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Maureen's Musings -- May 2016

You’ll find roses in two services this month. In the Child Dedication ceremony on May 8, I gave each child a rose from which thorns were removed. This symbolizes our wish that their lives may bring them only those challenges which they have the strength and maturity to embrace. [Click "Read more..." to continue]

Maureen's Musings -- April 2016

The UUA – What’s In It for Me?

It’s a conversation I come across periodically, usually but not always from new Unitarian Universalists. “What’s this thing called the UUA (the Unitarian Universalist Association)? Isn’t UUFG independent – they can’t tell us what to do, and above all why do we send them money we need here?” [Click "Read more..." to continue]

Maureen's Musings -- March 2016, #2

Many years ago, my daughter loved Marlo Thomas’ album, “Free to Be You and Me.” From our hours of listening, I recall these words of truth:

Your mommy hates housework,
Your daddy hates housework,
I hate housework too.
And when you grow up, so will you.

Not accurate for everyone, of course – but it sure seems so here at UUFG. Each Sunday, tons of people bring goodies. After service, we munch, we meet, we talk . . . and then . . . we leave. Assuming (I imagine) that “they” will clean up after us all. [Click "Read more..." to continue]

Maureen's Musings -- March 2016

I’m contemplating a process of dreams being born. If you’ve visited the minister’s office, you may remember that it overlooks the playground, and on to the path leading to the memory garden. The old fence and some trees are gone; a new sturdy fence is in place. I’ve seen drawings of potential play areas and equipment enticing enough to make me want to get on my hands and knees and play. [Click "Read more..." to continue]

Maureen's Musings -- February 2016

When asked why they don’t go to church, people almost always include, “They’re always asking for money.” Well . . . oops.

Here we are at UUFG, entering our very own annual Stewardship season, this year called “Gather to Celebrate.” It’s the time of year when we ask every member and friend to connect your own financial generosity with what this Fellowship means in your life. So yes, I can see how it might feel like we’re “always” being asked. Being we’re nudged to consider how our personal blessings and challenges connect with the needs and possibilities of our chosen community. [Click "Read more..." to continue]

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