Coping Together

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  • November 25, 2021
  • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

From Rev. Julie-Ann Silberman-Bunn, Assistant Minister…

As we all know and have experienced, living in these times can be challenging. Each of us is running on fumes. We have not had extended time with friends and family. We have had to think repeatedly about what may or may not be safe, and what our level of comfort is when we go anywhere from the grocery store to the doctors office. It is a time when even small things can completely overwhelm us while we seem to keep going through the bigger challenges.

It has occurred to us that something many in our community could really use is support in coping. To that end, on the second and fourth Thursdays we will gather online to support one another as we learn to cope with various challenges in our lives. For some, these challenges may seem small.  I want to tell you: if it is something that is causing you to struggle, it is not too small. Years ago, when our young son was diagnosed with cancer (he is a healthy 28 now), some people in the congregation I served at the time started to say they didn’t think that they could come to me with their problems since theirs didn’t compare with what we were dealing with in our family.  As I told them then – and I tell you now – it doesn’t matter how big or small things are compared to things others face. What matters is that you get support to face challenges so they don’t derail you from other aspects of your life.

Whatever it is you are struggling to cope with… come join our Coping Together gatherings so we can listen to one another and provide support & compassion for the journey ahead.

Questions?  Contact Rev. Julie-Ann:  RevJulie-Ann@UUSpringfield.org


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