Category: Board President

President’s Blog for January 2021

“Grief and resilience live together.”
— Michelle Obama, Becoming 

 

Dear Friends,

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.

Gratitude

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.

President’s Blog for October 2020

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…

“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.

Tahoma UU President’s Budget Message

Harnessing the ripple effect in times of trouble

An ugly pandemic has launched a societal tsunami, threatening to turn us inward at a time when we desperately need the warmth of community.

In times like these, the value of sustaining your spiritual home becomes clear.

Our minister, … read more.

President’s Blog September 2018

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.

President’s Blog for June 2018

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.

President’s Blog for May 2018

I must begin this blog with a huge thank you to Tori Brewster and Eli Grandin-Rood. They brought enthusiasm and a fresh spirit to the pledge drive this year. They were thoughtful and creative and made every effort to involve new people in the pledge … read more.

President’s Blog for March 29, 2018

My message to you this month is deeply personal. It is pledge time again.  I hope I was able to convey to you last year the depth of my love/passion for and commitment to TUUC. I hope it is contagious. In the thirteen years Skip … read more.