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Minister’s Musings: It’s About Connection, not Perfection

Minister’s Musings: It’s About Connection, not Perfection

Dear WUUC Community, Last month, our Worship Team collaborated with the folks at Evergreen UU Fellowship in Marysville to do a collaborative service honoring Easter and Passover. It went well, and I think everyone involved learned a lot by shaking things up and doing...

The Truth of our Feelings

The Truth of our Feelings

Dear WUUC Community, Well, it finally happened again. When I arrived here in Woodinville in August of 2020, I heard that our Black Lives Matter sign had been defaced, destroyed, or disappeared a number of times prior to my arrival. However, since my ministry here...

Minister’s Musings: The Present of Presence

Minister’s Musings: The Present of Presence

Dear WUUC Community, It is December now, which means we are well into a season of celebrations and gift-giving. If presents are a part of your holiday observances, please remember to add one more person to your list of gift recipients: you! And (if I may be so bold...

Finding Peace Amidst the Chaos

Finding Peace Amidst the Chaos

Dear WUUC Community, I’d like to share a Jewish parable with you: A farmer lived in a small house with his wife, many children, and his aging parents. The house was always crowded, noisy, and often messy. The farmer could never seem to find a moment of peace and...

Liminal Space

Liminal Space

Dear WUUC Community, As we continue to search for a more normal way of life on the other side of this pandemic, it occurs to me that we are in a liminal space. “Liminal” comes from Latin, and means “threshold.” Physically, it is the space between two other spaces. But...

Our Second ‘First Year’ Together

Our Second ‘First Year’ Together

Dear WUUC Community, It’s September, which means our ingathering service is just around the corner. Ingathering is the time each year when we return from summer adventures, students prepare to return to school, and we ramp up our church programs and activities. It is...