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To Be Continued: Pandemic Concerns & Hope

Dear Ones, As I’m writing this, I’m listening to a Monday, March 29th interview with Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the current director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Dr. Walensky is pleading with people to continue masking, physical distancing, and staying home as much as possible, even if already vaccinated. Why? Because the country as […]

Upcoming Sundays – April

April Theme: Becoming April 4 – Becoming Christ – Rev. Lori April 11 – Living in a Poem – Worship Team April 18 – Celebrating the Earth – Rev. Lori April 25 – Mission & Ministry – Rev. Lori

To Be Continued: Technical Difficulties

Dear Ones, Okay! Last Sunday was an adventure on Zoom, wasn’t it? If you did not manage to hang in there through the repeated stops and starts, here’s what happened. There was a change in the link to our services this week, and a change from one webmaster to another. In the hand-off, the new […]

To Be Continued: Mission

Dear Ones, Every week we are invited to recite these words:  Our mission is to create a joyful sanctuary for spiritual and intellectual growth,embracing all souls in a nurturing community from which we go forth as activists for social justice and as stewards of the natural world. These are, of course, the words of our Mission Statement. […]

To Be Continued: Committed

Dear Ones, Committed. That’s the title of the service I’m preparing for this coming Sunday, in keeping with our Soul Matters theme for March. “What does it mean to be a people of commitment?” is the question at the top of the resources packet from Soul Matters. We are a people of commitment. As you’ve […]

To Be Continued: Spring is here!

Dear Ones, It is March! Spring is beginning, temperatures are rising, and allergies are blooming. Tom and I are seeing more wildlife and flowers on our walks, though the azaleas seem to be delayed this year. Since we purchased our home in February, we have celebrated that anniversary with a profusion of pink and white […]

To Be Continued: Learning From the Pandemic

Dear Ones, What have you learned from the pandemic?  The last in person gathering we held at UUFB was on Sunday, March 15, 2020. It was a lay led service, with insightful reflections from the group that read and studied Brené Brown’s book, Braving the Wilderness. The next Sunday Chris and I led worship online […]

To Be Continued: Lenten Fast

Dear Ones, Each week I wrestle and wonder while writing this column. Sometimes I’m wrestling with a question, often I’m wondering if anyone reads it – or if I have anything to say. This week I’m thinking about, and wrestling with, the idea of Lent. For many Christians this week marks the beginning of a […]

Stewardship Update

We are already over a month into 2021.  The past year has been one for the history books.  One I am sure no one wants to be repeated.  But we move on. The updated pledge total is $122,800.  This is from 40 Member Units and 3 Friends. If you have not sent your Pledge Form […]

To Be Continued: Scams Again…

Dear Ones, Scams again… Remember a few months ago when at least one of our members were emailed by a person or persons unknown impersonating me – and asking them to purchase a significant amount of gift cards? Over the past few years, several of our Unitarian Universalist colleagues – and their congregations – have […]