Ministers

Growing Spiritually

Our mission statement says our congregation exists for three reasons:

Connecting in love, growing spiritually, transforming ourselves and the world. As Spring begins to peek out from under the gritty, grimy remnants of snow, our worship theme for April will be Sacred Earth.

I have heard from so many of you, and have experienced myself, the deep […]

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. […]

Teaching about Christianity

I am excited, and a bit nervous, about March in our congregation. Our worship theme is Christianity, which over the past half century seems to have become the most challenging world religion for us to discuss and experience as Unitarian Universalists. It’s definitely the most challenging world religion for me. Some of what Jesus taught, […]

Finding Sanctuary

All our lives, we need physical spaces where we are warm, sheltered, and safe. Spaces where our bodies
can rest, relax, and prepare for our forays into the activities of living.

During the month of February as we explore the idea of sanctuary, we will consider many aspects of the
concept and ask ourselves, where do […]

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 […]

Learning About Inclusiveness from our Kids

One of the great joys of my work is that I get to witness, or sometimes just overhear, the spiritual wonderings and discoveries of people from the nursery to the nursing home. I am eager for this new year, eager to continue the journey with you, eager to think and act together, to reflect on our experiences, and perhaps […]

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 […]

Faith Formation is in Full Swing

It has been a wonderful month to be your Minister of Lifespan Faith Development. I have received hugs from toddlers who feel safe and loved here at church, overheard a 10-year-old telling his Sunday School teachers that they were “doing a great job” and seemed very experienced because they both knew a lot, laughed with our teenagers as they […]

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 […]