Author Archives: Don Barker

Notes from Social Justice Forum, August 25

A very informative exchange transpired between our guests and members of UUFE, comprising congregants and members of the Social Justice Committee, and our Guests: Mid-Shore Fresh Start. Tori Brummel and Bert Larrimore

Immigration Task Force Meeting

August 5, 2018, 11:30 am at UUFE

Attending:  Tom Arnold, Maggie Garey, Tracey O’Shay, Steve Parks, Liz Parks, Sally Woodall, Carol Meredith, David Stevens, Ken Court, Jack Harrald, Ron Sweet, Ann Davis 

Presiding: Nancy Sweet 

Nancy began the meeting by addressing two topics regarding how to assist with the immigration situation.  She … read more.

Local Impact of Zero Tolerance Immigration Policy

UUFE member Steve Parks wrote this guest commentary which appeared in the July 11 2018 issue of the Star-Democrat.

The plight of children separated from their undocumented immigrant parents along the southwest border is epitomized by a pair of 1-year-olds. A girl, recently reunited with her … read more.

From Band Geek to 70.3 Triathlon – and Mom

UUFE’s Emily Cranwell answers the Five Big Questions and talks about wearing butter cookies on her fingers, raising Lindan, savoring Summer, winning marathons and triathlons, and how she found UUFE.

“I knew I belonged the first time we read the Covenant aloud.”

Where were you … read more.

Found You in the Yellow Pages!

UUFE’s Ann Jacobs answers the Five Big Questions and talks about roaming Europe with horses, life in The Big Apple, running the Marine Corps Marathon, and starting her own business – again.

 

Where were you raised, and how?

I was born in Baltimore then lived for the … read more.

Is UU a Faith Community?

Sermon by Nancy Sawyer

The seed for this sermon was planted several years ago during a multilogue here at this Fellowship. During the multilogue I referred to our congregation as “a faith community.” Don Barker responded to my comment with his usual, questioning, curious manor with … read more.

Facing Our Uncertainties

Sermon at UUFE by Bob Cleg

Text:  Mark 16:1-8

I grew up in a Baptist church where it wasn’t a stretch to think dead people could come back to life.  Years later, I realized the statistical impossibility of that happening. In focusing my concept of religion … read more.

Nirvana is a Clearing in the Forest

(A Tale of What Happened to Me in Chicago.)

Opening Words – Buddhist Heaven and Hell

 

Our opening words are about heaven and hell, nirvana and samsara.  A Zen story we’ve shared here before:

A samurai approached the monk Hakuin and demanded, “I want to know about … read more.