Category: Rev Katie’s Animas View

Rest

I’m writing this message to you before my vacation, when you’ll actually be reading this the day I return. Because of my son’s accident, we’ve had to cancel much of the vacation plans we had made. And, in my family, what we all need right now is rest. 

I’ll be paying attention … read more.

Beginnings and Endings

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. -T.S. Eliot  

July is the official start of the “church year.” Our fiscal year begins in July, and we start to … read more.

Hope Rises

Hope rises.
It rises from the heart of life, here and now, beating with joy and sorrow.
John Buehrens & Rebecca Parker

Rev Katie’s Animas View

Dear Ones,

Last week many at UUFD gathered for an experimental parking lot worship. It had only few flaws, the main one being … read more.

June is for PRIDE

With the confidence that a sense of community banishes isolation and loneliness,
may we live the Spirit of Pride.
With the rainbow flag flying high,
a sense of beloved community among us,
and the joy that comes from making new connections,
may we live the … read more.

Because we need one another

Calling forth courageous and transformative ministries Empowered by love

Committed to collective liberation… because we need one another

-from the UUMA “Why” statement

Rev Katie’s Animas View

Yesterday I attended, online, the first session for the professional ministers’ organization (UUMA). Yes, this will be our … read more.

Communion

Rarely, if ever, are any of us
healed in isolation. Healing is an
act of communion.
-bell hooks

Rev. Katie’s Animas View

Dear Ones,

When my father’s wife Susanne died at age 72, not long after my dad had passed, her two brothers organized the service. She was … read more.

Healing Trauma

This is a prayer for when words fail, for when they are not big enough or small enough to slip into the little cracks left in our hearts by life’s unbearable pressures.

This is a prayer for when the biggest noun cannot know the enormity of … read more.

Nature Mysticism

I believe in all that has never yet been spoken
By Ranier Maria Rilke 
English version by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy
Original Language German

I believe in all that has never yet been spoken.
I want to free what waits within me
so that what no one … read more.

Heart Work

“Faith in Unitarian Universalism isn’t just an intellectual exercise:
it’s “heart” work.”

-from Loved into Being Service  

Dear Ones,

Our stewardship team has just about completed their efforts toward the UUFD budget for the next congregational year that will begin July 2021–an important year, as … read more.

Black Lives Matter

“How am I feeling? It’s hard to describe. It’s important to remember that nothing that happened today changes the fact that we were witness to a man losing his life in the most excruciating way, while constantly saying he couldn’t breathe and begging for intercession … read more.