Diversity Reads: Join the conversation

This week I want to share with you all a taste of the books we’re discussing this spring in our “Diversity Reads” course at UUCF. How do you relate to these perspectives? On class (We discussed this book in our Mar. 17 class): “Sometimes Unitarian Universalists believe the stereotype that we are only educated suburbanites, when it is clearly not true. My wife grew up as one of six children in a family that struggled to survive economically. … [S]he is a born UU and so is her mother. Many Unitarian Universalists live in marginal economic circumstances or do not have college educations. I believe that at heart Unitarian Universalists […]

Powerful symbols of bondage and freedom

I may be one of the last people around who still eats grains and gluten … I love almost any kind of bread. Matzoh, though, is not the most delicious. And still, every year, I look forward to matzoh. It isn’t the flavor or the texture. It’s the meaning. The reminder. The story. I am grateful to Jewish friends who have invited me to be part of Seders. And glad that our congregation hosts a Seder each year. Because a good story deserves retelling. As a recent New York Times story suggests, knowing family stories creates resilient children. The Passover story is one of the most powerful expressions of the journey toward freedom. And if I get to eat in […]

Gather courage for the next right thing

Gather courage for the next right thingby Parish Minister Rev. Mary Katherine Morn Should you really be reading this? Seriously. Is there something else that cries out for your attention? (That was silly, of course …

Generosity and greed

Generosity and greedby Associate Minister Rev. Laura Horton-Ludwig Are there any fans of the Seven Heavenly Virtues out there? In traditional Catholic theology, the Seven Virtues help us free ourselves from …

Route 50 as the Great Divide

Route 50 as the Great Divideby Steve Myles, Lay Minister for Social Justice I recently participated in the second pilot of FACET’s Hot Meals program at UUCF… The third stop on the delivery route is the Breezeway Motel on Route 50 …

Facing the worst with generosity of spirit

Facing the worst with generosity of spiritby Intern Minister Sarah Lenzi While I was living in Philadelphia, I had the good fortune of having a friend who had an extra ticket to see Maya Angelou speak at the University of Pennsylvania. She was nearing …