by Rev. David A. Miller. One year ago tomorrow, UUCF voted to call me as your senior minister. I remember that day well, waiting in the office and then having Nigel Astell come to inform us of the vote. It was a glorious day, and it has been an amazing year. The beginning of any ministry is pregnant with possibilities. In fact, it is all possibilities, because we haven’t spent time together in day-to-day life. Once we start to work with each other, just like in any relationship, there are moments of joy and sorrow, frustration and compromise, vulnerability and exploration and everything else that comes with life. We travel a path that […]
We need volunteers to welcome visitors and usher during our summer worship services and to help with coffee and sell fair-trade items after the services. Even if you can only help once or twice, sign up here or in the Commons after services or contact Mary Foster. It’s fun and easy, and if you’re trying it for the first time, Mary is happy to help you get started. Thanks for helping make summer worship run smoothly.
by Rev. David A. Miller. It’s hard to know what to write after being at a conference for 3 days that feels like it is dealing with the most urgent topics in a world so badly needing revolutionary love … but this is the way it feels this weekend in New York City. I write this at the closing of The Middle Project’s 2016 conference Revolutionary Love: Tools, Tactics and Truth-telling to Dismantle Racism. It was hard to listen to the stellar leaders, activists and strugglers in the work of human equality and dignity and not think that this is the central calling of our time – the struggle to dismantle […]
Apr. 11, 2016. by Barb Brehm for Equality UUCF. It was a great day last Jun. 26 when the US Supreme Court ruled that marriage is a fundamental right to which same-sex couples should have the same access as opposite-sex couples. This ruling made access to marriage a nationwide right for gay and straight people alike. But we can’t stop now! If you’ve been following the news lately, you’ve seen that many states are considering and even passing legislation limiting equal access to services and support for LGBTQ marriages. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed the “Religious Liberty Accommodations Act” that allows individuals and organizations to deny services to LGBTQ people. […]