Category: Minister’s Blog

A View from Italy

Dear Church, 

I am halfway through my visit to Italy and while I am learning a lot and having a great time,  I am also missing all of you.  I wish you could walk through this world with me and we could share our UU perspectives … read more.

Common Root

If you keep reading, I will try to tell you the only
important thing.

But first, some context:  Several members of St. John’s, and ministers and members of other area UU congregations, had occasion to be in court asking for an order of protection.  The details … read more.

A Leaf for a Fish

I have several betta fish, each in his own tank.  The most recent addition was a bit of an impulse buy.  He lives in my kitchen and is good company when I am chopping onions. 

Betta are supposed to like having these big brown leaves
added … read more.

Forgotten History

In today’s service, Joetta tells a forgotten history of Northern Kentucky, including the lynching of African Americans in the front yard of a Universalist family. Lynching is murder, a hate crime, and even an act of terrorism. Lynching is murder, a hate crime, and even an act of terrorism…

Listening to Stones

Over the last few years, I have moved through hope and curiosity to a troubled spirit in response to trends in our shared association. I have hope in the new generation of leaders of color who bring a depth of wisdom and a new perspective … read more.

A Discovery of Nothingness

Guest Post by Frank Meyer

Can you
think of a point in your life when something important you had taken for
granted turned out to be completely different? I bet you have no trouble coming
up with such a point – occasionally, the universe seems to enjoy throwing us … read more.

Ordination and our Intern Minister

May 5, 2019                                                                                                             Dear Members of St. John’s,

I am writing to share information with you about ordaining Alice to the Ministry.

Alice Diebel has been with us as a student for the past two years. As her final semester at seminary comes to an … read more.

Our Whole Lives (OWL)

Unitarian Universalists have helped equip young people with accurate and respectful knowledge about human sexuality and healthy relationships since the “About Your Sexuality” program of the 1970. More recently, we worked with the UCC church to revise the curriculum and create the “Our Whole … read more.

Letter from Alice Diebel

Unitarian Universalists (UUs) often see themselves as the religion of reason – we study things, we use our minds and count on having good information to guide us. I know I value learning and knowledge! After all, I’m in school! UUs also often see ourselves … read more.

Huddling and Mixing

We are formed in community, among family and friends, peers and mentors. And our formation is ongoing – all of us are learning as we go. Sometimes we need to be with people who are different from us, we need a mixed group. … read more.