Musings

Words from our Minister and Lifelong Learning Educators.

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 one minister and develop your readiness […]

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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 day. I […]

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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 yes, your minister just said that.) However, […]

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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 spiritual journey? Is it the same as […]

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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 it what we could, whether deepening […]

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Attentiveness, Anticipation, and Awe

Dear Ones, As we move into December, into the darkness, we find ourselves in spaces of tension. There’s the excitement and hubbub of all the things that happen around the holidays, combined with commercial and consumerist messages that bombard us. There’s the tension and anxiety that come with the end of the year, work deadlines […]

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