Category: Minister’s Blog

Read along with Rev. Mitra

Dear St. John’s,

As you may know, I have enrolled in a Doctorate in Ministry program at Lexington Theological Seminary. In August, I will be taking a class called Building Capacity for Transformative Ministries. I just ordered the books for that class and thought I … read more.

Rev. W. H. G. Carter and religion and race

Dear Church,

I would like to invite you into a new experience with me.  The next three sermons will be on a related theme. Sometimes we need to be very intentional in telling stories about racism here.

Let’s begin with song.

You may have noticed the song “Lift … read more.

Water Communion Blessing

Some of you have asked for the little blessing I wrote for this year’s Water Communion and the list of dates for other outdoor Sundays. Both are below. I want to thank you all for creatively re-imagining a way to be together.

A Water Communion … read more.

On The Death Penalty

In the early 1970s, the Unitarian Universalist at General Assembly made a public statement against the death penalty.  At St. John’s, the effort to end the death penalty found an echo in a congregation-wide resolution on peace and a more recent resolution against racism.  For, … read more.

Reasons to be Proud

Dear Church,

By now you know that the shutdown came in the middle of our pledge campaign.  We have had a few budget meetings already and another is coming up soon.  I know you have been asked to give to the church, and I have spoken about what … read more.