Monthly Archives: January 2016

Learning Through Leadership

Sunday Sermon by UUFE Board President Emily Cranwell.  Live interview by Beth Hall.  Emily: I agreed to talk today about what I am learning as I begin my journey into leadership. I was asked to take on a Board role here about 2 years ago now. I am truly grateful that those who nominated me saw in … Continued

UU liFE, art, and service in the heart of Mexico

Life sketches from UUFE’s Sara Linda Poly in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico   We’ve kept in touch with Sara Linda and her husband, Tim Poly, during their annual winter migration to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  Sara Linda shares her experiences and thoughts on art, service, and living with the natives. This first in a series … Continued

A corn and soybeans kind of girl

Nancy Sawyer answers UU liFE’s Five Big Questions   UU liFE:  Where were you raised, and how? Nancy:  I was raised on our family farm in central Illinois until I was eight.  After that we moved around until I graduated from high school, since my dad was a salesperson for Asgrow Seed Company.  My family … Continued

Folding myself into my purpose

UUFE’s Shalagh Hogan on art, family, service, and daring. Rev. Sue spoke on a recent Sunday of service to UUFE. She reminded us that our fabulous holiday tree didn’t simply rise up out of the floor by itself.  But it was still magic — Shalagh’s magic. See our gallery of Shalagh’s decorative art.   UU liFE: … Continued

February Fun in Children’s Religious Education

We’ve got a lot planned for February! The Sunday morning elementary class will focus on ways to welcome others, signs and rituals that come with worshiping together, and understanding what it means to be a steward–that is, people with ability and responsibility to contribute to the care of people and places they love, such as … Continued

Wishes, Snowflakes, and Bouncers

2016 has started with lots of fun in our RE corner of the world. Here’s what’s been going on for the elementary and youth group folks:     We started the New Year in the RE classroom by sharing our wishes for the coming year. What do we hope to do? (“go hiking!”) Where do … Continued

The Courage to End Silence

Sermon by Sue Browning Minister, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Easton   “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”  Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. If you know something is wrong, and that oppression and the basic rights of others are at issue, take the risk and speak up, speak … Continued

Persistent or Resistant, or Just Plain Stubborn

Sermon by Sue Browning Minister, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Easton Reading “So There (Excerpt)” by Naomi Shihab Nye   I love the images in this poem. It’s fun to imagine being this three year old, pushing limits and taking charge. She is doing what she can to resist authority and she does get labelled as … Continued

Compassion & Choices in Maryland

In connection with our January 9 event at UUFE for end-of-life choices, UU liFE  interviewed Dr. Alexa Fraser, who leads the Maryland campaign, and Gail Woodall, UUFE co-organizer, about the program and the Compassion and Choices movement.   UU liFE:  Who should be interested in this program?  And why Unitarian Universalists?  Alexa:  Anyone who will die should be … Continued

Becoming a More Nimble, Experimental, and Personal UUFE

A UU liFE interview with UUFE Board President, Emily Cranwell Our March 2015 UUFE IdeaFest generated lots of great ideas for UUFE’s future which were eventually written into our Strategic Plan.  Now we read in the UU CERG (UU region) blog that church strategic plans are dead ends that will only lead us to “close our … Continued