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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...

Changing Your Mind as a Spiritual Practice

Changing Your Mind as a Spiritual Practice

Dear WUUC Community, General Assembly, the annual meeting of Unitarian Universalists from across the country to conduct the business of our denomination, usually takes place the last full week of June, and this year was no exception in that regard. It was exceptional...

The Business of Being Human

The Business of Being Human

Dear WUUC Community, In the second half of May, Emily and I took Natalie on vacation through Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas to see my parents and Emily’s parents. We call it the Grandparent tour of 2021. In the last few days of work before vacation started, I was...

Minister’s Musings: So Close… But We’re Not There Yet

Minister’s Musings: So Close… But We’re Not There Yet

Dear WUUC Community, This week marks one year since we had our Candidating Week (which was actually 12 days!), which ended in you voting and calling me to be your settled minister. That week was the first time I met many of you. It was the first time we worshipped...

The Promise of Spring

The Promise of Spring

Dear WUUC Community, The signs of spring are beginning to peek gently from their winter hiding places. The sun is becoming a frequent visitor; the days are getting longer. The flowers are starting to bloom: cherry blossoms, daffodils, and tulips are gracing us with...

Shifting from Like-Minded to Like-Hearted

Shifting from Like-Minded to Like-Hearted

Dear WUUC Community, I’ve been thinking an awful lot about this divided country we live in, and how the divides and polarization seem to be happening at every level; certainly, we see it at the national level, in our congress and senate. It’s happening at the state,...