September 11, 2016 was the official start of the new church year. We celebrated with a multigenerational Ingathering Service and a Board-sponsored extended hospitality hour after church. The Ingathering service featured new homecoming rituals, Rev. Debra’s first homily as our settled minister, the blessing of the backpacks, and the choir and UUCR band. We were happy to join together and redidcate ourselves to nourishing our spirituality, serving our community, and seeking justice together.