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To Be Continued: Third Anniversary

Dear Ones, Can you believe it’s August already? Before you know it, our sun bird members who fly away to the (usually) cooler north will be coming back. Before you know it, we will be celebrating our Ingathering Water Service on September 8th. You’re invited, as always, to bring a small amount of water from […]

To Be Continued: SUUSI

Dear Ones, I have just returned from attending SUUSI – Southeast UU Summer Institute – in Cullowhee, NC. Over 1,000 Unitarian Universalists from all over the country – as well as a handful from Canada and the UK – were there for a week of living in intentional community with other UUs.

To Be Continued: After General Assembly

Dear Ones, In our service this past Sunday I mentioned the conversations that were held at General Assembly, and how delegates were asked to bring them back to their congregations for consideration and further conversation. Here are those questions – and I note that one of the questions I didn’t attempt to answer in the […]

Upcoming Sundays – Summer Series

Summer 2019 Speakers June 30 – Gaynell Dantzler – Love Is All It Takes July 7 – Rev. Lori & Randy James – The Power of WE July 14 – Jan Spencer – Scatting in the Key of Gee’s Bend July 21 – Rev. Debra Guthrie – The Transformation Machine July 28 – Rev. Lori […]

To Be Continued: General Assembly

Dear Ones, As I write this, I’m preparing to attend our Unitarian Universalist Association’s annual General Assembly (G.A.) in Spokane, Washington. It’s always exciting to be in the company of thousands – yes, thousands – of Unitarian Universalists! There will be inspiring worship services, thoughtful presentations, meaningful workshops, and interesting business meetings. The theme this […]

To Be Continued: Heat and Stress

Dear Ones, June is here, along with record-setting high temperatures and a lot of violent weather in the Midwest and plains region of our country. The weather, the heat, distress over events in the news… it all adds up to rising anxiety. Anxiety in our personal lives, in our country, and in our congregation. Such […]

To Be Continued: White Shoes

Dear Ones, I was recently in a discussion where someone asked if we still needed to observe the custom of no white shoes before Memorial Day. The only time I ever heard of this was in novels, and wasn’t truly aware that this was something that real people observed. I wonder where that custom originated? […]

To Be Continued: Scary Stories

Dear Ones, This past Sunday our story for all ages was Very Last First Time by Jan Andrews. This book, a former Reading Rainbow selection, features a young Inuit girl living on Ungava Bay in northern Canada. The action centers around her going under the ice of the frozen bay while the tide is out, in order […]

To Be Continued: Wonder

Dear Ones, “A Sense of Wonder” is the title of a painting Tom and I got in an auction at a science fiction convention many years ago. It’s whimsical, with a cat tumbling upside down, interacting with a tiny figure sitting on a flower. You can only see the figure from the back – so […]

To Be Continued: Scam Alert!

Dear Ones, Scam Alert. I heard a few weeks ago about a few UU colleagues who had been impersonated, by the use of a similar sounding email address. This is called “phishing.” Some members of their congregations received messages asking the member to purchase various gift cards for “someone who needs it.” I posted a […]