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Goodbyes

Goodbyes

Dear Ones, Each person and thing we have loved leaves its mark on us, and we on it. We forever become part of one another, affecting each other in ways that often continue to unfold for years. Even when we will not see each other anymore, this remains. As does the...

In the Interim: Cultivating Gratitude for What Went Before

In the Interim: Cultivating Gratitude for What Went Before

Dear Ones, Our theme for the month of May is Thresholds. Thresholds are powerful places where we cross from one thing to another. We have thresholds in our homes, in our congregations, and in our lives. At WUUC you’re at one threshold as you begin to say goodbye to...

In the Interim: When Plans Fall Apart

In the Interim: When Plans Fall Apart

By Reverend Diana L. SmithDear Ones, The last few days of February and first days of March brought new plan after new plan and change after change. As soon as we thought we had a plan that would be protective we’d find we needed a new plan – sometimes a couple times a...

In the Interim: Creating Meaning Together

In the Interim: Creating Meaning Together

By Rev. Diana L. Smith Dear Ones, Do your eyes glaze over when you hear the word “theology”? While I can really geek out on theology and deeply love it, there are also times I’ve started losing focus when conversations about it become too abstract or esoteric. (And...

Our Six Sources

Our Six Sources

Dear Ones, What inspiration do you draw from as you seek to live out your Unitarian Universalist values and engage in a free and responsible search for truth and meaning? What language and ideas make sense to you and speak to your spirit as you think about your...

Questions for Reflection in the New Year

Questions for Reflection in the New Year

Dear Ones, It has been a rich, full month. The busyness of early and mid-December, with its holiday parties and gift finding and giving, its many pulls that stretch our minds and hearts thin, is coming to an end. We’ve passed the longest night of the year, taking from...