Jul. 30, 2018. By Senior Minister Rev. David A. Miller. Here we are mid-summer and there are so many things going on in the world. In the past and coming week, I have counted at least five requests to participate in vigils, protests, witness events or conferences based on the challenges and issues of the day. There will be more about some of these coming out in the announcements and look for something from me about the counterprotest against white supremacy on Aug. 12 in Washington, DC. With all that and more, I have been thinking about one of the aspects of covenant, one of the dynamics of congregational life […]

Living Into Grace

Jul. 23, 2018. By Assistant Minister Rev. Sarah Caine. I’m driving back home from my first battle assembly, talking with my father, and I come to a toll booth. Now, I don’t have an E-ZPass, so toll booths mean a brief exchange with whomever is inside the booth. I warn my father that I’m going to chat with the worker for a moment, but I’m not prepared for what happens next. I’m still in my uniform, and when I hand over my debit card the worker waves it off. “I’ll take care of this for you. Thank you for your service.” No, I want to say, there are others who […]

Developing Our Human and Spiritual Selves

Jul. 16, 2018. By Lay Minister for Adult Spiritual Development Cheryl Sadowski. High summer. Time seems to slow down; the morning air is light and dewy, the late afternoons are thick and stormy. Children’s laughter bubbles across the water of community pools, and friends and neighbors come together for barbecues and concerts on the green. When I was young, I loved summer for its long, languid days. I would run among the houses of my neighborhood to visit friends or curl up for hours on the back porch with a library book. Summer was sweet because it was time-bound; it ended with the beginning of a new school year, which […]

Pledging to Undo White Supremacy in Our Denomination

Jul. 2, 2018. By the UUCF Board of Directors. On Mar. 20, UUCF’s Racial Justice Steering Committee asked the Board of Directors and the Coordinating Team to make a pledge to support The Promise and the Practice of Our Faith Campaign for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU), which seeks to dismantle systems of white supremacy within our denomination and amend broken promises to the Black lives within the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). One part of this campaign asks congregations to pledge $10 per member, which then will be matched up to $1 million, as part of the overall funding pledge to BLUU. With a UUA-certified membership of 661, UUCF […]