One of the highlights of my years of guest speaking at Unitarian Universalist congregations happened October 5th, 2014! I was leading the service at High Plains Unitarian Universalist Church in Colorado, Springs speaking on “Friendship in the Digital Age.” This was during a service after a weekend training on UU Social Media and Growth. Following my message for all ages, the amazing UU musician Joe Uveges improvised a song reinforcing my message. You can watch both the message and performance in the following video. We joked about going on tour together — anyone up for a UU Growth-a-palooza and Sing Along conference? Enjoy 😉
Note that the message for all ages was about how hard it is to come in to a congregation as a newcomer. This is a very funny message on how to introduce yourself to newcomers. In it I use a paper smiley like face with googly eyes but with an awkward expression, no smile — call it an anxiety face.
It has eyes that can move around which surprises people. I often ask the kids what the persons name is and this time the name offered was Gumbo. I did say I didn’t think we should call all our visitors Gumbo, but that’s the name in the song.