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Letter to the Editor: Glen Williams

Dear Editor,

Hard times make us all reach out for community. When hard times are with us and the future appears bleak, reaching out to strangers and sharing our lives is difficult. Churches make this easier. Anonymity disappears.

I am a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Springfield, Vt. and our church has helped me to listen to others with both my heart and mind. I am sure other churches do this too.

We have a part-time minister which means members of the congregation may lead services at times. I have found this experience to be like no other. We also have a small self-led choir, which has a large sound and a big heart.

You might well ask what we believe. There is no single answer to this, only a journey.

I want this letter to make the case for all churches in the area. Many of us are now facing serious problems we never could have imagined. Sharing and articulating these problems, no matter how much we stumble, can make a world of difference in our lives.

The church you choose to attend is as personal and private as your beliefs.

Reach out and join others in this Christmas season,
Glen Williams