Humor helps us cope with stress and the bad news of everyday life. Humor soothes tensions, strengthens our immune systems, boosts our moods, diminishes our pain, and draws people together. And humor is fun! As a character in Walt Kelly’s Pogo cartoon says, “Don’t take life too seriously, son—it ain’t nohow permanent.”
Larissa Johnson, a member of the Board of Trustees, has lived in Rockville since 2016 when she began working for Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection as the Residential Energy Program Manager. She has been a certified Aerobics instructor since 1998 and has been a Certified Laughter Yoga Instructor since 2018 and spends most of her time dancing and laughing.
Scott Umlauf moved to Germantown in 2020 and works at AstraZeneca. He has two adult children, three cats, and a dog. Prior to joining UUCR he served in multiple volunteer roles at the UU Church at Washington Crossing, NJ, and currently serves on the UUCR Worship Arts Team.
Jim Blue, a retired physicist/mathematician, has been a member of this congregation since 1979. In his spare time he creates fractal artworks and teaches Shakespeare in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of Johns Hopkins University.
Music by UUCR Staff Pianist Justin Furnia.
Larissa Johnson, Scott Umlauf, and Jim Blue
Sunday, August 28, 2022