Intern’s Blog

In Gratitude

There is no way to truly thank and acknowledge all of the love and care I have received from UUCWC this year, but I want to hold up a deep gratitude for all of you. How does one say goodbye to a place and a people they have fallen in love with.  I understand why … Continued

The Ministry Journey

by Sue Flynn Many people think that in order to become a UU minister you just need to get your Masters of Divinity from a Seminary and then you are automatically ordained as a minster. All denominations have different requirements but it is now pretty standard to need a Masters of Divinity degree in order … Continued

Notes of a Chaplain

A few summers ago, I was working as a Chaplain at a Catholic hospital in Charleston South Carolina. We were all assigned floors of patients to check up on. The nun in charge of placing us took a while to discern where I should work but decided I should work in the building on campus … Continued

Farewell February

By Susan Flynn, Ministerial Intern February is a very unique month. It is the shortest month of the year and it often seems to feel longer than it actually is, I always wondered if it is due to the placement of February. Most of the major fall holidays come before it, winter is not finished … Continued

Curiosity Has Not Killed This Cat

“The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reasons for existing.”  – Albert Einstein Thinking about living the UU theology, one of the pieces of being a part of the living tradition is the encouragement to have a questioning heart. The Fifth principle supports that All Voices Matter, and dissent is … Continued

The Winter Commute

by Sue Flynn, Ministerial Intern In the winter season, I always delight in the joy of appreciating the contrasts of light, temperature, and seasonal changes in the landscape. My commute to and from work has become an unusual practice of being in the moment, which has allowed for gratitude, awe, delight, and pause to accompany … Continued

UUCWC’s Gift for Community

Sue Flynn, Ministerial Intern As the year is coming to a close, I have been reflecting on the cultures of the spiritual communities I have engaged in.  I have been in several Unitarian Universalists communities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Indiana and a guest in Quaker tradition at Meetings and schools in Indiana … Continued

Introducing the Ministerial Intern Committee

From the Ministerial Intern Committee: Sonia Hardaway, Tim Murphy, Connie Rafle, Michael Waas, Regina Zilinski We are incredibly pleased and proud that we have Sue Flynn with us here at UUCWC. In the 2016-2017 church year the Ministerial Intern Committee reviewed applications from several potential interns and conducted a thorough interview process with all the … Continued

Introducing Monthly Vesper Services

by Sue Flynn, Ministerial Intern “Spiritual” is a word I love. When I use this word, I am speaking to the needs we have as human beings to make meaning in our lives. It is less of a definition and more of a question. Where is the meaning in your life? What gets you out … Continued

Introducing Sue Flynn, Ministerial Intern

I am so delighted to serve as the first Ministerial Intern at UUCWC. Originating from outside of Boston, I’ve spent time in the western part of Massachusetts working in a nonprofit; in the Midwest for undergraduate and graduate work; and I have family along the East Coast, not to mention roots down South. Answering the … Continued