Posts by Julie Stoneberg

A MUrmuration of Unitarians

Look at what we can create together! Our voices, together, and skillfully organized by Ben Wolfe, wrote this poem!  A MURMURATION OF UNITARIANS: A collective poem Sunday, May 8, 2022 Because of our connections,we know who to turn to in troubling times.To care for one another and extend kindnessand much needed help to the world.…

A COMMUNITY NURTURING BEAUTY | May 2022

Isn’t beauty just one of those things? One of those things we recognize but can’t put in a box? Sort of like love, beauty is illusive and ever-present, known yet hard to define, taken for granted and blissfully indulged in. And, like love, beauty is something we seldom fully trust as inalienable, even though it…

Musings

When a minister leaves the congregation they have served, they commit to step back from their role completely, and including from social connections. As hard and strange as that can feel, this is to make room for what comes next, for both the minister and the congregation. This practice is part of the ministerial guidelines…

Safe Gathering Committee Update April 15, 2022

The committee would like to again direct folks to the new Peterborough Public Health Covid-19 Community Risk Index especially as everyone is making decisions around Easter gatherings both UFP related and family/friends related.Here is a link to the website that has the very easy to follow guidelines for the general population and for high risk…

Ministerial Search Updates

INTERIM SEARCH COMMITTEE UPDATE | April 8, 2022 So, the job posting is up on the UUA Ministry Search website and now we wait a bit to see who might apply to come to UFP. It was really good to gather as we did last Sunday and Monday for more Congregational Conversation to share how…

A Community Awakening | April 2022

The first wonderings in our theme packet this month speak about awakening to life and your true self. The Soul Matters folks say it better than I possibly could, so I’ll say something about awakening to those things we’d rather ignore… You know the feeling. The alarm rings, the day breaks, and everything in your body…

An Update on My Plans

It’s been over two months since I shared my decision to leave my ministry with you. The time is going so quickly, and I’ve realized in recent conversations that there is some misunderstanding about my plans, and some curiosities. I share this in order to both keep you in the loop and set the record…

UU MINISTERS on Ukraine and how to help

A joint statement about Ukraine — and our Unitarian kin in neighboring Transylvania — from a group of UU ministers who bonded with Unitarian Transylvanian colleagues on pilgrimage in 2018, with suggestions for how to help. March 4, 2022 Dear Unitarian Universalist colleagues in North America, Did you know that the Carpathian mountain range in…