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Glen Allen resigned at a time when it would be difficult and perhaps impossible to get an interim. I was asked if I could help until they get an interim. (I was asked realllllllllllly nicely.) My regular place of employment (First UU Richmond) felt that this was a good idea and encouraged me to help out. And one month and no blogging later, I am the minister of two churches.

This will not be an easy year as I try to give faithful service to both.
This will be a great year because I get to meet 150 more Unitarian Universalists.

This will be a challenging year as I try to help UUCC through their transition quickly.
This will be a wonderful year because the congregation at First Church is reaching out to support their sister congregation in their time of need. (And because I have a great colleague in ministry at First who reminds me what day it is, helps in any way she can, and points me in a westerly direction when I need to head to UUCC.)

This will be a rough year because I am always getting lost in the West End where UUCC is located.
This will be the best year ever because First Church is near Can Can, Smoothie King, and Plan 9. AND UUCC is near Bottoms Up Pizza, a sushi spot, and Tropical Smoothie.

Two smoothie joints? Aw yeahhhhhhhh!!!!!

So, that's what I'm up to. It would make for some great blogging if I had the time. I'll do my best, but with two smoothie joints I'll be very busy.


ms. kitty said...

Well, no wonder you haven't been around lately. I've missed you but cheer you on at the same time. Do write when you have a moment.

Lizard Eater said...

Missed you! But holey shamoley, two churches!

Take a few seconds to sit down when you're enjoying your smoothies, will ya?