Minister’s Blog

The Quiet Moments

Happy May, dear ones!

I look forward to seeing many of you on Saturday at Ferry Beach for the annual Tri-Church retreat! I have been to Ferry Beach just once before, on this same retreat years ago as a member of Auburn UU. So … read more.


Hello dear church!

May this note find you well. And maybe with some new-to-you STUFF? A huge thank you to all of you who made the Earth Day Yard Sale a huge success last weekend! What a gift to our church and our neighbors.

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Remember to Be Gentle

Dear Church,

How is it with your spirit these days? I find myself both jazzed up about spring’s beauty and all that’s going on in the congregation, and also tired and ready for a summer vacation! So I’m taking rest where I can to … read more.

Joy Even Now!

A2U2 Friends,

Alleluia! It was a joy to celebrate Easter with you this past Sunday! Alleluia, indeed.

And this week does feel, though we have been in spring for some time, like a beginning of sorts. It’s warm, more flowers are up, and buds … read more.

Easter Flowers

Blessings to you today, A2U2!

It is a blessed week, indeed. We find ourselves at the intersection of a number of holy days. Muslims are approaching the end of Ramadan; Jews began their celebration of Passover (Pesach) at sundown yesterday. And for Christians, today … read more.

Caregiving In Its Many Forms

Dear Church,

Laura and I are grateful for the well wishes you shared as I’ve been caring for her post-surgery. She is indeed on the mend and life is returning to normal for us. I spent time this past week reflecting on what it … read more.

Spring Is Here!

A2U2 friends,

You’ve already received a LOT of words from me this week (mostly about the UU Article 2 and Principles changes) so I’ll be brief.  Mostly I just want to celebrate with you… Spring is here! Hallelujah!

Our Pagan group is hosting a … read more.

Reflecting On Change

Dear A2U2,

Well… our STORMS service on Sunday sure seems to have ushered in what is, hopefully, the last Nor’easter of the season! May this note find you with power and driveway mounds melting.

This Sunday we’ll be reflecting together on what it means … read more.

Another Year Together

Dear church –

I hope this finds you healthy and well. As you have heard by now, your Board has invited me to renew my contract with you for another year and, after discernment, I accepted. I am so looking forward to another year together … read more.

Applying Patience

Dear church,

Happy March! We’re making our way towards spring, though as I’m writing this snow is coming down. I know the days are getting lighter, but I could do without the snow. I’m seriously ready for spring. Truth be told, I’m working on … read more.