Pat and Glenn Patterson

We became Unitarian-Universalist in the early ’70s. As young parents, we felt the need to provide our children with a caring, diverse community of people who felt a desire to find their way through teachings, philosophies, and religions of the world. We found that we needed to be around those people, too. Our children have been on their own for over ten years now, and the community we joined with them still nurtures and welcomes us. We have participated by holding many offices including President (both of us), serving as Religious Education resources and teachers, building and painting and repairing when needed, and chairing committees when our turns came.

The Waynesboro Fellowship has responded by providing us with parenting and grand-parenting guidance, camping adventures, hiking buddies, and people who are fun and have make time for us. Through life at UUFW, we have looked at the world through the eyes of our UU children, absorbed words of insight and advice given by some of our wisest friends, cared for each other through times of crisis, protested and marched for justice along with some of our more vocal members, contributed to a better world by joining hands with friends who see need more immediately than we. We feel blessed to have met and joined with this remarkable Fellowship in our Valley.