Share the Plate

The July-August Share the Plate recipient is Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice, whose mission is to mobilize and amplify the voice of UUs in the National Capital Region as they seek to change the world through acts of love and justice.

Bringing Home a Transformative General Assembly

by Senior Minister Rev. David A. Miller. This past week, Unitarian Universalists from all over the world came to a Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) General Assembly (GA) that seemed different. The anticipation of this GA, my 10th, was different from any I have ever experienced. What would it be like with three recently named co-presidents who were appointed to the office after the resignation of the elected president? What level of sadness would fill us based on the very recent death of Jim Key, the association’s beloved moderator – our chief lay leader and the one who presides over the governance of GA? How would the recent controversy over systems […]

I Will Carry You in My Heart Always

by Associate Minister Rev. Laura Horton-Ludwig. Thank you so much for the warm and wonderful send-off you offered me on Sunday. How good it was to be together and share so many hugs and good wishes. And the presents you gave me are so beautiful – the stunning glass singing bowl and the scrapbook with so many loving, thoughtful notes – I’m deeply grateful to have these treasures to remember you by. I am excited about the next chapter in my ministry, but, dear people, you are very hard to leave! Many of you have asked about staying in touch. With a heart full of love for you all, I […]

Inspired to Lead

by Leadership Development Team Chair Craig Bennett. Three years ago, former UUCF Associate Minister Rev. Laura Horton-Ludwig brought together a group of lay leaders at UUCF to consider how we, as a faith community, could inspire, support and nurture lay leaders in our congregation. We began by considering what makes a good leader, what tools and support a leader needs and how leading in a spiritual community differs from leading in business or government. We asked ourselves “what motivates and inspires people to take on leadership roles in a UU congregation?” We found many answers to that question, but one that kept coming up was that people step into leadership […]