Erien Babcock found the world of Unitarian Universalism as a very young adult during her first military assignment. She is a Unitarian Universalist minister serving as a military chaplain, and was ordained by Tahoma UU Congregation and the Church of the Larger Fellowship after serving as a ministerial intern for our congregation.
As someone who loves truth in education, she worked in youth programming in the past and has a strong advocacy history. She is a lover of Star Wars, science fiction in general, comic books, and ice skating. Erien’s husband, Ian, proudly serves in the military. Her blended family has four children who teach the uniqueness of each experience without even trying.
“The spirit of a person’s life is ever shedding some power, just as a flower is steadily bestowing fragrance upon the air.” ~ Thomas Starr King
Join the newly ordained Rev. Dr. Erien Babcock, as she shares her message, “Keeping Our Light.” Using older stories, we will explore what the “light” and the “dark” meant as it was understood in ancient times, and consider what this might offer us for our … read more.
Tahoma UU Congregation has the honor of ordaining our former intern, Erien Babcock, to the Unitarian Universalist ministry. In collaboration with the Church of the Larger Fellowship, this online service is a time to affirm Erien in her ministry, and confer upon her the title … read more.
Ministerial Intern Erien Babcock ends her year with us on November 30. In this service we give thanks for her gifts to us through this year and hear from her too. A special time in the life of our congregation!
How do our mental state and feelings impact our whole self? Erien Babcock, Ministerial Intern, leads us in an exploration of our mental and emotional work as it aligns with the rolling into the end of the Earth-Centered religious year. Relax and do some work with your emotional and mental preparation in cycle with the earth, and explore a bit about Samhain and our relationships with our Ancestors.
Nancy Slocum, Director of Religious Exploration for Children and Youth, shares a Time for All Ages showing connections between Halloween and Samhain, as well as our seasonal shifts, roots of harvest traditions, and the axial tilt of the earth.
We will reflect on some of the gathered information that was presented at UUA General Assembly, and focus the bulk of our time introducing the report of the UUA Commission on Institutional Change. This culmination of 3 years of work is a tone and culture-shifting document — driven to ask us to look forward.
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Our online service will recognize the solstice and have our traditional flower service! While we won’t be exchanging flowers, we’ll see each other and hear the story. This celebration of our community, the longest day, and the abundance of late spring. Send your picture to Erien Babcock, Ministerial Intern, at email@example.com by Wednesday, June 17.
Please join us for worship service via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/581391656 .
You can also listen on your phone by dialing 253-215-8782 with Webinar ID: 581 391 656 to hear the worship service.
This worship service was rescheduled from a previously announced date.