In June I had the enormous privilege of attending the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association, in person in Portland, Oregon. It was inspiring and uplifting to be with 2,000 Unitarian Universalists in person and hundreds more participating online. I reunited with longtime … read more.
Category: Minister’s Message
I started writing this newsletter article on the morning of Tuesday May 24. At that time, I was feeling grief and anger over the racist mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, and the leaked draft Supreme Court decision overturning Roe V. Wade. I was thinking … read more.
My heart is full with gratitude for my wonderful trip to Jacksonville last week. It was such a joy to meet so many of you in person! It was good to hug, to talk and laugh together. I feel that the in-person time we … read more.
Congratulations, BBUUC Community, on getting so much accomplished in February and March! I believe it is valuable to take time to celebrate, name and give thanks for all the good ministry happening in our community. This month I would like to lift up some … read more.
Our Unitarian Universalist principles describe the highest ideals that we wish to see flourish in the world. They describe a world to which we aspire, a world where:
-The inherent worth and dignity of every person is affirmed and honored
-Every person has the ability … read more.
This month our worship theme is “Widening the Circle.” Widening the circle of care, concern, and inclusion in our congregations requires us to consider who has historically been marginalized, or simply not present at all, in Unitarian Universalist congregations, and to proactively work to … read more.
The theme for our worship and religious education this month is intention. In the article “The Heart’s Intention,” Phillip Moffitt differentiates between goals and intentions. Goals are focused on a future outcome. We think of an outcome we would like to see, and we … read more.
This month, like every month, I sat down in front of my computer and wondered how I can use the valuable space I have in this newsletter to share a message with you that will hopefully offer you some spiritual grounding for the weeks … read more.
A few years ago on my birthday, I decided to drive to Vancouver for the day. I was staying in Blaine for work, and Vancuver is a one hour drive from Blaine. I was so excited to take this trip. I thought it would be … read more.
I am a casual novice gardener. When we moved into our house here in Seattle, there was a beautiful raised gardening bed in the backyard. I didn’t know anything about gardening, but it seemed a shame to let the raised bed … read more.