Author Archives: Don Barker

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 wards 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.

Never Be in a Hurry to Believe

Sermon Text by Dwayne Eutsey

A couple weeks ago, I was invited by an English teacher at Easton High School to talk to his students about Mark Twain. I was there for most of the day, talking to the four classes he has: two consisted of … read more.

Death and Life on the Ganges – Outreach for Mere Saathi

Dr. Audrey Barker described Mere Saathi’s mission in India to empower and improve the lives of impoverished village women through veterinary medicine for the dairy animals in their care. UUFE’s Don Barker told stories about Death, Uncertainty, and Liberation – from his India journal and books … read more.

Believing in Nothing

How do you respond when someone asks you this: “So you are a UU. What do you believe?”  Is your UU elevator speech fuzzy? Limited to what you have rejected? Can you clearly articulate your beliefs?

Several UUFE members and friends explored and defined their personal … read more.

Notes on Music at our Dec 10 Service

​​Notes from UUFE Choir Director, Ellen Grunden

Soloist Terron Quailes

Our soloist today is Terron Quailes.  Mr. Quailes is a native of Easton and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Salisbury University in Music, with an emphasis on Vocal Performance.   He is known to local … read more.