Voices of UUCC (Page 6)

Voices of UUCC (Page 6)

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Voices of UUCC offers reflections from members of the UUCC community. Our congregational blog gives you the chance to hear from each other in-depth, and discuss issues relevant to Unitarian Universalism in general and the congregation in particular.

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Mid-week pastoral reflections from our minister and guest bloggers arrive via In Between Sundays, while Good Governance includes posts from UUCC’s Board of Trustees and Executive Team that relate to the business of the congregation.

Sanctuary Churches

In a Washington Post op-ed piece, journalist Linda Hirshman suggests that “To Resist a Trump Presidency, ask: ‘What Would the Abolitionists Do?’” Let’s examine a little piece of Unitarian history that helps us answer that question.

Bold and Wise: The Next Generation

When I told my 5-year-old daughter that the majority of people on earth practice some form of religion, tears welled up in her eyes. It didn’t make sense to her; she couldn’t wrap her head around the fact that so many others had religious beliefs. Exactly why this was so surprising was a mystery to me — by age 5, she had lived on three continents. She knew people came in…

Is Incivility a Disease?

UUCC Member Jim Caldiero recently attended a public hearing where he observed what he felt were incivil, heavy-handed tactics, including an adult harassing a teen and a council member verbally berating a witness. Jim wrote in an email that these events reminded him of what historian Thomas Fleming said about John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry in the book A Disease in the…

President’s Memo January 2017

UUCC Board of Trustees President publishes a message to the congregation every month. Here is her message for January, 2017. Each month, when your Board of Trustees, (Frank Hazzard, Jen Hayashi, Patrick von Schlag, John Harris, Jodi Brown, and Katja Fort Rhoden) and your Executive Team (Paige and Maureen) meet, we begin our meetings with a reading, chalice lighting, and a…

A Tale of Two Roosevelts

Like many Unitarian Universalists, I experienced depression and sadness after the most recent presidential election. My eyes would well up with tears as I thought about the fear and hate that have become so prevalent in my country. But then I remembered what one of my heroes once said. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified…

Questioning Authority

When asked what I do in my position as a religious educator, I frequently describe my job as teaching children and youth to Question Authority. That description raises some eyebrows, elicits quizzical looks, occasionally raises gales of laughter. Why on earth would I want to encourage more questioning? Don’t children already ask enough questions? What does it really mean…

Walls and Hedges

My wife and I were listening to the radio program “This American Life” one morning a few weeks before the 2016 presidential election, when one of the interviewees commented “my dad had a wall around our yard when I was a kid — a big wall — that’s what we need in this country.” For me, a childhood memory was triggered. The year was 1959 and I was 8. My family had just…