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Rev. Maureen's Musings -- November 2015

We are moving toward our Nation’s “Thanksgiving Day.”
We are Americans by birth and by adoption . . . by citizenship and by gift of place . . .
And, at the same time, we are the people of the earth,
people whose lives are blessed with love and hope
as well as those whose days are shadowed by darkness and despair. [Click "Read more..." to continue]

Maureen's Musings -- October, 2015

We've been there, many of us. We're in a group, and the person next to us says or does something that bugs us. Or their behavior or appearance offend our expectations of how things are supposed to be. "What right has she got to interfere with my enjoyment!" "Doesn't he realize people are expected to be [quieter / solemn / restrained / ____]?" We seethe . . . and then . . . sometimes, we decide it’s just not right -- things being different from how we expect them to be. [Click "Read more..." to continue]

Maureen's Musings -- August, 2015

Friends, my heart aches as I learn about the tragic shooting in Virginia, where two young journalists were executed in the midst of doing their jobs. I recall with a sense of despair the young men and women of color who are regularly victimized by structural and individual racism. I weep for the transgender persons who daily experience unbridled discrimination and violence even unto death. [Click "Read more..." to continue]

Maureen's Musings -- July, 2015

Ours is a simple faith. Life is a short embrace.
Heaven is in this place, every day.
Hope is the ground we till, make each day what you will,
Thankful for dreams fulfilled, every day.

These words are from a wonderful song by UU singer-songwriter David Tamulevich. I look forward to our singing them together this fall, as we begin our three year developmental ministry. “Hope is the ground we till.” Isn’t that what we’re doing, taking the risk as congregation and minister, of coming together to strengthen and shape beloved community? [Click "Read more..." to continue]

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