Rev. Leslie Takahashi Installed as Lead Minister
Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church (MDUUC)
Sunday, February 21, 2016 marked the formal beginning of Reverend Leslie Takahashi’s role as MDUUC’s lead minister. Serving as co-minister at MDUUC since 2008, Rev. Takahashi had been acting lead minister since the congregation called her in June of 2015.
Installation is more than a social gathering. It centers on a unique liturgy that creates the covenant binding community to minister, and her to us, as this new ministry begins.
The Unitarian Universalist Association states that the installation service “underlines the highest and holiest in church life.” It dedicates congregants and minister to the values and traditions of the congregation and to the hopes for the future that move the MDUUC community and ministry forward.
The installation drew ministers from across the district and United States, filled our sanctuary with love as MDUUC, in community, celebrated who we are and who we are becoming.