Category To Be Continued

To Be Continued: Easter Week

Dear Ones, As I shared in my message on Palm Sunday, this time of year – Christian Holy Week – is the time when I wrestle most with theology. Like many of you, my religious background is Christian, though I grew up unchurched. Whether one grew up in a Christian faith tradition or not, one […]

To Be Continued: Coming Events

Dear Ones, T.S. Eliot once wrote “April is the cruelest month.” I would argue that it is a very BUSY month for UUFB! This coming Sunday we will celebrate Palm Sunday – and then the “Men Who Cook” will be serving bratwurst and other goodies afterward as one of our series of “Eat the Deficit” […]

To Be Continued: Our April Theme

Dear Ones, Welcome to April! Can you believe it’s April already? Spring has arrived, bringing showers and pollen and a cold virus that is making the rounds. With the new month comes a new theme, “Wholeness.” Soul Matters frames these themes as questions: “What does it mean to be a people of Wholeness?” What does […]

To Be Continued: Transgender Day of Visibility

Dear Ones, First, I want to remind you that this coming Sunday, March 31, 2019, is “Bring A Friend Sunday!” It will be a good time for people new to Unitarian Universalism to worship with us for the first time. We will formally welcome some new members, and it’s the Fifth Sunday of the month, […]

To Be Continued: Coming Home

Dear Ones, How did you feel the first time you attended a Unitarian Universalist service? Over the years I’ve facilitated many newcomer classes, and I’ve heard many describe the experience as feeling like they’d come home. I’ve been thinking about this, as a few people have asked recently about publicity for UUFB. I remember the […]

To Be Continued: Listening to trans voices

Dear Ones, You may have seen this article in the most recent UU World by Kimberly French, titled “After L, G, and B: Listening to transgender and nonbinary people is about respect, relationship, and whether we can be a truly inclusive faith.” Yes, that’s a long title. Unfortunately, the article focuses on the cisgender author’s experience, and […]

To Be Continued: Lots to do!

Dear Ones, Kudos to the Social and Environmental Justice Committee for a fabulous fair during last Sunday’s Fellowship Hour! The SEJ – and other members of UUFB – give time, talent, and treasure to a number of organizations and agencies in our area. The displays were inspiring! Last Sunday we had many announcements at the […]

To Be Continued: Beauty & Joy

Dear Ones, As we move from February to March, spring is in the air. So is the yellow pollen that gets all over everything – and causes so many of us to suffer with allergies! Still, when I spotted this joyful little bloom last Sunday, I couldn’t resist taking a photo. Whenever I see these […]

To Be Continued: Dealing with trauma

Dear Ones, This past Sunday we held a memorial service for a dear member who took her own life. This coming Saturday we will celebrate the life of a founding member who died after a long period in hospice care. These are difficult times for our Fellowship. You may have heard of the UU Trauma Response […]

To Be Continued: Fertile ground

Dear Ones, If you were here for our service on February 3rd, which introduced and celebrated the Pagan festival of Imbolc; you probably took home a packet of seeds. Tom and I planted ours – and my radishes have sprouted above ground! We’ve planted a couple of small trees since buying our house, but we […]