Category To Be Continued

To Be Continued: Rest

Dear Ones, For many of us this is usually a joyful time of year, as we anticipate seeing loved ones – especially children and grandchildren. In this global pandemic time the season is different this year. Few among us will be traveling or hosting out of town guests as we might have in the past. […]

To Be Continued: Light & Dark

Dear Ones, As I wrote in this column last week, one of the things that attracted me to this congregation was the existence of the different spiritual affinity groups. It’s been interesting to get to know and work with people from each of the groups over the past few years.  This is the time of […]

To Be Continued: Affinity Groups

Dear Ones, The Healthy Congregation Team and I, along with other members met last Sunday. A few members had concerns and questions regarding the Ancient Sea Island Continuum’s (ASIC) holiday display at USCB. A leading member of ASIC addressed them as well as he could. It was determined that the time to develop the display […]

To Be Continued: Thanksgiving

Dear Ones, On this Thanksgiving day, I am grateful.  I’m grateful to be serving this Fellowship.I’m grateful to be with my dear spouse. I’m grateful that our grown children are all relatively well. I’m grateful to have adequate food, and sound shelter. I’m grateful that our country seems to be moving toward a peaceful transfer of power. I’m […]

To Be Continued: Muddling Through

Dear Ones, Name that tune… “Have yourself a merry little Christmas, it may be your last,Next year we may all be living in the past…” If you think this is a contemporary satire with new lyrics to “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” you’re … not right. These are actually the original lyrics for the […]

To Be Continued: Writing About Gratitude

Dear Ones, As I’ve noted earlier, our Soul Matters theme for this month is Healing, partnered with a theme of Gratitude. I’m grateful for everyone who attends our regular Sunday worship services, and last week’s service was an interesting blend of worship and practice. Our pulpit guest sent me a sweet note afterward, remarking on […]

To Be Continued: Post-Election Day Thoughts

Dear Ones, I originally wrote this column on Nov. 3rd, election day. It felt a little anticlimactic to be writing on a day when so many people I know have voted early, either in person or by mail. Now, here we are, on Nov. 4th, the day after, with results in several key states too […]

To Be Continued: Travel Safe

Dear Ones, As we hurtle toward the end of the campaign season, in this last week before Election Day, I hope each and every one of you has either voted already or has a firm plan for how and when you will vote. Never before has an election mattered so much to so many. It’s […]

To Be Continued: Regional Assembly

Dear Ones, Whenever I attend a cluster meeting of colleagues, a regional assembly, a UU summer camp or conference, or General Assembly, I return inspired! Elsewhere in this edition of Headline News is a small article about the upcoming Regional Assembly for the Southern Region. I really hope you will consider attending! We have not […]

To Be Continued: Not The Same

Dear Ones, As I write this the UUFB Mini-Auction is happening! There are some great experiences and beautiful items available, and I hope everyone is finding something that appeals to them. Remember – this is not your only opportunity! The mini auction is our chance to learn how the system works, in preparation for a […]