The Holiday Miracles

Here, in our church, you are just as much a holiday miracle as the turning of the earth, as persistence and dedication to a faith, as the creation of each new life. We see the love you give to others, the space you create to hold one another’s joys and sorrows, and the generosity and spirit you entrust to this community.

-Gwen Matthews

Rev. Katie’s Animas View

Rev Katie Kandarian-Morris

Dear Ones,

I have loved being your minister. I have loved getting to know you, then getting to know you more deeply, learning what matters to you and what you long for.

I have loved being the minister of UUFD. This fellowship is making a difference in the community and in the lives of so many people both near and far. Unitarian Universalism saves lives.

Some of you have asked whether I’ll be attending services. It is the agreement and covenant for ministers to practice “a ministry of absence” from the congregation they have served, in order to allow the flourishing of the continuation of the larger ministry of that community. While my family plans on remaining in Durango for the time being, I’ll be attending worship in other traditions or attending virtually in other communities.

I still will practice my beloved UU faith and stay connected to UUism. I’ll be attending General Assembly in June.
I will keep you all in my heart with the deepest of affection.

Christmas Eve Worship

We have planned a lovely service for Friday night, Christmas Eve.We have room for you and your family to make a reservation at both 4pm and 5:30pm, but please do so today since space is limited for safety. I hope to see you, to offer a blessing to you as you go, singing together outside to close the service in the cold and beautiful miraculous night.

Come Sunday

In order to allow members of staff and worship volunteers some rest after such a full season, UUFD will be VIRTUAL ONLY, joining our congregation in Boise, ID, this Sunday. Log on in the usual spot or here to join my friend the Rev. Sara LaWall and the Boise UUs for “Poetry for Joy.”

Always in the Love,

The Rev. Katie Kandarian-Morris