Author: UUFP Office

Here, Together: April 2021

Warm winds are rolling in early this year, though who knows how long they will stay? If there’s one lesson I’ve learned over this past year, it’s been that expectations, plans, and forecasts simply can’t be counted on in the way they once were.


I am … read more.

Here, Together: March 2021

March, already. A year since the fellowship buildings stopped being the primary setting for “church,” and we cobbled together new ways of being with one another. A year since the world first seemed to shift on its axis and everything we thought we knew had … read more.

Here, Together: February 2021

What a month we have just come through!

The day after the Jan. 6 insurrection, many of us gathered virtually at the fellowship. We lit candles for the values we were struggling to center in our lives. We shared painful emotions and asked searching questions about … read more.

Here, Together: January 2021

It’s been quite a year. In hindsight, it seems like so many of us fumbled our way through much of 2020 as though it were a parenthesis, a temporary time away from all we’d taken for granted as “normal.” We placed our lives within brackets … read more.

Here, Together: December 2020

It’s a favored holiday tradition for Unitarian Universalists. At the end of the annual Christmas Eve service, people stand waiting and expectant, each holding an unlit candle. Just as the first bars of “Silent Night” begin to sound, someone dims the sanctuary lights. And there, … read more.

Here, Together: November 2020

November, 2020. How will this historic moment be remembered 100, 50, or even 10 years from now?


We are all, of course, always seeding the future with our actions (and our omissions, as it has become so painfully clear). But from where I stand at this … read more.

Here, Together: October 2020

It was a moment for remembering how very much has changed.

Our September fellowship retreat had wrapped up in the usual way: departing thoughts, the blowing out of our flame, the refrain from our closing song still lingering in some corner of my memory.

But it was … read more.

Here, Together: September 2020

There’s been no shortage of things to listen to these last challenging months. Podcasts, news pieces and editorials, Facebook posts, radio updates, independent news broadcasts … Ever since mid-March, that moment when everything changed, you could say that news sources have made up a kind … read more.

Here, Together: June 2020

June. Nearly three months, now, since North America’s first widespread encounters with
the virus that’s turned our world upside down and inside out.

I usually anchor these monthly reflections by returning to the diverse ways in which we —
the circle of folks who are connected … read more.