Author Archives: George Hixon

Making Mistakes Does Not Make Me A Bad Person

Making mistakes does not make me a bad person.  It makes me a learning person. — Audette Fulbright, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, Wyoming

“Learning While Leading” is the book I wrote, published by Alban Institute in 2000. I love learning. It is why … read more.

Invitation to Beyond Categorical Thinking Workshop

The Ministerial Search Committee is pleased to invite everyone to the church on Saturday, November 23rd from 9:30am-12:30pm for the Beyond Categorical Thinking (BCT) workshop. This program, led by UUA Transitions Director Keith Kron, is designed to promote inclusive thinking and help prevent unfair discrimination … read more.

Yellow Ribbons

If you see someone at church with a yellow ribbon extending from their name button, you’re looking at a search committee member. Have more to say to us that wasn’t covered in the survey? Please find us during coffee hour, or email us!  We’re happy … read more.

RE Blue Team Food Drive

The Religious Education Blue Team (grades 3, 4 and 5) is learning about hunger and food insecurity this month, and is doing a canned/non-perishable food drive to help feed the hungry in the Portland community! The title of the food drive is “House Panthesis CAN … read more.

Radiating Joy!

A2U2 is a community radiating vitality and even joy.  Yes, joy.

From 110 people sitting down to lunch together to share stories and learn about A2U2’s history, to folks rapidly signing up for a photo shoot to insure inclusion in a new photo directory, to 40 … read more.

Survey Goal Reached

Thank you for making your voices heard by participating in the ministerial search survey!  We met our goal of 60% participation!  Over the next few weeks we’ll be collating and summarizing the survey results and we will report back to you later this month with … read more.

A NEW Tri-Church Retreat in 2020!

Our annual Tri-Church Retreat for spring 2020 invites us into creativity, experimentation and imagination as we try out a NEW weekend retreat location.

We can’t hold our 2020 retreat at Ferry Beach during our assigned weekend there because we at A2U2 are candidating and voting for … read more.

Welcome Back!

“I knew myself to be a thread in a great tapestry…” — Words of a patient, to Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen

Welcome back!

Yes, it is that time again — to come on in, come on home, come together and fill with gladness, wholeness, and sustaining hope. One … read more.

New England Region UUA to Conduct Spiritual Leadership Seminars

Spiritual Leadership is an orientation and practice by which individuals and congregations create, sustain, and restore Beloved Community in which everyone experiences belonging, wholeness, greater equity, and an increased willingness to risk on behalf of our values.

Spiritual Leadership is needed everywhere — our homes, schools, … read more.