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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 […]



Week 2…

Aug 11th, 2014 • Category: Minister's Blog, News & Events

It’s the start of week two and I think we’re off to a great (and speedy) start. There are rumors, I know, that I’m not officially starting until the 15th but it’s been quite the contrary! During my first week I had the joy of meeting with my Welcome Team, the chair of the Membership Committee, the Worship Associates, […]