We join Unitarians and people of good will of all faiths (and none) in our hopes that the new year in 2021 will bring about an end to the pandemic.
We look forward to happier days of less restricted movement and unfettered ease in coming together for singing, worship, and live performances, schooling or business, shared meals and human touch. And we hope that Humankind will be able to re-focus on other dire problems like systemic violence, climate change, and world-wide suffering (too often based in inequality and unequal access to life's resources).
Even small actions by each of us can bring about change.
UFT plans to continue to meet thru zoom for the next several months.
Contact us at Unitarianfellowshipoftokyo@gmail.com if you need the ZOOM link especially if you are not on our list of attendees in December.
Regular Meeting: Sunday January 10 3:00 to 5:00 (Tokyo time) on ZOOM.
Topic: (Discussion) What do you wish you had known when you were 20?
January is typically a time to reflect about the past and to make resolutions (usually soon broken) for the coming year.
As a twist look back on your younger self and what advice now would you give yourself in your early twenties? Different goals or a different identity and roles? Insights you might pass on to your students, children or grandchildren?
An INVITATION For February 6,
James Hagy, a member (and past president) of North Shore Unitarian Church in suburban Chicago USA (www.nsuc.org) has sent us this invite.
We are planning a series of fun, international, informal social gatherings via Zoom , and we would love to have representatives from UFT join us.
These programs Across Continents Coffee, are structured as an informal opportunity for members of our congregation to chat and learn more about UU congregations and their friends outside the United States. Our plan is for each session to include our members plus representatives from several UU congregations across Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Central and South America.
We have scheduled one program to match best with your time zone. This program will be held on Saturday, February 6 TOKYO time (Friday night , Chicago time), starting at 11 a.m. your local time.
Let me ( moderator Peggy Kanada) know and i will send further details. I plan to attend.
Our December UFT meeting had a lively discussion about our various childhood Christmases/Holidays.
Original love songs in Spanish and then familiar carols (for a sing-a-long) were beautifully performed by Roderigo Leija on guitar aided by his wife Konno Rieko. Roderigo originally from Mexico came to Japan first in 2008 and is an IT specialist. They have a three year old daughter.
Your moderator, Peggy Kanada