Monthly Archives: May 2016

Rituals of Memory and Respect

Memorial Day Sermon by Rev. Sue Browning Minister, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Easton   Reading Excerpt from a writing by colleague Rev. Clare Petersburg who serves the Unitarian Universalist  congregation in Towson, Md.  (Source: Beyond Absence: A Treasury Of Poems, Quotations, And Readings On Death And Remembrance, edited by Edward Searl, 2005)   Learning the … Continued

Your Transformation is less than two blocks away

UUFE’s Gayle Scroggs talks about depression, accepting herself as loving and deserving of love, and the revelation that grew from the sidewalk.  Taking time to see beauty in all things. Adapted from Gayle’s March 2016 Flower Communion talk. “Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time, and to see takes time – like … Continued

Meet Heather’s New Boss

UUFE’s Heather Grant talks about Catholic high school, her century ride around Lake Tahoe, the blessing and curse of home ownership, and life’s true gifts. And her answer to one of UU liFE’s Five Big Questions is … a business plan. Where were you raised, and how? I was born in New Brunwick, NJ, while my … Continued

Finishing the School Year in the RE Wing

It’s hard to believe we have arrived here–already at the end of the RE school year at UUFE. It’s been a transitional year for many of us. It’s the first year we’ve had Cailyn Thomas, a consistent staff person keeping watch over the playroom every Sunday, and it’s the first year that I’ve worked in … Continued

Like National Geographic

Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, China, New Zealand, and Australia.  Egypt and Israel, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Sea of Galilee, River Jordan, Temple Mount, Wailing Wall.  And Bella Coola, British Columbia.  With grizzlies. UUFE’s Dick Doughty tells how far he’s come with Barbara.  Answering the Five Big Questions along the way. “I value the freedom to believe whatever I find … Continued

Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time

Sermon by Dwayne Eutsey Opening Words “Journeyman’s Wages” To the waters of the Willamette I come in nearly perfect weather, Monday morning traffic backed up at the bridge a bad sign. Be on the job at eight, boots crunching in gravel; cinch up the tool belt, string out the cords to where we left off … Continued

Death with Dignity and Daughters

UUFE’s Sally Woodall celebrates the life and death of her mother with joy and laughter. Adapted from Sally’s May 2016 Flower Communion talk.   Early December 2013, Mother developed some sort of glitch in her esophagus, which made it difficult to swallow, and put her at risk for aspiration pneumonia. She also occasionally produced thick, … Continued

We commit ourselves to each other

When we gather the spirit on Sunday mornings and beyond, we commit ourselves to each other, to our spiritual community, and to our mission that reaches far beyond our walls. We educate our young to instill knowledge and values that help to spread our message of inclusiveness and responsibility for our greater world. We are … Continued

Leveraging Our Blessings

Our theme this month is Blessing. In the Soul Matters packet I received on the theme, this quote caught my eye: We each have the choice in any setting to step back and let go of the mind-set of scarcity. Once we let go of scarcity, we discover the surprising truth of sufficiency. By sufficiency, … Continued