On Sunday, February 12, those attending the service had the chance to get an offering from the church. There were $20 bills in envelopes taped under the seats in the sanctuary claimed by whoever was sitting nearby. The requirements of receiving the offering were to do … read more.
It is a time when hyperbole is easy to fall into. Social media seems to be always exploding with the latest outrage or triumph, and it’s hard to not get carried along. But, as I said after the election, the work we are called … read more.
November 2016 seems likely to feature prominently In the story of our communities. We’ve been rocked by an election campaign and election results that that seem both shockingly unprecedented and reminiscent of some of the darkest chapters of our history.
Dickens’ famous opening sentence about “the … read more.
I am one of those modern households that lost the draw. The kids usually go to their fathers’ houses for Thanksgiving and then we go out for Pho on the Friday night after for our ThankPho Celebration. The tradition fits us.
And this gives me time … read more.
Our Change for Change collections in November will benefit the Bismarck-Mandan UU Congregation, which since April has been standing on the side of the Standing Rock Sioux in their protests against siting of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The church has hosted a community … read more.
“And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so?”
This question is the opening line of Raymond Carver’s “Late Fragment,” a poem that seems to reach out to me every few years. Earlier in 2016 I heard this line as the culminating “bonus” … read more.
As I get older, I tend to look at healing as a journey rather than a destination. But that wasn’t always the case. After I got plantar fasciitis a few years ago, I thought that all I needed … read more.
In my first or second year in parish ministry, I was approached after the service by the wife of the emeritus minister. With a wry look on her face, she said, “I see from today’s service that you took that class in seminary, ‘How to … read more.
This summer a transformation took place in several of the Religious Exploration classrooms thanks to the generosity of Tahama UU’s Paddle Raise donors! The two rooms are used for the middle school and high school youth groups, as well as adult committee meetings and covenant groups. … read more.
The church year has officially begun! We begin our church year anew each year with our Water Communion. Merging our waters together is a symbolic representation for us that we are indeed a community of covenant. But what … read more.