Dear Ones,

The New Year is finally upon us, but it seems that the drama that made up so much of 2020 has not yet subsided.  Who could have imagined that the democracy that so many of us took for granted would be assaulted by those who have sworn to uphold it?

With imagination, we can envision the best for our selves.  And, unfortunately, as we have seen, for some people, the mind’s imagination can also bring forth the worst.  Our hearts and minds are fertile ground for so much.  And because of that, we have to learn to not only feed the flowers that grow within us, but to starve the weeds which would overcome the beauty that each of us has the capability to manifest in the world.  This involves more than having an imagination, it also requires work.

Please join me for the Check-In and Chat that will take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. in Zoom.  The Meeting ID is 870 1011 9918, and the passcode is 2428.  If you do not use Zoom, you can participate by telephone by calling (646)876-9923 and use the same Meeting ID and passcode. Even if you cannot make the Check-In and Chat, if you want to speak with me about anything, you can call me on my cell, which is 518-290-0820 or you can set up an appointment with me through my Calendly page which is here: https://calendly.com/viola-abbitt.

There will be a Reflection on the worship theme, Imagination, on the fourth Sunday, January 24th, at 2 p.m.  The meeting ID is 818 4816 2503 and the passcode is 1234.  It will be repeated on Monday evening, January 25th at 6 p.m.  The meeting ID for the Reflection on Monday is 846 9322 2490 and the passcode will be the same, 1234.  If you cannot make one, you can make the other.

This week, I will share Jamie Cullum’s interpretation of the song “Pure Imagination” with you. Some of you may remember this song from the movie Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  Enjoy.  

In peace and love,

Rev. Viola

Rev. Viola Abbitt
Pronouns: she/her/hers

To schedule an appointment go to: https://calendly.com/viola-abbitt