Monthly Archives: September 2015

October Social Justice Outreach will Benefit Talbot Interfaith Shelter

Our Outreach Collection at the October 11 service on will benefit Talbot Interfaith Shelter (TIS). TIS is dedicated to providing safe, temporary shelter to men, women, and children who lack adequate housing, and to raising awareness of the issues of homelessness in our community. TIS was formed in 2008 by Talbot County faith communities. For … Continued

Letting Go

What if We Stopped Doing a Few Things? We are offered lots of advice in life. At workshops on church leadership, experts tell us how to identify challenges, to observe with fresh perspective, and to lead from a spiritual core. We hear about the inevitability of change and how to prepare for change. We return … Continued

Beyond Our Control

Sermon by Rev. Sue Browning How many here have seen the Prudential Insurance TV commercial with the yellow and blue magnets? [See the video clip at the end of this post.] Here is the set-up. There is a crowd of people in a park, diverse in age and background. There are two huge magnetic boards, … Continued

Our Board’s Input

This September we were excited to renew Rev. Sue’s contract. One of the big decisions our Board has made regarding her next year with us has to do with how she spends her time as a half-time minister. While we trust that leading half of our Sunday services and care of our congregants will continue … Continued

Frederick Douglass Day 2015

This afternoon it was good to wander the exhibits, hear storytellers, singers and speakers, and of course eat, at Easton’s celebration in honor of Frederick Douglass. Every time I turned around I bumped into congregants from UUFE enjoying the spirit of the day. I’m so grateful to the leaders in Easton who again created an … Continued

A Glimpse of the Pope

Today Bill and I headed to the National Mall to be a part of the pope’s visit. We spent most of our time at the climate justice event, and had a chance to “see” the pope (ok, at a distance) when he came out on the West Capitol balcony. It’s amazing how Pope Francis comes … Continued

Freedom Fund Lunch

U.S. Rep. Elijah E Cummings will be the keynote speaker for the Talbot County Branch of the NAACP’s Freedom Fund Luncheon at 1 pm October 17. The luncheon will be held at the Church of God’s Family Life Center, 1009 N. Washington Street, Easton. The public is invited to attend. Tickets are $40 and may … Continued

Spirituality – We Are All Related

The Lakota people’s traditions are grounded in practices of welcome and gratitude, and their spiritual practices celebrate the deep connections across all cultures and boundaries. At our 27 September service, we learned about the Native American celebration of the Autumnal Equinox with Pastor John Moore.  Such traditions around the solstice and equinox are very much a part of the lifeways for … Continued

Falling into a UU Routine

We’re on the edge of summer, waiting for those cooler temperatures and the hints of color that will soon burst forth along the roadways and waterways of our area. It’s fall! And with that often comes new routines, schedules, and maybe even a transition or two, especially for our children. The dawning of each school … Continued

Enter, Rejoice and Come In

Sue Browning Minister, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Easton   I love the hymn we sang this morning. Enter, Rejoice and Come In. As a start, it’s “singable.” And it’s upbeat, with a sense of optimism and possibility. Like the ancient psalms, which called for a joyful noise and a spirit of gladness to welcome in … Continued