The renovation and expansion of our Meeting House are now well underway. All of us are grateful for the hard work of our Building Committee as the project moves forward. There have been plenty of challenges (including a period of several weeks without heat) and will no doubt be more, but we look forward to a larger and more useful space at the end of the process.
The construction has not meant any diminution in other activities. Annual events like the Bird Walk and Christmas pageant have taken place as usual. In November and December we participated in Charlottesville’s PACEM program (People And Congregations Engaged in Ministry) which provides food and shelter to homeless people, partnering with a local Methodist church. Our Peace and Social Concerns Committee’s yearlong focus on trauma and healing from trauma has been manifested in a series of Friday evening events, including films and visiting speakers.