Caring for Your Voice During the Winter Months

As you probably know, urban legends and ‘old wives’ tales’ gain steam during the winter months when it comes to the catching of colds and the spreading of germs. I am most definitely NOT a medical professional but I do know a few things about vocal health. I thought I’d share some info on how […]

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A Letter from your Minister — January 2020

The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you. ~L.R. Knost Dear Folks, Welcome to the new year, the month of January, and our monthly theme of Integrity. As the United States deploys thousands of troops to the Middle East, the world questions our integrity as a country, and many of our […]

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Family Choir

I’m so excited to be starting this new group at PUUC in February! If you’re not familiar with the concept, you may have asked yourself “What exactly IS a Family Choir?” Here are some key components of how the group will come together. What exactly is a Family Choir? The great thing about it is […]

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A Letter from your Minister — December 2019

Dear Folks, Welcome to the final month of the year and to a Season of Advent. In the Christian church year, Advent includes the four weeks leading up to Christmas. Part of our heritage as Unitarian Universalists has its roots in Christianity. The word “advent” comes from the Latin, “advenire,” meaning “to come” or “adventus” […]

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Christmas Songs and Their Interesting History

Christmas songs are a ubiquitous part of our culture during the holiday season, but how often do you stop to think about how they came to be? There are some fascinating stories behind the development of the most popular holiday songs in the world. Read on to see if you knew any of these interesting […]

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The Welcoming Congregation Renewal Program

Greetings, Beloved Community! In a recent sermon, I shared that we’ve begun the process of renewing our Welcoming Congregation status. The UUA has created benchmarks for congregations to complete for each year of renewal, and the renewal process will now be annual. Our aim as a denomination and as a church is “to be bolder […]

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A Letter from your Minister — November 2019

Much of the quality of your life depends not on fame or fortune, beauty or brains, fate or coincidence, but on what you choose to pay attention to. ~Winifred Gallagher (from Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life) Dear Folks, Welcome to November and to our monthly theme of Attention. Our question for November is: “What […]

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A Letter from your Minister — October 2019

Choose to belong, and then belong with all your heart. ~Rev. Mary Frances Comer Dear Folks, Welcome to fall and to the monthly theme of Belonging. Numerous questions came to mind as I pondered “belonging.” Each question led to another. To what or to whom do we belong? We belong to one another; we belong […]

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Musical Mindset and Performance Anxiety

As the lovely month of October moves in, we’ll be focusing on discussions about belonging and how it relates to our humanity. As you’ve all surely experienced, making music is one of the greatest human activities we can participate in to foster a feeling of belonging. Many people have no qualms about standing in front […]

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