Author Archives: Don Barker

A Perfect Day

Habitat and Frederick Douglass Day events show what a diverse community Talbot can be. At last Sunday’s Service, I shared that the day before had been one of the most perfect days of my life.  May my words do justice to my heart. – Doug Jurrius   Saturday was a great day.  It started with the … Continued

Talbot Interfaith Shelter and UUFE 

A note from UUFE’s Jack Harrald: UUFE was one of the faith communities that responded to homelessness in our community by supporting the creation of Talbot Interfaith Shelter in 2008.  UUFE members have continued that support as volunteers and donors enable TIS to grow from a seasonal cold weather, overnight shelter with a capacity limited to five guests to … Continued

Not “remarkable”. But I’ve traveled a lot!

UUFE’s Jamie Walter answers the Five Big Questions and tells about her life in the Maryland Judiciary, travels from Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima.  And the girls.     UU liFE:  Where were you raised, and how? Jamie:  I was raised in Towson, MD. I was baptized Catholic, went to Catholic and Lutheran nursery schools and Sunday … Continued

Humor: Engaging with Mirrors

Sue Browning Minister, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Easton   When I was young my family moved often. Entering a new school, I’d need to find my place and I wanted to be around kids who made me laugh. To have a chance, and for me it was never about entry into the cool group, (as … Continued

Raised Catholic. (Strict Catholic.)

UUFE’s Theresa Connelly brews up coffee hour each Sunday.  And her answers to the Five Big Questions right now, here.  Straight up, no decaf.   UU liFE:  Where were you raised, and how? Theresa:  I was #7 of 8 children raised in Annapolis. We were raised Catholic (strict Catholic). How have you made your living? I’ve … Continued

Guideposts in Times of Transition

Sermon by Sue Browning Minister, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Easton   Reading Our reading this morning comes from late in Martin Luther King’s journey. It is from a sermon preached in 1967, well after the bus boycotts and the Voting Act was passed. An excerpt from “A Christmas Sermon on Peace” delivered in in December … Continued

Start Where You Are

Sermon by Sue Browning Minister, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Easton   Reading Sojourner Truth was born a slave in 1797 in New York south of Albany. Our reading picks up a description of her life’s journey in 1844, when she would have been in her late 40s. From the book, “Sojourner Truth: Slave, Prophet, Legend” … Continued

Toward Wholeness

This month our Soul Matters theme is “Healing” which Rev. Fred Recklau, in Partners In Care: Medicine and Ministry Together, distinguishes from a cure this way: Cure vs. Healing Cure may occur without healing; healing may occur without cure. Cure alters what is; healing offers what might be. Cure is an act; healing is a … Continued

Shedding Light on Underlying Bias

Sermon by Sue Browning Minister, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Easton   Reading Excerpt from Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, a memoir by Debby Irving:  “One Friday afternoon, in year 1 of my journey, I’d been enjoying a new friendship with Rebecca, a black woman whose daughter played field hockey … Continued

UU liFE – The Parts We Left Out

Sermon by Don Barker   Opening Words by Paul Simon, from Kathy’s Song: And so you see I have come to doubt All that I once held as true. I stand alone without beliefs. The only truth I know is you. And as I watch the drops of rain weave their weary paths and die, … Continued