Minister’s Blog

Selma Sunday March 8th

Feb 27th, 2015 • Category: Minister's Blog, News & Events

On March 8th, we will gather for Selma Sunday. Nearly fifty years ago, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. sent a telegram to faith leaders around the country, including Unitarian Universalists, calling on them to join him in Selma—and Unitarian Universalists (UUs) heeded the call. Now, Unitarian Universalists are once more being called to continue […]



Celebrate Being a UU and Part of UUCWC

Feb 8th, 2015 • Category: Minister's Blog

There are so many reasons to celebrate being a part of UUCWC right now!  To name only a few, our attendance on Sunday mornings is higher than ever.  The financial affirmation grows in supporting our congregation and the ministries outside of our walls each week.  And just this past January 25th, we had fourteen newcomers […]



The Hard Work of Unitarian Universalism

Jan 11th, 2015 • Category: Minister's Blog

Looking through some old files the other day I came across a Generational Differences Chart.  It is eleven pages, tiny print, and absolutely fascinating.  The document breaks the generations into these categories:  Traditionalists (born between 1900-1945, Baby Boomers (1946-1964), Generation Xs (1965 -1980), and Millennials (1981-2000).  I’ve remarked on numerous occasions since the start of […]



Classes and Webinars for Friends and Visitors

Dec 22nd, 2014 • Category: Minister's Blog, News & Events

New Opportunities for Friends and Visitors: Webinars! There are two upcoming opportunities to learn more about UUCWC, Unitarian Universalism, and our path to membership. The first is through our two-part in-person conversations called Roots and Wings.  Roots will meet on Sunday January 18th; Wings, to be attended only after Roots, will be offered on February […]



And growing!

Dec 17th, 2014 • Category: Minister's Blog, News & Events

Last year while serving the Unitarian Church in Summit, a young woman, Maggie Doyne, came to speak to the congregants and community at large.  She had been raised in a local high school, graduated with honors and was, like her peers, college bound.  But Maggie decided on a very different path.  Certain she had been […]



On the 15th Day of Christmas…

Dec 16th, 2014 • Category: Minister's Blog, News & Events

It’s the first day of Hanukkah, which means it’s five days to the winter solstice, and nine days until Christmas, which means there are only fifteen days left to 2014!  Anxious yet?  Reflective?  Deepening into the winter spirit? Over these next fifteen days, UUCWC will continue to collect donations toward the End of Year Fund.  This […]



Change Fatigue

Oct 9th, 2014 • Category: Minister's Blog, News & Events

Do you remember the West Wing episode all the way back in 2001, where Josh Lyman and Sam Seaborn discuss eliminating the penny? Josh Lyman: He wants to abolish the penny? Sam Seaborn: He doesn’t want to abolish it, as much as he wants to give his boss a reason why we can’t. Josh Lyman: Well, […]



Reflection Questions

Sep 16th, 2014 • Category: Minister's Blog, News & Events

It’s Tuesday afternoon.  For the last three days the reflection questions from Sunday’s Crossing II have been sitting on my desk calling for my attention and intention: 1. If someone were to follow you for a day, week, or a month, what would they say you Promise yourself to? 2. What promises need to be […]



September, 33 Congregations & New Themes, Oh My!

Aug 26th, 2014 • Category: Minister's Blog, News & Events

September is right around the corner and with this, there are wonderful opportunities to get connected, build relationships, and be a part of the congregation in intentional ways. Last year UUCWC introduced Theme Based Ministry – the practice of choosing one theme per month and exploring this theme deeply in worship life, adult and children’s […]



Creating a Sanctuary

Aug 15th, 2014 • Category: Minister's Blog, News & Events

The locks have been changed at UUCWC.  For the leadership who spent countless hours preparing for this moment, many are sighing with relief.  It is done.  The process has been seen through.  “Onward,” a familiar voice might have said.  But for others the locks being changed brings up big questions of who we are becoming […]