Reverend Carolyn's Message, January 2020

And now let us welcome the new year, full of things that never were.”

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ~ George Eliot


“Each day is a new beginning, the chance to do with it what should be done and not to be seen as simply another day to put in time.”

~ Catherine Pulsifer

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year! May this be the year that you become the person you always wanted to be. May this be the year where you celebrate abundance each day. And may this be the year that you cherish each moment as a gift.

The new year is a time when many of us make a commitment to change. Toward the middle of January or beginning of February we look at our intention and wonder what happened. We don’t see the changes we had hoped and say, “Everything is the same as it was before.” 

Take a moment to read the quotes above with full attention. Ponder each one or take some time and meditate on them one by one. What are they saying to you that you may not have considered before? What are they saying that you know is true but may have forgotten? Does one particularly speak to you? If so, you might want to write it on a sticky note and put it someplace where you will see it each day. Let these sayings help you stay true to your intention.

While you may not make New Year’s resolutions, setting an intention for what you would like to see manifest during 2020 keeps you focused on your  good even when challenges occur. I know that I will be remembering that everything I need is right inside me, and that it is only when I give power to outer conditions that I feel rocked from my core. Just as I will hold and support you in your intention, I trust that you will support me in mine.

On Sunday, January 5, we celebrate our White Stone Ceremony. During the morning, we will consciously consider a name or quality we want to use as a symbol of the intention we set. It is a powerful ceremony and we hope you will join us.

Your Volunteer Coordinator, Connie Champe, your Board, and I have planned activities for the year that we think will assist you in feeling deeply connected to our spiritual community. We are open to your ideas of what you might like for sharing fun times with others. Please let us know.

My love is with each of you as you enter this new year filled with anticipation for things that never were.


Reverend Carolyn