Monthly Archives: May 2015

Being Fostered – The Service

by Jane Pfeiffer, Service Leader

 

Every now and then I fantasize about the headline for my obituary.  (Do I want to be lauded as a) public servant, a humorist, a great persuader?  Nope.  I want it to say: good friend.

But I didn’t become a good friend … read more.

Learn Your Lessons Well

by Travis Mamone

[ Part of the Sunday Service led by Janet Pfeffer: People Who Changed Our Lives For the Better ]

It’s hard for me to pick just one teacher who taught me the most important lessons in my life. Throughout my life, I have been an information … read more.

Being Fostered

by Fiona Foster

[ Part of the Sunday Service led by Janet Pfeffer: People Who Changed Our Lives For the Better ]

 

There were and are endless ways to be fostered by David Foster. A lot of them involved pen on paper. By his words you shall know him, … read more.

My Mentor – Dr. Karl Frank

by Ed Schmidt

[ Part of the Sunday Service led by Janet Pfeffer: People Who Changed Our Lives For the Better ]

First, let me provide a little personal background I received my undergraduate training in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University. The following year I obtained my Masters … read more.

To Laugh Often

I recently came across an unattributed quote:

child laughs 400 times a day. The average adult: 18.”

I have no idea of the source of this research, but it does make me wonder, does it need to be that way?

For children much of life is a … read more.

Finding Meaning in the Many Ways We Serve

Sue Browning
Minister, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Easton

 

The NY Times recently published several top college application essays, selecting from essays students wrote this year that were somehow related to money, work and social class.[1] Here is an excerpt from one of the essays … read more.

Our Character Strengths & Our Beloved Community

By Gayle Scroggs, Ph.D., P.C.C.

 

[See below for the illustration and notes that accompany this sermon.]

 

This morning I’d like to make the case that strengths of character build our faith community . . . and in turn our faith community builds character strengths.

 

Let me begin with … read more.

Helpful Memory Mnemonic for the Eight Fold Path

 If you’re anything like me, you have a hard time remembering what the Buddha’s Eight-fold path consists of. So here’s a helpful mnemonic device I found.
 
Until                Understanding
Thoughts       Thoughts
Stop                Speech
Acting             Actions
Like                 Livelihood
Excited           Effort
Monkeys –    Mindfulness
Confusion!   Concentration
 

Normally, these are listed as “Right Understanding” etc. but I … read more.

Building Cultural Bridges

Sue Browning
Minister, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Easton

 

 

My first semester in college I found myself in a class called Anthropology. I was only in the class because Psychology and Sociology were full and I heard Anthropology was similar. I loved this course on and about … read more.