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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

November Theme: Deep Listening November 1 – Going Forward – Rev. Lori November 8 – Healing the Past: Write! – Rev. Lori & Joanne Nelson November 15 – Healing the Present: Say Their Names – Worship Team November 22 – A Rich Life… – Rev. Lori November 29 – Hope & Gratitude – Rev. Lori

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 […]

One Sunday when I was worship assistant at another congregation, a member of the choir suddenly collapsed. Another choir member roused the first enough to help him to the foyer, where he was quickly seated in a wheelchair and the paramedics were called.  Fortunately, the spouse of the member who collapsed was also in attendance, […]

Join your Southern Region staff team and sibling Unitarian Universalist congregations in the Southern Region for a day of collaboration and learning! UUA President Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick-Gray will be our keynote speaker in the morning. Afternoon workshop include: Where Do We Go From Here? Widening the Circle of Concern – with Rev. Ashley Horan, […]

October 6th saw a family successfully graduation from the Shelter Program.  They will now participate in the Staying on Track (aftercare support) Program.  Another family is currently working with their Case Manager to locate housing, having already gotten a job, and enrolled their child in school. Family Promise is proud of these families! Family Promise […]