Historic Installation of Rev. Katie Kandarian-Morris

On Sunday, Sept. 25, UUFD formally installed Reverend Katie Kandarian-Morris as its first called minister.

In the words of Rev. Peter Raible, “An installation service is the recognition that a minister is settled in a particular society. …There is an important history to this service … read more.

Ink runs from the corners of my mouth

Ink runs from the corners of my mouth.

There is no happiness like mine.

I have been eating poetry.

from “Eating Poetry” by Mark Strand

Dear Ones,

As our Director of Faith Formation, Sara Sautter and I planned for the children’s lesson for worship these last few … read more.

Circle ‘Round for Justice, Healing, Courage

Dear Ones, 

I have just registered for the 2021 General Assembly to be held virtually in June. Last year’s quickly organized online gathering of our faith movement proved to be an extremely valuable experience. This year, the whole Assembly will again be online and will offer … read more.

I Grieve for Our Country

I grieve for our country where we could rush to believe that only others have responsibility for today. We must come together for the sake of each other.
I grieve for those who will die and those will lose loved ones in the next shooting.
And the … read more.

At one year, we . . .

Carry the flame, raise it high
Send its beacon through the sky
Keep it strong and shining through the pain
Let it rise and let it grow
Let it light the world you know
Let it glow

-Dan Schatz

Dear Ones,

We have passed the one year mark of the … read more.

Gathering with My Study Group

May this flame,
symbol of transformation since time began,
fire our curiosity,
strengthen our wills,

and sustain our courage
as we seek what is good
within and around us.

-Bets Weineke

Dear Ones,

I am “away” on study leave, gathered with the study group I’ve been part of for twenty years. … read more.

I Am Worthy

The universe took its time on
you
crafted you to offer the world
something different from

everyone else
when you doubt
how you were created
you doubt an energy greater

than us both.

-Rupi Kaur

Dear Ones,

“I matter, I’m significant, I belong.” During this time when things still seem … read more.

Coronavirus Vaccine Forum

On February 18, we held a forum with local experts to discuss the coronavirus vaccine. Watch the video to learn all about it.

How We Acknowledge What Matters

“To live in this world
you must be able
to do three things:
to love what is mortal;
to hold it
against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go.”
-Mary Oliver

Dear Ones,

On Monday the death toll from COVID-19 … read more.

Listening for the Sound of the Genuine

There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine….

Dear Ones,

This morning marks Ash Wednesday, not typically an important religious date for most Unitarian Universalists except that it notes the beginning of Lent, and for some, this … read more.