Minister’s Blog

A World We Do Not Recognize

My dear ones at A2U2,

These are difficult times.

We are living in a world we do not recognize as our own, a world for which we were not trained, nor for which were we prepared. Yet it is here. And we are called to live in … read more.

A Faith That Stands Up to Truth

I was reading along in our Common Read, An Indigenous People’s History of the United States, feeling my energy sag when I heard the voice in my head saying, “When is this going to be over?” I turned to the back of the book and … read more.

To Know Is Not All

At the cusp of the year and the decade, I find myself thinking of George Santayana, who said, “To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind, than to be hopelessly in love with spring.”

We are, it seems, hopelessly enthralled in … read more.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.