Tag: From the Minister

From the Minister for February 16, 2023

Beloved friends,

We are almost to the third anniversary of the COVID shutdown. It’s been a long journey through these years. The months and months of home isolation, the miracle – and misery – of Zoom, that brought us together and kept us apart, and the … read more.

From the Minister for July 10, 2022

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.

From the Minister for June 22, 2022

Beloved friends,

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.

From the Minister for June 15, 2022

Beloved friends,

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.

From the Minister for June 7, 2022

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.

From the Minister for May 24, 2022

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.

From the Minister for May 20, 2022

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.

From the Minister for May 13, 2022

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.