Rev. Bruce Bode was unable to attend our service as he was stuck in traffic crossing the Hood Canal. (He has been rescheduled for August 24.) Instead we listened to Susie Maharry, Director of Adult Religious Exploration at Tahoma UU Church, tell us about her three-month trip across the country, attending UU services along the way. She told us how the services are similar and how they differ. We are one of the few congregations , we learned, that does Sharing Joys & Concerns each service.
About 25 members showed up in Kathy's spacious back yard on this most beautiful of days. There was lots of good food and good discussion, but the hit of the show was baby Karl Brown, all of two weeks old. Every mother and grandmother had to hold Karl, perhaps just to remind herself how tiny newborns are. Yet Karl is not a small baby, weighing in at birth at nearly 9 pounds. This is the second time Kathy has hosted our group on a beautiful summer day. I believe we can now call it an annual event!