IT IS WITH GREAT JOY THAT WE ANNOUNCE THAT THE MELROSE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH HAS CALLED ITS NEW MINISTER:
REV. SUSANNE INTRILIGATOR!
With a tremendous outpouring of support, the Melrose UU Church voted to call Rev. Susanne Intriligator to be our next minister, and it was with joyful hearts that we heard she had accepted our call!
Over the course of more than a week, the members of MUUC had many opportunities to meet and talk with Rev. Susanne – and share a LOT of food! She learned a lot about us, as we did about her.
A warm welcome from the Melrose UU Church to Rev. Susanne, her husband James, and their children Eli, Lily, and Theo.
Much will be taking place over the summer, as MUUC transitions to a new ministry. The fall will bring excitement, wonder, and continued good works.
As sung by our choir today (paraphrased), on this joyful day in our church history:
Our hands are ready, our hearts are ready, our voices are ready, our spirits are ready – God, what do we do now?
A huge “Thank You” to our Search Committee for their time and dedication and their love for the church: Eric L., Erin H-A., Dan F., Dan G., Cathy S., Randall G., and Carol F-V.
To read Rev. Susanne’s letter to the congregation during the Candidating Process (prior to our congregational vote to call her as our new minister), please click HERE.
We would also like to express our gratitude to Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, who has been our Interim Minister for the past two-years. We wish her all the best as she moves on to her next interim ministry, and also to our fellow UU’s who will be working with her. She has laughed with us, cried with us, guided us, encouraged us, ate lots of pot-luck dinners with us, challenged us, marched with us, and inspired us. Thank You for all you’ve done, Rev. Anita. You will be missed! (and Willy, too!)