lemons, strong men and happy treasurers

There once was a strongman at a circus sideshow who demonstrated his power before large audiences every night.

Toward the end of one performance, he squeezed the juice from a lemon between his hands. He said to the onlookers, “I will offer $200 to anyone here who can squeeze another drop from this lemon.

A thin older lady hobbled up the stage. She picked up the lemon and clamped it between her two frail, boney hands. She squeezed. And out came a teaspoon of lemon juice.

The strongman was amazed. He paid the woman $200 but privately asked her, “What is the secret of your strength?”

“Practice,” the woman answered. “I have been treasurer of my church for forty-two years!”


In the big ring of our hypothetical circus is YOU! The core of our fellowship has always been you. You join the marches. You bring your curious mind to meetings. You bring the joy and laughter to services. And lemons for our UUFP lemonade!

If we haven’t received your pledge, it’s possible you lost it or spilled coffee on it, or maybe your dog really ate it.

We have the answer: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula Online Pledge Form for the Spring 2022 Canvass.

In less time than it takes to say, “Pass the Basket,” you can make your 2022 pledge. And we can start stirring our lemonade. But, please click NOW and in less than two minutes, you’ll be done with a smile on your face, and you can get back to reading your other email.

We want to encourage everyone to always give 100%!

Unless you’re giving blood.