Happy Summer!

June 30, 2017 My friends, This is the time of year when I ‘go to the well.’ I am soon heading off for summer holidays in Minnesota and Wisconsin. There I’ll be spending time with family and friends, visiting old haunts, and lazing time away by looking at, swimming in, and being on water. When…

Listening to the Minority Voice

At our May 2017 AGM, it was proposed that in our deliberations, as a congregation, we consider the voices of those who are usually voiceless. The idea was brought forward by our Indigenous Working Group, and inspired by a chapter in a book of Indigenous essays titled Original Instructions. In her chapter, “An Okanagan Worldview…

A Community of Mindfulness – June 2017

Mindfulness is something that has gotten great traction in western society over the past few decades. This should perhaps come as no surprise. Given the increasingly bifurcated nature of our lives, mindfulness, as a practice that focuses on the present moment, is a deeply enriching experience for some, and a survival tactic for others. Jon…

RISING STRONG by Brene’ Brown

Here is an introduction to the book we will be reading for May.  All are invited to join us even if you have not read the book. We will be meeting this month on May 11th and 25th at the home of Linda Palmason, 3022 Westridge Blvd. Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global…

A Community of Unfolding – May 2017

I remember a time as a teenager, riding on the tailgate of a pickup, gazing backwards as the truck drove forward up a hill. Watching the fields and trees disappear behind me, I experienced a strange sensation… it was as if the landscape I was leaving was doubling in on itself, folding itself up. And,…

Serving with Spirit: nUUrturing UU Leaders

Summer UU Leadership Workshops Do you wish that you experienced your participation in your congregation as an expression of ministry, not primarily an obligation to do your part? We invite you to a weekend to explore where you find the “springs” which fill your life’s well of energy, and how you can live out of…