News (Page 61)

News (Page 61)

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…

Riddle and Mystery Update January 29, 2017

Important information for February 12th, 2017! We are having a Children’s Chapel next Sunday, based on our fourth source of Unitarian Universalism: Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves, or in child-friendly language: Christian and Jewish teachings which tell us to love all others as we love…

Toolbox of Faith Update January 29, 2017

Important information for February 12th, 2017! We are having a Children’s Chapel next Sunday, based on our fourth source of Unitarian Universalism: Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves, or in child-friendly language: Christian and Jewish teachings which tell us to love all others as we love…

Chalice Children Update January 29, 2017

Important information for February 12th, 2017! We are having a Children’s Chapel next Sunday, based on our fourth source of Unitarian Universalism: Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves, or in child-friendly language: Christian and Jewish teachings which tell us to love all others as we love…

Superheroes Update January 29, 2017

Important information for February 12th, 2017! We are having a Children’s Chapel next Sunday, based on our fourth source of Unitarian Universalism: Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves, or in child-friendly language: Christian and Jewish teachings which tell us to love all others as we love…

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…

Oohs and ahhs of Mary Oliver

Happy New Year everyone! For someone like me who loves to read, receiving Christmas presents of new and interesting books is a delight. When I came home from our Christmas morning worship service, there were several beautifully wrapped books under our tree. I eagerly opened each with interest and curiosity. Although reading on a Kindle is nice, lately I have longed for…