February 2019

February 2019

Trust – commitment and love
From “The Ten Best Ways to Build Trust” by Eric Barker

• Act with discretion; keep a secret a secret.
• Match words and deeds; set realistic expectations.
• Communicate often and well for better understanding
• Have a common vision and language; set boundaries
• Don’t be afraid to say, “I don’t know.”
• Share yourself.
• Encourage inquiry in problem solving.
• Make decisions fair and transparent.
• Lead by example.
• Hold people accountable for trustworthy behavior.

Love is built on trust and is maintained by the small, everyday gestures that demonstrate trust of self and others. It is hard work but worth the commitment of effort.

Vicki Merriam, Director of Religious Education

RE Calendar – February
2/3 KidSpace – “Imbolc Celebration”: this pagan festival halfway between the winter solstice and the vernal equinox marks the beginning of spring. Imbolc is when animals first begin stirring from the winter and making milk for their young like the groundhog who comes out of its den at this time. We will make Brigid’s crosses which are traditionally hung over doorways and windows and children’s beds to protect the home and children from any kind of harm. We’ll also do a bit of spring cleaning in anticipation of the coming season of renewal.

2/10 Kidspace – “Rainbow Connections”: Led by one of our children, we’ll hear the song played on ukuleles then make some rainbow sun catchers. Connections are built on trust.
The annual Stewardship dinner follows with childcare provided. (replaces Sunday Social for this month.)

2/17 Whole church worship, “Love and Trust Go Hand in Hand”: We find trust with those we love, in our relationships with each other, in our UU Covenants. When we trust each other and make promises to each other we feel happy and safe.

2/24 KidSpace – Game day for all including trust games.

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