The Coming Together: Next Steps Committee, chaired by Maria Figueroa, and including members Laura Gardner, Sheila Whybrow, Cindy and Dave Hackett, and Dolores Fitch, and I have met to plan out our next steps for reopening. I recognize that we’ve been slow to make changes … read more.
Rev. Linda got to hear Ibram X. Kendi at the UUA General Assembly, and wrote this reflection below for The Inquirer, a Unitarian magazine in the United Kingdom.
The small print in the programme booklet noted that in order to get into the hall where the … read more.
Those of you who were in worship this last week will know that I came home for our General Assembly meetings energized and excited about the work we did there. There were changes made to how we do business and it made a big difference. … read more.
When you read this, I’ll be deep into Ministry Days, the gathering of UU ministers that precedes our General Assembly. This year it’s in Portland, OR, so close to home. There’s excellent worship, amazing speakers (adrienne marie brown and Ibram X. Kendi to name … read more.
On Sunday, I noted that we have a lot of rebuilding to do in our congregation. The last two years have been hard on just about every congregation I know. There’s widespread exhaustion among volunteers and members, giving has decreased across congregations, and leadership … read more.
I’m still buzzing a bit from our Flower Service. Right next to me as I write this is one of the calla lilies that I claimed at the service. Seeing it reminds me of the beauty of our congregation, of all the beloved faces that … read more.
One of my friends said, “in no other nation.” And she’s right. Ten days ago, 10 people were killed by a gunman as they shopped for groceries. One was 32 years old. The oldest was an 82-year-old woman.
And today it was Robb Elementary School in … read more.
Sundays in the sanctuary are different from how they were before the pandemic. We’re in masks, and the windows are open and there is air flowing through fans. Our children are with us upstairs and they bring a joyful – and sometimes loud – noise … read more.
Balance, someone once quipped, is having a cookie in both hands. These days, I find myself wishing it was that easy. As the pandemic continues to surge and recede, as spring continues to dance between late winter scudding clouds and drizzle and those perfect soft … read more.