Posts by Julie Stoneberg (Page 22)

Pastoral Response to the fire at Masid Al-Salaam Mosque

[media-credit name=”Peg Green (PeacePeg)” align=”alignnone” width=”213″][/media-credit] As Unitarian Universalists, we affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and justice, equity and compassion in human relations. We value religious diversity, and we stand with our Muslim neighbors in this time when they are challenged, worldwide, by hate. Here in Peterborough, we are…

What Does it Mean to be People of Ancestry?

What does it mean to be ‘People of Ancestry?’ Have you ever explored your family tree, trying to trace your lineage through blood lines? Many are passionate about this work. They love to see how far back they can go, to learn interesting factoids about their ancestors, and to imagine how that ancestry has affected the person they are today.


Sunday,  Nov 1st, immediately following the service Based on survey results and an appeal from many interested, the UFP Board has called a Congregational Meeting to decide if we can move forward and begin the process of refugee sponsorship. In preparation, on Sunday, October 25, further printed information will be made available and a table-discussion time after service will address…

What does it mean to be ‘People of Invitation?’

One way that we can be ‘people of invitation’ is to invite that ‘sound of the genuine’ in us to bubble up … to be seen and known. We can be a place where genuine selves gather, a place where you can bring your own undivided and genuine self, a place where we can all learn to better hear those genuine selves. We can be a place that is both safe enough to trust and bold enough to allow genuine expression.

Rev. Julie addresses Peterborough City Council

In response to a proposed amendment to the Peterborough City Council’s procedure…ending the practice of reciting the Lord’s Prayer at the beginning of meetings (thumbs up) and substituting language which refers to ‘the supremacy of God’ (thumbs down)…Rev. Stoneberg read this prepared statement (click the above title to read more.)

Big Circle Conversations – They’re coming!

Will you take part? Will you participate in the co-creation of our future?
Why do I think we need to gather in these intentional conversations? Three reasons, really.
The first is the reality that the place of religion in society is quickly shifting.
Second, the future is already upon us here at the Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough.
Third, YOU, the community, are the only ones who have the answers.

Big Circle Conversations

It seems to me that there are several ‘big issue’ conversations that need to happen here…within this beautiful community that makes up The Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough. Such conversations, at their best, would help us to make some decisions, to move forward with some needed changes, to create a better future, and probably most importantly, to connect more deeply with one another. They would help us to know and understand the breadth of ideas, opinions, and feelings that reside among us. Such conversations would help us to build the beloved community.