Kiss the Ground

There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

-Jelaluddin Rumi

Rev. Katie’s Animas View

Dear Ones,

Rev Katie Kandarian-Morris

Most things I do have to do with church (or laundry). When I’m not doing active ministry, I love all the reading that keeps me apprised of current events and trends, religious thought, and post-pandemic return-to-church conversations. But when I’m taking a break from my ministry, I’m paying close attention to local high school football.

Our Durango High School football team is excellent, and my husband serves as one of the coaches. Every day, he’s either drawing up plays for the scout team in preparation for the next game, or he’s at practice working with these committed youth players on their technique.

I follow the state rankings, not only for our team and class, but for the larger sized schools. Then, each day I check the twitter feed to see what the other coaches and journalists are writing.

When we’ve got a home game, I’m there an hour early. I love to stop at the snack bar or better yet, support the Native American Club by getting some Indian fry bread.

When the team is traveling, I pull out the radio and listen to the veteran Durango radio announcers, with their fill in commentary of all the things, great and small, that have happened in Durango football over the years. Sometimes, I am able to find the video feed of the game and mirror it to my TV to accompany the audio description.

I guess this is what it means to be a fan. “Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are a hundred ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”


Join Us

Minister’s Circle I look forward to meeting you this afternoon at 4pm on Zoom. I’ll open our time with a reading and we can share appreciations for each other as UUFD’s first ministry comes to a close.Here’s the Zoom link.

Three Sisters My beloved professor from seminary days recently created a brief video on Thanksgiving for the Denver Public Schools. Watch here as Tink Tinker, wazhazhe/Osage, offers this beautiful gift.

Come Sunday


With Covid positivity numbers in our area increasing, the UUFD Board of Trustees has reinstated the N95 mask requirement for in-person worship.

We’ll continue the worship theme of “Holding History.” The Social Justice Coordinating Team and I will introduce you to the Thanksgiving tradition of Guest At Your Table from the UU Service Committee. Join us in person or online here.


Always in the Love,

The Rev. Katie Kandarian-Morris