Author Archives: Don Barker

We are an Intentionally Welcoming Congregation

Our Opening Words Say Who We Are

We are an intentionally welcoming congregation, and invite you to be a part of the community. When we make this statement, we are expressing our vision of love and acceptance.

We welcome you – your background and beliefs, all racial … read more.

Our Opening Words Say Who We Are

Welcome Home

Opening words for our Sunday Service, 30 December 2018.
Delivered by Jim Richardson, Lay Leader

 

Home is where you put one foot on the porch

and before your other foot even touches the landing

the door dances open,

and the first thing you see is a huge smile

and … read more.

Day of the Dead

November 4th Day of the Dead Sunday Service talk by Jean Rhian

I have thought about this service a great deal over a long period of time, and find myself to be just overwhelmed with a myriad of thoughts.  I don’t know where to begin and … read more.

SJC Immigration Task Force Meeting Notes

 Matthew Peters provided the following information:

Immigrants have 4 years to file for asylum. However, they cannot file until they have been assigned a court appearance date which can take a year or more to obtain, if at all. This system is confusing and broken, allowing … read more.

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.