Category: Minister’s Blog

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.

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…