The Importance of Unplugging

Happy May, members and friends!

I hope this finds you well. After two Sundays out of the pulpit, I haven’t seen many of you in a few weeks and I’m looking forward to greeting you on Sunday morning! I love going away, and I always love coming back.

I spent a few vacation days up in Acadia running and walking the many trails (this week’s photo is a sunset from the Schoodic loop). I remembered how important it is to unplug every so often and sink into unstructured time. How much sleep does my body need? How much movement? What am I hungry for? And of course you don’t have to go far, or even leave home at all, to embrace this kind of practice! This weekend is our Tri-Church Ferry Beach Retreat, and I hope those of you attending will take it as an opportunity to really slow down and be present.

And on Sunday in worship back at A2U2 we’ll dive into this topic more deeply and explore what social psychologist Devon Price calls “The Laziness Lie”. How has our culture constructed a story about laziness and who is / is not lazy? What has the impact been? What does our UU theology say about measuring our worth by what we produce or how busy we are?

I hope you’ll join us in person or online!

In faith,

Rev. Tara