“Imagine if the practical and administrative work of the church – meetings, planning, teaching, etc — was understood not as a necessary evil but as an integral part of the mission of the church to spiritually nurture us. Imagine church not as a place led … read more.
Category: Board President
On February 28 after the Sunday service lifting up We’re All in This Together, Miss Daisy, our 14-year-old American Staffordshire terrier, let us know clearly that she was done. It was time to move on to her next adventure. We loved her for 13 years … read more.
“Responsibility equals accountability equals ownership. And a sense of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team … read more.
“Grief and resilience live together.”
— Michelle Obama, Becoming
I am shaken to the core of my physical, intellectual, and emotional being by the events in Washington DC this week. The assault on the United States Capitol – encouraged by the leader of our democracy … read more.
“Like hope, trust, and love, gratitude is both a feeling and a spiritual practice . . . Words of thanks signal acknowledgement of another’s part in benefiting our lives. “Thank you” adds a human connection. It says, “I noticed you were there, and I … read more.
As I’m drinking a cup of tangerine tea, relaxing for a moment during a day of raking dirt, digging in edging and helping a large area of our yard recover from “the big dig” of a full septic system replacement, I realize that I … read more.
“When the going gets tough, the tough reinvent.” – RuPaul
And reinvent we have in a time that has challenged our bodies, minds, hearts, and spirits. I am trying to be patient, to be mindful, to be careful, to be thoughtful, to be healthy. And, … read more.
Harnessing the ripple effect in times of trouble
In times like these, the value of sustaining your spiritual home becomes clear.
Our minister, … read more.
Reflections on the Recent Past
In August the Board of Trustees took our annual retreat. The concept of a day(s) long retreat is nothing new for organizations. The stated goal is usually to take an extended period of time away to reflect, plan and grow together … read more.
This is my final blog as TUUC Board president. It has been a wonderful year highlighted by the honor of installing Linda as our settled minister. She has truly led the way for us to become a forward-thinking congregation. It has been an exciting time … read more.