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Religious Education 2020: It Takes a Village (and a Zoom account)

Religious Education 2020: It Takes a Village (and a Zoom account)

By Bridget LaflinDirector of Religious Education Hello WUUC! Summer is winding down and we are ramping up for a church and school year like no other.  All of us are feeling the pressure of figuring out how to create a new normal during these challenging times.  WUUC’s...

In Trying Times, I Believe in Us

In Trying Times, I Believe in Us

By Bridget LaflinDirector of Religious EducationHello Beloveds, Will you breathe with me? Take a deep breath in slowly. Exhale slowly. Repeat as many times as necessary to feel a bit of calm. Let's just take a minute and remember that we love each other. At the very...

REorganizing our REsources

REorganizing our REsources

Stewardship season is upon us again. It is the time in the church year when we are thinking about our pledges, our resources, what we want to give to the church, and what we feel we can afford. It is also the time of year when we plan our annual church budget, which...

Are Our Children Learning  to Handle Conflict?

Are Our Children Learning to Handle Conflict?

Hello Friends!  As I thought about the January and February Soul Matters themes of Integrity and Resilience and how these concepts relate to our Religious Education program, I began to think about the challenges and successes that our RE program has faced this...

Happy Holidays, WUUC!

Happy Holidays, WUUC!

(Photo courtesy of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary) This time of year always gets me thinking about family.  And like many people, my extended family lives far away from me.  My parents and siblings all live halfway across the country, and I find myself getting...

Are Our Children Valued?

Are Our Children Valued?

“It’s a blessing you were born.And it matters what you do.What you know about GodIs a piece of the truth.May the beauty you love,Be what you do.And you don’t have to do it alone.”-- Laila Ibrahim This poem has been a cornerstone of my faith journey in Unitarian...