Posts by Julie Stoneberg

Wherever You Go…

I really love the metaphors of journey and travel as a way to think about life. We are all on some kind of a journey. For some, in any given moment, it is an adventure. For others, it is a tough slog. And of course, the quality and style of our journey changes from day…

CUC Response to the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG)

June 6, 2019 The Canadian Unitarian Council acknowledges the systemic and ongoing nature of colonization of Indigenous peoples, land, and resources on this land. We are becoming more aware of the many ways in which colonization unjustly privileges settlers at the expense of Indigenous peoples. We acknowledge the findings and calls to justice of the…

Announcing our new DRE!

We are very pleased to announce that Ben Robins will be joining us as Director of Religious Exploration. Ben grew up in the Kingston congregation, and is just completing his training as a UU minister with an internship in Hamilton. This summer he is moving to Peterborough to join his partner. Here’s what he had…

A Community of Beauty – June 2019

You are a community of beauty; you are marvelous, and kind, and open-hearted. And anyone who might have been present for our Annual General Meeting on May 26 would have seen you at your most beautiful; thoughtful, creative, respectful. Opening our Annual Report, anyone can see the many good and important things that we have…

A Community of Curiosity – May 2019

“We are the church of the open minds”, says a UU children’s chalice lighting. This claim has often led to a dialogue about how we might be open-minded while also holding strong convictions about what is right…as if those two things were mutually exclusive. As the ‘church of the open minds’, our faith would have…

UFP is in search of our next Director of Religious Exploration!

Position Posting below. Full job description here.  The Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough strives to provide Religious Exploration (RE) programming for children and youth that is welcoming and inclusive, that encourages spiritual growth and development, and grounds our children and youth in Unitarian Universalist principles and values. We are a liberal congregation seeking a Director of…

A Community of Wholeness – April 2019

Early in my time in Peterborough, I said something that got some pushback. While I can’t remember verbatim details, I certainly remember the gist of it. My words implied that we need to improve/to get better. Those who pushed back felt I was implying that they weren’t good enough just as they are. They wanted…

CUC in Solidarity with Trans and Nonbinary UUs

The statement attached was issued after the publication on March 1, 2019, of a UUWorld article which caused harm to trans and nonbinary UU leaders and colleagues. The CUC, UU Ministers of Canada and the Canadian UU Religious Educators share this statement with you, as we are committed to being in right relationship with our…