Category: Minister’s Blog

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.

Voting for our Lives

Dear Church,

In our tradition, we believe that everyone’s voice matters; that everyone deserves to be seen; that each of us have a perspective and that is important. 

Historically, Unitarians and Universalists have worked to promote the voice and vote of all people in our United States.

How … read more.

Internet Safety and Church

Dear Church,

I want to talk about scams and safety on the internet right now. 

Many of us are working more online than we had ever imagined.  This is a opportunity for us to find new connections, and it is an opportunity for the less scrupulous to … read more.

“Dear Church” Letter for March 20

Dear Church,

We hope this note finds you well in body and spirit.

This past week, we have created online worship, offered chalice circles over Zoom and held coffee hour on Google Meet. Josh, our music director made a lovely video teaching a little singing meditation … read more.

Because we care about your health…

On Wednesday night the St John’s board voted to suspend all church
activities and all uses of the church building at least until April 2nd.
This decision was made after lengthy deliberations focused on the heath
and well-being of St John’s members, friends and guests … read more.

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.