Welcome to “Faith Matters,” the Monday blog written by UUCF’s ministers and congregational lay leaders.
I am working to embrace the spiritual practice of flexibility. I had planned to be at worship in person yesterday and to be your worship associate from the pulpit for the first time in my tenure as the lay minister for worship and arts. I was so looking forward to being in our sacred space […]
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, […]
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 […]