Category To Be Continued

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

To Be Continued: Beloved Community

Dear Ones, It’s February! We are well into the new year now, and it’s still a little astonishing to me. This month has always seemed very long to me. Other than Groundhog Day (which is not much of a holiday) and Valentine’s Day, there aren’t usually many events. Our Soul Matters theme for the month […]

To Be Continued: The Last Ten Feet

Dear Ones, Given that we just enjoyed a lot of beautiful poetry last Sunday, I’m sure you all can handle a little metaphorical language from me this week… It’s been said that the last ten feet of climbing a mountain are the most dangerous. This is because the end is in sight. Along the way […]