Author: Rev. Sue Goodwin

Pandemic Pastoring

by Rev. Sue Goodwin

I hope this letter finds you safe and healthy. So much as changed in the last month and much remains the same. March 8th was the last time we gathered in the sanctuary and I think we all knew then, that we would … read more.

Wisdom Sayings

I collect wisdom sayings. Honest. Not coins, stamps or even tulip bulbs. I’m the geek with a gallery full of quotes on my phone. I have found the practice of reviewing these quotes to be comforting and grounding. So, I’m sharing my favorites with you … read more.

Message From Rev. Sue about COVID-19

Dear Members and Friends of UUCWC,

The health of each member of our congregation is of central importance to us at UUCWC. Please: Don’t work sick, don’t school sick, don’t church sick. If you are sick, please stay home. We know that the COVID-19 virus … read more.

Six Ideas for Building Resilience

By Rev. Sue Goodwin

Try to avoid spinning. Resilient people tend to be COPERS. They don’t say: “Why me?? What can I do to be released from this horrible situation?” Resilient people say “Why not me?” Bad things happen to everyone. Resilient people cultivate support and … read more.

Connection, Hospitality and Our Church

As most of you know, I am filling in for Rev. Kim in the areas of preaching and pastoral care and I’ve been charged with “letting go” of some of my Congregational Life duties until post-sabbatical because I am a part time employee working twenty … read more.

The Congregational Life Council

Change is inevitable and can be delightful. Our Membership Ministry is undergoing changes right now. We have created “teams” that fall under the banner of the Congregational Life Council. The following are our teams, to date, along with their current Team Leaders.

Fellowship Hour (including Quieter … read more.

Welcome is a Verb

“Churches often believe they are friendly churches because their members are friendly to one another. But they don’t think about walking in the shoes of first-time guests. Welcoming those new to the church has to be the constant and intentional posture of the ENTIRE CONGREGATION.” … read more.

Your UU Elevator Speech

Imagine you are on an elevator and someone asks you to explain Unitarian Universalism. That hasn’t happened to you (yet)? Would you be able to summarize our faith tradition in the time it takes to reach your floor? In this “for instance” you are NOT … read more.

The Lost Art of Conversation

Our First UU Principle guides us to see the inherent worth and dignity in each person. One of the ways we might practice this aspect of our faith is by welcoming visitors into the UUCWC fold. If it has been a long time since you … read more.