Author Archives: Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger

Circles of Care: Comfort in, Dump out

As we say each Sunday: “Let this be our covenant: … and to help one another.” These words have been at the core of so much of our ministry this winter. I don’t recall another time since my arrival in Concord with so many of us in need of care or involved in providing care. […]

How is your daily practice?

(Part 3 of 3 – continuing the December and January Musings):

If I had to point to one practice that’s most fundamental to my own spiritual well being, I would have to say:  Sleep. For decades I treated sleep as the uninvited guest crashing my party of life, readily ignored, rarely appreciated.  Embracing sleep […]

What’s your spiritual warm-up?

(Part 1 of 2):  My great passion growing up was gymnastics.  Four times a week I took public transport for an hour to get to practice, spent three hours at the gym, and then retraced my steps to return home after dark.  Homework happened on the train and bus. Thanks to an amazing coach, I […]

Winning and Losing With Grace

I hate to lose. I’d rather win. As much as I might try to tone that down – especially around church – it’s real and anyone who’s seen me play foosball, ping pong, or video bowling on the big screen in the sanctuary during Youth Group sleepovers knows what I am talking about. What’s been interesting to observe is how […]

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 […]

Strengthening Our Foundation

Picture this: In a ritual to appreciate Lea, our church administrator, we each bring forward a marble for every time Lea has been there for us to support one of our activities or projects. Imagine the marbles filling her outstretched hands as she tries to hold them all. Any one marble is easy to […]

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 […]