Spiritually Speaking: The Messiness of Life

Spiritually Speaking: The Messiness of Life In the last few months I have been more aware of the difficulty of living in this world than anytime previously. It is not just the violence that is wrought daily, but it is also the new life emerging.  It is not just the pain of those in our […]

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From the President

Some may wonder why UU congregations don’t go ahead and hire a new settled minister when one leaves. The reason is that people need time to grieve the loss of a beloved minister. They need time to separate.  They need time to feel and process all their feelings. And the congregation needs time to reflect […]

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What Does It Mean To Be A People of Simplicity?

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move  in the opposite direction. — E. F. Schumacher   Courage. It’s not your typical place to begin. But maybe that’s good. It reminds us of what we already […]

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Spiritually Speaking: A Simple No Will Do!

Spiritually Speaking: A Simple No Will Do! I am a person who thrives on having several projects going on at once.  It’s part of my nature to enjoy the pace of diverse work that requires gear-shifting and new skills.  And I am, admittedly, a person who also can slip into being busy to avoid, to […]

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Introduction to This Month’s Theme, Blessing

by Rev. Robin What Does It Mean To Be A People of Blessing? A Soul Matters facilitator writes, “I guess after plan A fails, I need to remember there’s a whole alphabet.” It’s not just our friend who needs help remembering that “there’s a whole alphabet” out there; it’s all of us. We all get […]

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Spiritually Speaking: Bless Your Heart

When I first arrived in North Carolina, I was already aware that “bless your heart” was not something you would really want to hear! I can honestly say that I’ve only had three folks in six years say “bless your heart” to me.  If I am really honest, I probably was deserving of receiving the […]

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