DawnAs a new year dawns, everything is the same –
The world bound into its history and struggles, as we ourselves are bound.

Yet it’s also true that we stand at a threshold,
the new year not yet shaped,
leaving a great forming power in our hands:
what shall we do with this great gift of Time, this year?

May we remember that whatever justice, whatever peace and wholeness
might bloom in our world in the new year,
they will be brought about by the hands, hearts, and minds
of ordinary people: frail and fallible,
determined and courageous,
who move forward together, shaping the world we dream of.

The new year offers new ground for the seeds of our vision.
May we plant our dreams well, faithfully, and in joy.

~Kathleen McTigue, Director of UUCSJ

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Heather Vickery is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with UU congregations, State Action Networks, past UU College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) program participants, and regional staff in order to expand engagement in UUSC and UUCSJ’s work. As the Coordinator for Congregational Activism, she manages the workshop offerings and group visits to the UUSC/UUCSJ office and assists with communications for the Activism and Justice Education Team. Heather is an active member of the Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network and a dedicated dog-mom to her rescue puppy Nova.

Heather may be contacted at hvickery@uucsj.org and 617-301-4303