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 […]

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” […]

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 […]

April Theme: Wholeness April 7 – Attitude of Gratitude – Ginny Sassaman April 14 – A Hero’s Welcome – Rev. Lori April 21 – God Got A Dog – Rev. Lori April 28 – Being Human(ist) (source #5) – Rev. Lori

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

March Theme: Journey March 3 – Journeying with Mary Oliver – Rev. Lori March 10 – Our Abrahamic Roots (Source # 4) – Rev. Lori March 17 – Ostara/Spring Equinox – Rev. Lori & Stephen Burton March 24 – The Pursuit of Happiness – Worship Team March 31 – Coming Home – Rev. Lori

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 […]