Category: Minister’s Blog

Interdependence, our April theme

If you ask a handful of Unitarian Universalists about the seven principles that have guided our Association of Congregations since 1985, I suspect many wouldn’t be able to list all of them.  But I’m certain that you’d hear these two:

1st Principle
We affirm and promote the inherent … read more.

September brings a sabbatical

Dear Church, 

August is here and autumn is around the corner. At St. John’s, fall often comes with an upsurge in energy around church programs and activities. Our yearly in-gathering service of water communion is coming up on August 21st. From there we nearly tumble into … read more.

Another level of war atrocities

Trigger warning: sexual assault is mentioned

Dear Church,

After service today (April 3), I arrived home to a news reports of rape as a war crime in Ukraine. The horror of war is real and few escape being wounded or scarred in some way. For the civilians … read more.

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.