It is not uncommon for visitors and newcomers, new members of the church, and even long-standing Heritage members to wonder how they can get more involved in our growing community. As we enter into the busiest, most active time of our “church year,” I assure you there are dozens of fun ways for you to get involved in the life of Heritage Church. In the process, you will make new friends and meet some of the most amazing people you’ll ever know. I encourage you to make a “new year’s resolution” to make/find five friends at Heritage this fall. #findfive!
A great starting place is the recently updated Green Booklet titled “What’s Happening at Heritage” – available on the information table in the church lobby. It has detailed information about 57 (that’s right, 57!) distinct events, activities, groups, regular meetings, and so on that will help you connect with others in our congregation. Pick up a copy next Sunday and begin to #findfive!
It is also a good idea to visit – frequently – our excellent, ever-changing website, www.huuc.net. Doing so will give you a variety of choices for connection. We are a seven day a week church, each and every week. And if you’re not already signed up to receive our weekly email announcements and other “breaking news” electronically, contact our Church Administrator, Denise Martinez, at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to “HUUCannouncements.”
To help you #findfive!, we’ve also created a new group called the Connections Team, whose purpose is to help everyone at Heritage, from newcomers to long-time members, make new friends while deepening existing connections within our church community. Whether it’s welcoming visitors to creating regular opportunities for fellowship to checking in regularly with one another, the Connections Team is committed to the goal of community building at HUUC. Drop me a line at SeniorMinister@huuc.net or call me at 513-633-8703, and I’ll connect you with the Connections Team!
In a similar vein, our Board of Trustees is committed to helping us have fun this church year! These are challenging times in which we live. There is much work to be done, both within our Heritage community and in our world, but we’re also here to enjoy ourselves – together. Watch for opportunities to have Unitarian Universalist fun (the Board’s calling it “FUUN”) in multi-age, intergenerational community. If you have questions, speak with our dynamic Board President, Jaime Castle, or email BoardPrez@huuc.net.
Let’s have a fun-filled Fall. Let’s each #findfive! (or more) new friends in this community. Let’s do lunch. (Seriously. Give me a call.) And as we continue to grow – let’s stay connected!
See you at church…