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.
Category: Religious Explorations
Several years ago, I participated in a “Diversity Event” at work. It was a celebration of the many different cultures represented by the staff in our agency. Many of my co-workers were immigrants or first-generation Americans, hired, in part, because they were bilingual and could … read more.
We are about to begin our new year in the Children’s Religious Exploration (RE) Program and this year we are trying something new. Our RE program will be using curriculum built around the Soul Matters themes used by the entire congregation.
The decision to use … read more.
I want to let you know that I have made the decision to welcome the unexpected guest of change into my life by accepting a full-time position as the Director of Lifespan Religious Education at the Mount Diablo UU Congregation in Walnut Creek, CA, … read more.
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world
That has such people in’t!
The Tempest, Act 5, Scene 1, Lines 181-184
There is a cultural push and pull over these famous lines. Written from the perspective of the naive … read more.
“Our times ask us to exercise our capacity for prophetic witness, by Prophetic witness I mean our capacity to see what is happening, to say what is happening and to act in accordance with what we know….Prophetic witness …is the ability … read more.
We are a week out from the election and there is still a lot of uncertainty, to say the least, about what a Donald Trump presidency will mean. Some of our children and youth will be able to articulate their … read more.
A cherished component of our faith community is encouragement to ask questions and receive support as we seek our own truth. For families, I believe a question often asked is, “Is it worth it to muster not only myself, … 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.
As a parent I always start to get a little anxious by mid-August. I know the summer is starting to wind down and, as much as I love my children, I begin to look forward to the routines of … read more.