Category: News

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.

Vote Forward Letter Writing Campaign is a Success!

UU the Vote with Vote Forward Letter Writing Campaign!

Nationwide, over 17 million letters were mailed by over 180,000 letter writers on The Big Send date of October 17. TUUC had over 20 participants and our grand total was over 3,600 letters mailed!

Our star letter writer was … read more.

A Faith Vote for Sex Education

This fall, voters in the State of Washington are being asked to vote on Referendum Measure 90. This Referendum was created in response to Senate Bill 5395 which was recently passed by our Legislature that changes the law about sexual health education. It requires … 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.

Kayak Lessons

One of my very favorite activities is paddling a kayak. When I was growing up, my family had a cottage on a lake in Vermont. We had a clunky rowboat and a fluorescent green canoe and I spent a lot of time out on … 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.

Dreaming a Different World

When I was working with homeless teens in Chicago early in my ministry, I attended a conference on teen pregnancy hosted by the University of Chicago.  The panel of experts included doctors, social workers, psychologists, and front line social service agency workers.  I have … read more.

When Words Don’t Come

There are times in life when it’s hard to figure out what to say.  Comforting someone who has lost a beloved family member, for example.  There are no words to meet that grief adequately, the small, clumsy ones we use never feel like they are … read more.