by Laura K. Secor
Hello my friends,
As you may recall, in the early days of the pandemic my teenager announced that they were non-binary, and preferred that we use “they/them” pronouns when talking about them. This led to a few months that would have been … read more.
by Robin Mitzcavitch, Director of Religious Exploration & Education
I don’t agree with this statement.
In my life, in my dearest relationships, saying, “I’m sorry” has been necessary in order to maintain those relationships. For me, love can give you the strength and courage to … read more.
by Rev. Aaron Payson
There is an old story told among Zen teachers. Once upon a time there was a family, the relatives of a poor sick samurai, who were dying of hunger. They approached Eisai’s temple, and the good monk there took the golden … read more.
by David Schowalter & The UUCW Stewardship Team
A Reminder About Digital Pledging & Offerings
As we begin the 3rd quarter of our fiscal year, we are aware that many of you continue to face financial challenges. Because of the budget surplus realized from FY2020, we … read more.
Presented by Laura K. Secor (Text by Rev. Richard Gilbert)
When Life Is Messy by Rev. Richard Gilbert
It is easy to pray when the sun shines
And we are grateful for another glorious day of being.
It is hard to pray when wind and rain and thunder
Plague … read more.
Robin Mitzcavitch, Director of Religious Exploration & Education
Stamps picturing Gee’s Bend Quilts
Being a quilter, I was pleased to see the book “Stitchin’ and Pullin’’” by Patricia McKissack suggested in the curriculum we are using this year for our Religious Exploration program. The curriculum, “Growing … read more.
Rev. Aaron Payson
This month’s Touchstone Ministry Theme is “Consolation and Desolation”. Included in the material shared for this theme is the following story:
The farmer’s plot of land ran along the bank of a river. Years ago, he planted a bamboo plant, which grew … read more.
Rev. Aaron Payson; Rev. Cheryl Leshay, Affiliated Community Minister;
Rev. David Miller, Minister Emeritus; Robin Mitzcavitch, Director of Religious Education & Exploration; Jennifer Landry, Office Administrator;
Matthew Johnsen, Music Director;
Susan Chaffee, Bookkeeper; Steve McNally, Sexton
Presented by Laura K. Secor (Text by Rev. David Blanchard)
Listening for Our Song by Rev. David Blanchard
On sabbatical in East Africa, I heard a story of a people who believe that we are each created with our own song. Their tradition as a community … read more.