[Uucf-bible] FW: UUCF President Christmas Message
RevRonRobinson at aol.com
RevRonRobinson at aol.com
Wed Dec 19 13:35:17 EST 2007
I pass on this message to our UUCF online communities. Thanks and blessings
of the season,
UUCF President Christmas Message/Appeal
By Rev. Anita Farber-Robertson
O, Come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant
Come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem.
So we sing together in a few short weeks…joyful and triumphant.
We sing with full and expanding hearts of the hope and love that was born
that Christmas night so many years ago. We sing with our sisters and brothers i
n the pews of Unitarian Universalist congregations around the country. It is
the one time in the year when our UU congregations are most willing and able
to embrace the Christian tradition from which they sprang, and to which they
owe their world view and their existence.
There are 35 hymns in the hymnal devoted to the celebration of the Christmas
season. There is no other category to which we have devoted that number of
pages. And so we know that despite all of the anxiety, suspicion, and
distance UU congregations experience between themselves and the Christian
tradition, we are in the season when the UU veil between Christian and non-Christian
is the thinnest, when it is most likely that the skeptics, the dismissers, and
avoiders of the Christian tradition may find their hearts and souls opening,
may indeed be willing to enter, even for a moment, the joy and wisdom of the
I want that to continue. I want Unitarian Universalism to continue to
provide opportunities for our spiritual pilgrims to encounter UU Christianity. I
want moments when in worship or study, Unitarian Universalists can engage
Christianity and discover its beauty and its sustaining power.
The UU Christian Fellowship provides the materials, the encouragement, and
the living Christian presence in Unitarian Universalist circles and
congregations so that seekers can encounter Jesus, and non-seekers can become seekers.
Once we have found Jesus, the UUCF helps us to maintain that essential and
We do it together- your UUCF board of volunteers, the editors of the Good
News and the UU Christian, our journal, the members of UUCF groups within
congregations, the folks who flock to UUCF Revivals, and Ron Robinson, our paid
Executive Director of the UUCF. It happens because we care, because we
understand that only together are we the body of Christ, and because we know that our
presence and our message are of vital importance.
All of this good work is possible because of your generous contributions. As
you give we can grow, providing more and more support to those who wish to
build a Christian spiritual grounding for themselves, and who seek the
opportunity to share it with others.
Please, consider a gift to the UUCF in your holiday generosity. It is a gift
that will keep on giving, to you, to others in need, and to the generations
of Unitarian Universalists yet unborn, who need to know that God is love, and
Jesus walked this earth that we might know that.
Blessings of the season,
And a warmest thank-you.
The Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, president
P.O. Box 6702
Turley, OK 74156
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