Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St Croix

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Newsletter August 2012

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Our Consulting Minister is Here!
The Rev. Dr. Qiyamah Rahman arrived on St. Croix July 31st to start her new life with us. After coming here last winter as our Visiting Minister, she fell in love with the island and decided to come back for good. Following is her greeting. As our Consulting Minister she will lead all our services and deliver half our sermons, allowing us to continue inviting community leaders to speak on the remaining Sundays.
Dear Good Peoples:
I have finally arrived on St Croix after some travel drama. But Ms Lili, my cat, and I are shaking the dust from our shoes and getting settled into Will’s and Cat’s guest apartment. I am hitting the ground running with job hunting plans, soon followed by apartment hunting plans. Any leads and contacts are welcomed! Again, my skill sets include: education, social work, training, project management, administrative assistant, chaplaincy, counseling, etc
I now have a local number (340 513 3628). This will facilitate communications with all of you and especially prospective employers. 
 hope to see many of you soon. (Definitely on Aug.25 –see party plans below). 
I am  planning to visit  places of worship over the summer in order to meet and introduce myself to various clergy. If you have some “must  visits” or simply a few favorites then please pass them on. Unity will probably be my first stop and of course the Synagogue. I have met Marna, the Rabbi, via Internet and am looking forward to meeting her in person.
My younger daughter, Kaleema, has designed some beautiful business cards that will feature time and when we meet for worship and directions, along with our affirmation on the back. I hope to get them to the printer this week.

My new email is: revdocrok@gmail.com

 Well, the chickens and pets are awaiting their  feeding and plants need to be watered so I will bd you farewell.
Blessings! Rev. Qiyamah
Saturday, August 25, 10am-2pm
Tamarind Reef Hotel
Pot Luck Picnic
(Bring food to share and whatever you want to drink)
Welcome the Rev. Dr. Qiyamah Rahman, our
new Consulting Minister
The swimming beach there is very shallow, suitable for children.
There is also good snorkeling outside the artificial reef.
We have two adjoining tikis reserved for shade and there are many palm trees providing more shade. 
There are no picnic tables but we will bring a couple of folding tables to put the food and drinks on.
We can use their lounge chairs. They also have a few upright chairs we can use or bring your own beach chairs.  

Directions: Take the East End Road from Christiansted. Shortly before you get to the T, at the top of a small rise (there’s a yellow Flamboyant in bloom on the right) you will see the entrance to Tamarind Reef on your left. Follow that road over a few speed bumps. The entrance to the hotel and marina is marked by a guard house on your right. Go in there and immediately turn left. Continue until you see a sign to Deep End Bar on the right. Go in there and park and walk past the restaurant to the beach.  
Fellowship Directory: Our directory has been updated and will be emailed to all soon. If you have any last-minute additions or corrections please send them to this address now. Thanks.

Coming Up: Beginning of the season potluck picnic at the Nealons’ home in the rain forest in September.


The UU Fellowship of St. Croix meets October to May on the second and fourth Sundays at the Jewish Community Center in Hermon Hill (Route 83) at 10 AM. Sunday School is held simultaneously. Refreshments follow the service. All are welcome. For information call Gail Nealon 277-8354 or email her at gailnealon@gmail.com.



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