Minister’s Blog

A Farewell Message

Dear Ones,

It is difficult to find the words for this, my last message to you as your minister.  I have felt myself filled with wonder and gratitude.  We have known blessings in abundance.  You have been loving, faithful, caring and generous in all you have … read more.

We Are In This Together

There has been so much news this week to break the heart. More than 100,000 people in our country have been confirmed as dying of COVID 19.  We know there are many more who simply died without ever having been  tested.

We have unemployment rates comparable … read more.

Together We Thrive

“The promise of all bogus religion is the promise of a peaceful life without pain.” — William H. Willimon

We Unitarian Universalists do not believe in the prosperity gospel that purports that God rewards those who are faithful with wealth and material possessions, or its corollary, that those … read more.

“They were the best of times…”

“They were the best of times, and they were the worst of times.“ Someday they may say that about these times. Surely there are dreadful things about these times, and they are going to get worse before they get better.  Many of us will lose … read more.

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.