Monthly Archives: April 2016

Tales of the Marshall Trail Rangers

Earth Day 2016 on the Grace T. Marshall  Nature Trail  UUFE members met on Earth Day weekend to celebrate the beautiful natural surroundings of our sanctuary, to tidy up the Nature Trail, and to enjoy bratwurst and brew around the campfire. UU liFE was there to witness the deputizing of the first Marshall Trail Rangers and to hear them … Continued

Never met a Third Generation UU? Here, meet two.

UUFE’s Dave Gibbons answers The Five Big Questions.  And talks about growing up UU without his father, finding another UU – Gwynn – who changed his life, and raising two more UUs – Abbey and Rebecca.  And about still raising himself.   UU liFE:  Where were you raised, and how? Dave:  I consider Media, Pennsylvania … Continued

Notes on Music Sunday – May 22

Music Sunday (May 22) is a day when the sanctuary rings with sound and joy. This year the choir will perform, “Festive Processional” by Audrey Snyder as an entrance piece, “Sanctus” (from Requiem in D minor) by Gabriel Faure, arranged by Jill Gallina for Prelude, “Laudato sie, mi signore” by Ronald Perera as postlude and … Continued

Grand Finale: The Final Joseph Priestley District Assembly

by Ann Davis It was a bittersweet time of seeing long-time and newer fellow like-minded friends of the Unitarian Universalist persuasion. Familiar faces to UUFE folks were Rev. Paula Maiorano and Rev. Gabi Parks. There were interesting and helpful workshops to entertain the mind, worship to elevate the spirit, and music by Emma’s Revolution to … Continued

UU liFE visits the ancestral home of Peter Paul

Searching for answers to UU liFE’s Five Big Questions, we visited the ancestral home of Peter Paul.  More precisely … we found it in Google Street View.  And we googled the Shakespere Society of Philadelphia.  And we captured a few words from Peter himself.   UU liFE:  Where were you raised, and how ? Peter:  … Continued

Jamming Youth

Several members of our high school youth met up on April 1st to learn about jamming from Jonathan Williams. Jonathan led the group in “Proud Mary” and “Amazing Grace.” Afterwards, they went for an evening walk on the nature trail and made ice cream sundaes.  

Stewardship Chats with the Younger UUs

It started out as a small lesson: we would learn about stewardship from the perspective of how we are stewards in our own lives. And so with the gang assembled–eight kids ranging in age from 5 to 10–we kicked around some great examples. We are stewards of our pets when we feed and walk them; … Continued

Just Raising Good People

UUFE’s Colleen Ronning answers the Five Big Questions.   And talks about getting the first degree, raising kids in a Darwinian way, being unsure and adjusting, and sharing The Gift of Pots and Pans. Where were you raised, and how? I grew up on suburban Long Island NY in the house where my father was … Continued

Mark Twain answers UU liFE’s Five Big Questions

UUFE’s Dwayne Eutsey at the mic:  On raising kids, how to pray to the Greek gods and get results, and the time he met Mark Twain. UU liFE:  Where were you raised, and how? Dwayne:  I was born in Havre de Grace, Maryland, and raised in Aberdeen, Maryland, from 1964 through 1972. Then I spent a year … Continued