In this past Sunday’s #BreakTheBias service, UUCC Members Liz and Bryan Barrett spoke to us about why they are generous in investing in our congregation.
Here are their remarks below.
Liz Barrett — I am lucky to have been raised by loving parents and the Winchester, Massachusetts, Unitarian Church. In 1989 I married Bryan (second marriage for both) who soon became a “born-again” UU. We were active, award-winning members of the Annapolis UU Church. It stood for so much that is important to us. In 1998 we moved temporarily from Annapolis to San Diego where we met Paige, a most fabulous intern minister. It follows that when our Annapolis church hurt us badly, we decided to come to Columbia to try Paige’s church. Wish it hadn’t taken so long!
Bryan Barrett — We found a church and a community that we immediately felt at home with. We straightaway joined the choir and soon signed the membership book just over two years ago. During the Covid period the staff and volunteers have coped wonderfully. Although most of you don’t know us yet, we look forward to getting to know you when we return to in-person services and Sunday coffee hours. Since we live in Annapolis, it’s hard for us to be physically involved in church programs other than the Choir and “Greeters”; so making a financial contribution is another thing we can do to support this wonderful church. We are pleased to make our pledge again this year and we have just increased it. Thanks, UUCC.