Family, 2016



“What else is there, other than our connections to each other?”

As they say, you can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your relatives. And many of us just had a dose of our relatives for the holidays, no doubt!

I have to say there were some delightful moments with kids and grandkids—enjoying our college-age granddaughter’s giddiness before she left for a semester in France; playing “peek-a-boo” with another granddaughter, age 11 months; celebrating a dear one’s milestone 50th birthday—for example.

There were those family members we missed, because of distance, death, or other less definitive reasons. In a way, we love them all, cherish them all, and resolve, perhaps, where possible, to try and improve the connections in the New Year or carry on an important legacy. May these efforts be fruitful and rewarding, because what else is there, other than our connections to each other?

—Susan Bues, Moderator



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Open and Affirming (ONA) is the United Church of Christ’s (UCC) designation for congregations, campus ministries, and other bodies in the UCC which make a public covenant of welcome into their full life and ministry to persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.