Minister’s Blog

Love as Action

Greetings friends,

I hope this finds you warm and dry and shoveled out!

Amidst the shoveling and other work, I’ve spent a solid chunk of this week worship planning for February. Beginning February 5th, we’ll be embarking on a three-week exploration of Love and … read more.

Thirty Days of Love

Dear members and friends,

We are making our way through January, the days are growing longer little by little, and we’re entering the post-holiday season at church. I love the holidays, and I love when they end =) . In the Christian tradition, this … read more.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year members and friends!

I had a truly wonderful holiday season at Allen Avenue. Solstice was beautiful, Christmas Eve lively and sparkly, and Christmas Day Zoom full of laughter and connection. I hope you weathered travels and family or alone time well … read more.

Winter Blessings to You!

A2U2 Members and friends,

Winter blessings to you! We have turned the corner and the days are lengthening. Winter has arrived. Our A2U2 Pagan group led a beautiful Winter Solstice service last night at church. Candles, song, silence, fire. To all those involved- … read more.

Exploring Stories and Facts

Dear members and friends, 

I was thrilled to be back in worship with you on Sunday after a few weekends away. We lifted up the beauty and sacredness of the dark, and grappled with how we navigate the dark/light imagery of ancient and modern stories this … read more.

A Holiday Card

Happy Holidays, A2U2!

May this season of long nights, generous giving, and faithful reflection bring you hope and peace.
And may we each and all side with Love in the year to come!

With love,

Revs. Tara & Laura

Focusing on the Sacred

December blessings to you, A2U2 friends!

I hope you had safe travels, stayed healthy, and got some good rest last week. The most meaningful part of my Thanksgiving was, by far, our shared time of connection over Zoom. I left with a heart full … read more.

Busy Months Ahead

Greetings, friends!

I hope this note finds you healthy and well. November and December are busy months at church with staff and volunteers planning for worship, the holiday fair, and special holiday services. What a gift to be able to return to some beloved … read more.

Ever Changing

Dear friends,

We are a week into Daylight Savings time and two days out from Election Day. What a wild week! Whether you love the long, dark nights or wait with terror for seasonal depression to creep in… whether you’re celebrating election results or … read more.