Rev. Lyn Marshall

Ch-ch-ch-changes!

We are very excited about the upcoming church year and the expanded opportunities for adult learning, practice, and service that will be offered two Sundays per month after worship, followed by a community lunch on those days so that we can socialize and share our experiences over a meal. We are also looking forward to […]

An Ode to Joy

What is joy, and where does it come from? Is it necessarily fleeting, a height we cannot realistically hope to maintain, or can it be a daily disposition, the ground in which we plant ourselves?

I believe that joy – both the dizzying kind and the more ordinary experiences of happiness and contentment – is a side effect of […]

Faith Development Happens Everywhere

Last Sunday as I was sitting at my desk in the Church School office, I heard two familiar voices in the hallway – one of our six-year-olds, in animated conversation with one of our elders. “I’m a liberal,” I heard the child declare confidently as he opened a door and made his way into the children’s choir rehearsal. […]

Equanimity: a Theme for All Ages

Our worship theme for April is Equanimity, and I will freely admit that equanimity is not anything I’m famous for. I laugh easily, cry easily, and while I can be extremely patient with other people’s children, my own personal children? My older son, now 22, came home to visit and got a volley of criticism […]

Ministers’ Challenge

We have a challenge for you – with rewards for all and a prize. But first a little background: our Coming of Age program is intended to be a great opportunity for our youth to explore who they are spiritually, ethically, and emotionally. We want them to develop a UU identity, grounded in […]

Letting Go

As someone who recently moved and experienced my mother’s death, our December worship theme of “Letting Go” resonates strongly with both my outer and inner self. Reckoning with letting go is a lifelong spiritual task for all of us, because change is inevitable and yet holding on, too, is a human necessity. We are […]

The Church School Year is Underway

The church school year is under way, in our second year of re-imagined faith development. Sunday School in the hour before church is becoming the new “normal” for us, and it is a delight to see families arriving – some children bouncing down the hall greeting everyone they meet with big smiles and fresh […]

2017-18 Faith Development Programs

Sunday School Classes – Orientation Sept. 17, First Class Sept. 24!
We are excited to be expanding our offerings for all ages on Sunday mornings before church this year! From 9:30-10:15 am, we will have faith development classes and activities for everyone, providing an opportunity for us to deepen our understanding and practice of our faith. […]

Faith Development Year in Review

As this church year comes to a close, there is much to celebrate about our Lifespan Faith Development program. We had a fantastic group of teachers for our children’s programs and made the transition to meeting before worship, allowing those teachers to both serve our children and feed their own spirits in worship. The Children’s […]