On That Note… – September 2013

A month ago I had the opportunity to attend the UU Musicians’ Network conference (my first time) in Dallas,Texas: 4 days more joyful and inspiring than I could have imagined. The variety of the workshops, the amount of new choral music, and the positive energy (not to mention the abundance of sheer talent) from the 200+ participants were uplifting to a degree I had rarely experienced before.

On Saturday, August 24th, a group of UUCM members joined the local chapter of the NAACP on a bus to Washington, DC to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. It would be impossible to describe all the great and small moments that made this trip memorable; but there is one certainty I took away from the day: the world needs us, now more than ever.

You have probably heard the line that “many people are Unitarian Universalists, they just don’t know it.” Let’s let them know, shall we? There are few experiences more important than the realization that we are not alone in our struggles. I think more people deserve to hear about us and what we have to offer. I am encouraged by the recent push for UUCM to become more present on social media. Let’s keep thinking and talking about other ways to in-crease the visibility of our light in the world.

Let it shine!

Markus Hauck
Music Director