Dear Ones,

This is the last Courier of 2020. Thank goodness for the end of the year we wish never was!

So, what are you going to do for the New Year?  I hope it will include something fun, but safe.  And don’t worry about what resolution to make.   The failure rate for resolutions is about 80%, and most people can’t even make it to mid-February.  So, with all that we have had to go through, let’s just be kind to ourselves.

Don’t forget, I want to hear from you about the things you want to put behind you from this year, and the things that you hope will be a part of your life in 2021. This ties in with our worship theme for January, which is Imagination.  So, imagine the best for yourselves and please send an email to me at minister@c-vuu.org, letting me know what those imaginings are.  The contents of your email will be between just the two of us, but I will make your thoughts and intentions a part of a service that I am planning for January.  Please remember to send me your email by January 5th. 

I will be working remotely from New York for most of January, but that will not really change things.  I will be hosting a Check-In and Chat every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. You can join me there in Zoom.  The Meeting ID is 870 1011 9918, and the passcode is 2428.  Even if you cannot make the Check-In and Chat, if you should 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 6:00pm. 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.

I was trying to figure out what would be a good song to end the year with, and this one, “Just One Victory,” came to mind. It is an old song written and sung by Todd Rundgren, an artist who a lot of people have not heard of, and who I think was vastly underrated, but it is as good a song as any to usher us into what will hopefully be better times. 

Rev. Viola Abbitt
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