It’s been my privilege to hold worship as central in my portfolio as part of the troika providing interim ministry to this congregation. That’s why you see more of me in the pulpit than you do of Rev. Terri or Arif—I’m the minister for worship arts.
It’s been wonderful to work with the Worship Arts Ministry team, a strong team with great skills and devotion. We meet monthly and dream, scheme, plot and plan what’s coming along. We work closely with Paul Winchester and the Music Ministry team, Jennifer Zwick and the religious education folks. And we could use more members!
If helping with worship in any way is an exciting idea for you, I encourage you to come to a half-day training on Saturday, September 28, 9 AM to noon, to reflect more about it. Our team members don’t all stand up on the chancel—indeed some of them say they’d prefer having 3 root canals to doing that—but help in ways large and small, visible and invisible. All kinds of different skills are necessary.
On September 28 we’ll take time to look at some of the theory at work in worship—what are we doing? And why? And we’ll look at some of the practicalities of joining in the team that is at work. No commitment is involved. I hope you’ll join us!
If you’d like to help out, but can’t be there on September 28, drop me an email! If you have thoughts about worship but don’t want to be on the team, share your thoughts! Email RevMeg@uucmtka.org . It takes a village to be a village; it takes a congregation to be a congregation! Worship is our town square, the time when we all gather. I’d love to make you a part of it!
Participating in WA has definitely deepened my connection to UUCM, and I feel honored to get to give back to our fantastic community. And as Meg said, public speaking is not required – I enjoy doing “behind the scenes” things as much as I do standing up front on select Sundays. Each task helps me feel more a part of UUCM.