Laura Ellis came to Unitarian-Universalism just out of law school in what then was probably the only UU fellowship in the Adirondacks. She liked the Christmas service and responded strongly to our Principles. On moving to the DC area in the late 1990’s she began looking for a UU church community. UUCSS was the third and last church she visited. UUCSS felt like home.
Laura became involved immediately, joining the choir that opened many friendships. In 1999 she began the church rummage sale tradition and managed it for many years thereafter. Laura also volunteered for RE and in 2001 she found her RE niche when she became a YRUU advisor. In the same year she was also chair of the UUCSS social action committee. For many years she was on the Children and Youth RE committee and after a hiatus again became a YRUU advisor. She was also a board member and worked extensively on planning for our facility.
As a single childless adult, UUCSS has offered a way for Laura to interact with children and youth in a close and meaningful way. As good as the online church has been, she also misses our face to face interactions and hopes that we can all be together soon in person. UUCSS is her home and we are glad to have her.