Saturday, February 23, 2013

Ruminations from St. Croix (STX)


L-R Rabbi Maurna Sapsowitz, me (Rev. Dr. Qiyamah A. Rahman) and Tahirah Abubakr.

Too much has transpired to totally catch you up! Just know that I am loving my life in STX. Thank you for your patience. I am starting my seventh month in STX and loving every minute of it!

The above picture was taken December, 2012 at my Installation. I am now officially the minister at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St. Croix.

Here are a few pictures to whet your appetite!


We had a guest speaker talking about a non profit, organization, Alternatives to Violence (AVP) and of course I had to wear my peace stole. We meet at the Jewish Community Center and as a result the Rabbi and I have worked closely on some projects. 


I was fortunate to find a great duplex (two bedrooms) and open space floor plan with a good sized front and back yard. This is a picture of the kitchen taken from the living room. The bedrooms are to the right. Ceiling fans keep me cool most of the time.

Another picture taken from the living room. The furniture is covered because of Ms. Lili who still loves to scratch things. She is now fortunately an outdoor cat and she has takento STX like fish to water. She has lost weight and looks good! No more "chuncky monkey" which I lovingly who call her!


I have started a flower garden which I love working in. I have recently begun a vegetable garden in planters that include tomatoes and kale. On the back porch I have peppermint that is ready to "harvest" and dry!

I live in walking distance from the beach! I haven't caught too many sunrises but the sunsets are gorgeous!


St. Croix - Bigger than Life Beach!


It is not all play in paradise. This is some of the Fellowship members meeting early Saturday morning, February 2nd in a workshop titled, What it Means to Be a Unitarian Universalist. The President, Gail Nealon and I faciltated the workshop. She has been a great asset to the Fellowship and to me as their first paid minister. The Fellowship is 28 years old and I have put them on notice that they should have a bang up anniversary celebration for our 30th year!


Agriculture Fair - Peacocks strutting their stuff! 

February 16-18 The Annual Agricultural Fair (Ag Fair) takes place! It is one of the biggest events on the Island and includes music (I attended the calypso and reggae concerts); animal husbandry; vendors of all kinds; etc. 

I attended with my friend Tahirah and I ate veggie pate, johnny cakes and smoothies and health drinks.  

Welcome to my world!
Blessings! Rev. Qiyamah

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