Monthly Archives: December 2016

Courses and workshops for UU leaders and members

[ Notes from Ann Davis, UUFE Congregational Connections ] Here is a list of courses and workshops for UU leaders and members offered by the Central East Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association.  Many are in our area. Stop the Revolving Door, Mid-January, Columbia UU Congregation. Building Authentic Diversity workshop with Rev. Rob Keithan, UU … Continued

Beneath All of My Doing, Who Am I Being?

This past Sunday the sanctuary felt full. In part, it was that many were there, many wearing red in the spirit of the season. It felt full as Eamon Peach (6th grader!) accompanied Spirit of Life, and the choir sang. It felt full when Leigh Marquess and RE students showed the blanket they made for … Continued

The Gift We Actually Need

Sermon by Sue Browning Minister, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Easton   Does anyone here recall taking interest and aptitude tests in junior high or high school? The tests often required completing surveys as they teased out – What might you be good at? What might you enjoy? Do you prefer working alone or depending on … Continued

When the Next Big Thing gets decided for you.

UUFE’s Jack Harrald answers the Five Big Questions and talks about Scandinavian pride, a Norwegian tramp steamer, tall ships and camels, baseball tours with his grandson, and how the Next Big Thing got handed to him.   UU liFE: Where were you raised, and how? Jack:  I was raised in Southbridge, Massachusetts, a small New … Continued

Who Will Be Your Mystery Friend?

One of the coolest and most beloved, inter-generational activities we have here at UUFE is our Mystery Friends event. We match up a RE child or teen with an adult, but we don’t reveal the adult’s identity. Through a series of exchanged, “get to know you letters,” the pair asks questions of one another and … Continued

A Postcard from Fiji

UUFE’s Katie Southworth sends you a postcard from Fiji.   And she doesn’t stop there.  Katie answers the Five Big Questions and talks about teaching World Geography (by first going there), parenting as a team, and her Next  Big Thing:  Raising awareness about mental health issues.   UU liFE: Where were you raised, and how? Katie: … Continued

Open to the Mystery

Sue Browning Minister, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Easton   As we enter the Holiday Season, we often forget, and at times even deny, that the gatherings around Christmas and Hanukkah are at some level religious holidays. At least in part. And too the holidays are grounded in festivals around the shortest day of the year … Continued