I am a parish minister currently serving the Eliot Church of Natick MA. Eliot Church is a Community Church affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ. Any statements made and postions held in "Unity," however, are solely mine(of course, they may be used with appropriate atribution). Therefore if you disagree, please do not blame the church!

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Weddings and Such

It is Sunday right after the last of our summer services. Next week we will have a short communion service and then, on September 11, we welcome back all of the folks who have been away. It will be nice to see everybody but, as I mentioned to the congregation this morning, there is something special about the small, intimate affair our summer services are. We never seem to have more than twenty people and sometimes as few as ten. We chat and we take our time with the half-hour service. Still, I think we all miss the kids...

Yesterday, I officiated at the first of what will be quite a string of weddings this year. Congratulations to Jim and Monica Dugan! The wedding was lovely and I was pleased and blessed to get to be a part of it. The Dugan family is affiliated with our church in various ways (many are members). In fact, virtually all of our weddings this year are for folks who are part of the Eliot Church family! This is great. While I have done quite a few weddings, I have never had so many "in house" so to speak. I can only assume that it means great things are afoot for our community...

Anyway, in case anyone was wondering, the Pats did fine in their Friday Game. I am off to Chuck E. Cheese's for my son's 7th B-Day party...Wish me luck!