From Muriel Downey, Board Member-at-Large St. Cloud, Minnesota – 1966, my husband and I were invited to join a group of colleagues and friends who were regularly meeting in an old school house to share Sunday services in a Unitarian tradition. Unitarianism was an unknown to both of us at that time having been raised…

Ministry & Numbers Over the last several months, I’ve been in conversations with our congregational leaders and staff about numbers. Numbers of members, of visitors, of attendance in worship, of volunteers, of faith formation programs, of pledges, of staff hours, of meetings, and of course, budget numbers. Gathering and analyzing the numbers, which contribute to…

When I speak of and seek the spirit, I often hear the songs of spirit from our hymnals. “Spirit of Life, come unto me. Sing in my heart…blow in the wind…rise in the sea, move in the hand, giving life the shape of justice…Spirit of Life, come to me, come to me.” SLT #123 Spirit…

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