Yesterday I greeted parents, children, youth and teachers back to in-person Religious Exploration (RE) classes for the first time since March 2020. Smiles abounded and joy was present everywhere. Of course, for me, getting to this point was a journey fraught with anxiety. To adapt dialogue from “Shakespeare in Love,” one of my favorite movies, […]
"Faith Matters" Blog
Welcome to "Faith Matters," the Monday blog written by UUCF's ministers and congregational lay leaders.
As I reflect on my first 8 months with you, there is still a part of me that feels like I’m just now beginning. I often refer to this as “beginner’s mind” – operating from a place of possibility, openness, enthusiasm – not limitation. I also sense within myself a “beginner’s heart” – operating from […]
I have come to understand that growth in congregational life (and hopefully other places) comes when we create brave and sacred spaces to understand ourselves, our boundaries, our gifts and our limitations in relation to others. The solo practitioner of spiritual/religious life can grow only as far as they can imagine. When we introduce others […]