Minister’s Blog

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.

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.

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.

Holding Things Lightly

I’d like to invite us to hold ourselves lightly, our dreams and hopes, our knowledge and beliefs, our disappointments and our mistakes.  All of them, lightly.

We are entering into a time of experimentation.  We decided this together.  That was the buy-in.  As a congregation we … read more.

Willy

We have loved Willy.  He has brought joy and comfort and unconditional love to many, at meetings, in coffee hour, in your homes and hospital visits.  He has been happy here,

And, as some of you know, he has been sick, coughing and experiencing trouble breathing.   … read more.

I’ve Decided to Stick With Love

“I’ve decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

When I read those words of Dr. King, my heart grows full. I feel the rightness of his words in my body. Love fills and warms the heart … read more.