Intern’s Blog

Becoming a UU Minister

Hannah Gallo, Ministerial Intern

Many of you were present for my Question Box sermon, where I briefly explained that I’ll be seeing the Ministerial Fellowship Committee at the end of March. But I figured that for those who weren’t there, it might be interesting to … read more.

Being Myself at Welcome Table Wednesdays

by Hannah Gallo, Ministerial Intern

I entered the Crossings Room on Wednesday, November 28 at 6:30pm to hear a cacophony – screams of joy from Wesley Snyder, uproarious laughter from Elliott Dunner, and lots of chatter from Mary and Linda. The hall was alive and I … read more.

Life is About Loss

By Hannah Gallo, Ministerial Intern

I remarked to my fiancee the other day that I missed some things about urban ministry–the immediacy of the need, the fact that people I’m serving are living on the street, or haven’t had a hot meal in a day, or … read more.

Diving in at the Deep End

by Hannah Gallo, Ministerial Intern

My first month at UUCWC has been an extraordinary experience.  While some might have expected the intern to dip her toes in, then wade, and finally submerge her head under, I’m taking somewhat of the opposite approach. I have started by … read more.

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 … read more.

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 … read more.

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 … read more.

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 … read more.

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 … read more.