Author Archives: George Hixon

Heartsick Again

We struck the religious imagination of an angry people

-Mahatma Gandhi

Beloveds in faith,

We have just lived through two more horrifying mass shootings in our country.

The trauma is real — and we dare not become immune to it.

I am heartsick, as … read more.

Love Is Not A Feeling

“Love isn’t a feeling, it’s a practice.” — Rinku Sen

We have just marked Independence Day, the birth of our nation. While celebrating its rich legacy of democracy and diversity, we are steeped in the angst and controversy of the questions it surfaces, “Whose country is … read more.

Help Our Immigrant Neighbors!


(This bill removes limitations on food supplement program benefits and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program benefits, provides MaineCare coverage and modifies language for state-funded supplemental security income to maintain consistency throughout … read more.

Sniffing Out Joy

“You have to sniff out joy. Keep your nose to the joy trail.” – Buffy Saint Marie

It is hard to believe, but we are wrapping up one year of church together. I am no longer your new minister and you are no longer my new … read more.

A Message from the UUA

We find ourselves in a time of unease and a time of opportunity. With reports of violence and animosity becoming a regular occurrence, it can feel like we are under siege. Reports of mosque attacks in New Zealand, church attacks in Sri Lanka and a … read more.

Office Administration Update

Our wonderful Office Administrator, Alice Alexander, is very ill and is currently not able to come in to the office. Lynne Russell-Johnson and other volunteers have stepped up to cover her most critical duties, but there are still many gaps which the Personnel Committee is … read more.

Creativity and Art

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.” -Scott Adams

It is May. Yay!! Creation is exploding with new life. We at A2U2 are a part of that, reflecting and embodying the creativity to which the very Spirit … read more.

What the UUA Does for A2U2

During a meeting of the Board on Tuesday, 4/16, part of our discussion involved our church’s increased involvement with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Here are some of our observations:

We have increased our use of these resources in the past couple of years, most recently … read more.

One-Year House Rental

Our 4 BR 2.5 BA house ½ mile from A2U2 is available 6/15/ 2019—6/15/2020.

Spacious (3952 sq. ft) elegant, artistically decorated. Large fenced yard. Near Falmouth line in North Deering; off Allen Avenue in a development called Pineloch Woods. Great for kids; no traffic. 2500/mo.+ utilities.

Call … read more.

All of a Sudden It Happened

Why it was wonderful;
Why, all at once there were leaves,                                                            
Leaves at the end of a dry stick, small, alive
Leaves out of wood.  It was wonderful.
You can’t imagine.  They came by the wood path
And the earth loosened, the earth … read more.