Our Annual Pledge Drive for this year has posed the question: Y R U UU? I arrived at a Unitarian Universalist church in search. In search of: a religious home…

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…

Why do you come to church? Is it an expectation from birth? From marriage? What expectations do you carry through the front door about this religious community? On November 13th…

Come gather around people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone And if your…

In this season of letting go, of turning from green to golden, of letting go of sunlight for moonlight, I am taking time to let go of expectations to make…

“Welcome back!” “It’s good to see you.” “How was your summer?” Upon my return from my July vacation, I was welcomed by these sentiments. It is my hope that those…

When I prepare for study leave and vacation, I take time to review the pile of books in my church office and at home, the list I’ve created in my…

This offering is taken from Rev. Shelly’s sermon Love Letters given on Sunday, June 12. This spring, Jenna and I took some vacation time together to work on some house…

Six months ago I began sharing my excitement about General Assembly, the annual meeting and gathering of our Unitarian Universalist Association, happening in Columbus, OH, June 22–June 26. I shared…

“We have all known the long loneliness, and we have learned that the only solution is love, and that love comes with community.” ~Dorothy Day “The essential challenge is to transform…

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