Author Archives: Don Barker

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.

It never really was about the weeds

The Art and Beauty and Soul of the Garden.  And of Ourselves.

I was at UUFE Autumn Weeding Day.  I was kneeling in front of a garden bed full of wiregrass.  A Zen moment before I attacked it with Ann Davis’s Japanese samurai mattock.

One Heavenly … read more.

The inherent worth and dignity of every Stitch

~ Denise Stahre

I’ve been doing cross stitch since I was nine years old.  I learned at Girl Scout camp, and fell in love immediately with everything about it:  the counting of the stitches, the slide of the needle through the canvas, how the floss feels … read more.

Being Two Places at Once 

Sermon by Rev. Sue Browning


Let’s get right down to today’s question. Can you be two places at once?  

Let’s say, for discussion, it is 10:40 a.m. EDT on Sunday, October 22. If you are here at this UU congregation’s service, can you also be in New York City at brunch? Or a few years ago my Dad had two grandsons … read more.

Creativism is a state of mind

~ Shalagh Hogan

Often, as I’m engaged in one of my creative projects for the UUFE community like decorating the Christmas tree or the Sanctuary for a fundraiser, people exclaim,”Oh Shalagh, you are so creative.” If you were someone who said this, thank you. But  besides … read more.

Welcoming the Stranger

Sermon by Pete Lesher

My fellow immigrants: Where did you come from?

We all have an origin story—And for many of our families, it includes an immigration story.

My English ancestors arrived on these shores in about 1661 (Tilghman), 1669/70 (Goldsborough)

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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 … read more.

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, … read more.

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 … read more.