Posts by Julie Stoneberg (Page 2)

September: PEMA CHODRON’s WELCOMING THE UNWELCOME

Insights on how to find common ground, even when we disagree, and influence our environment in positive ways. Sharing never-before told personal stories from her remarkable life, simple and powerful everyday practices, and directly relatable advice, Pema encourages us all to become triumphant bodhisattvas–compassionate beings–in times of hardship. Thursday September 9 at 2pm: https://tinyurl.com/UFPbookclub1Thursday September…

Another opening of another fall….?

You have coveted tickets to a performance that you’re very excited about. The day finally arrives, and you enter the auditorium with great anticipation. There’s a buzz in the room that resonates with your heartbeat…almost a throbbing. At the appointed hour, the house lights dim, the room settles into breathless silence, and the curtain opens.…

Position open: Director of Religious Exploration

Are you the exactly right someone for this position? Or do you know someone who is? This loving, liberal congregation is seeking a DRE to provide leadership and inspiration in delivering a quality Religious Exploration (RE) program for children and youth, reflecting the principles and values of Unitarian Universalism.  We strive to provide a program…

A PASTORAL MESSAGE ABOUT RE-OPENING

July 8, 2021 Don’t we just want to be together again? This past Sunday, we did our first trial run at being back in the sanctuary. It was a huge step for several reasons. And it was our first experiment with a dual-platform service with a few in the sanctuary and everyone else at home. …

SUMMER 2021 AT UFP

Every day is a new day, and we continue to learn how to adjust and adapt in the moment! As the summer unfolds, and plans take shape, come to this page anytime to check out updates and get the latest news.  Summer Worship: July and August at 10:30amWe are joining together with four other congregations…

More about play – June 18

On June 7, we turned our service over to Elder Shirley Williams, and I didn’t share what I had intended to share that morning. So, here it is: In my (last) blog post about play, I revealed that I’m no good at it, at least not as an adult. Though I spent countless days in…

A Community of Play – June 2021

I am no good at play, although I suppose that depends on what you define play to be. When it comes down to it, what I’m not good at is acting with total abandon, without any self-consciousness, while getting lost in time. On the other hand, I’m pretty good at laughter, and board games, and occasional silliness. So, is it true that I’m no good at play? And if so, how did I learn that?

CUC’s Dismantling racism study group’s report

The CUC Dismantling Racism Final Report 2021 (large print version here) on a national survey was released in May 2021. It includes an analysis of the preliminary data and recommendations for further action toward dismantling racism in ourselves, our communities, and our congregations. At the CUC’s Annual General Meeting on May 8, 2021, an unexpected motion was proposed…