Author Archives: Sue Browning

The Loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

It has not even been a week since Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. She is already a legend, and we mourn her loss.

The news coverage has been intense. Many stories recap her life. Many more (it seems) offer speculation on her successor, and when and … read more.

The Courage to Pause

Some of my favorite ‘Opening Words’ are by Rev. Kathleen McTigue.

“We come together this day to remind one another
To rest for a moment on the forming edge of our lives,
To resist the headlong tumble into the next moment,
Until we claim for ourselves … read more.

Exhilarated, Hopeful, and Slightly Terrified

As we approach the first Sunday of the church year, I feel the excitement of past years. I picture folks hearing the opening hymn and sensing a return to shared community. My mind walks again and again through the planned service and I wonder, ‘Will … read more.

The Winding Down of this Summer

Something just feels “off” as we approach Labor Day.

September has long been the month when we return to our routines. Maybe we do so reluctantly, not wanting the warm, relaxing days to end, yet we are often ready to make the shift. This year feels different.

I’m … read more.

COVID-19 Update and Virtual Services

Dear Members and Friends,

For the last two months we have found ourselves in a whirlwind of changing circumstances due to COVID-19. We have lived with a patchwork of stay-at-home orders and have a new understanding of social distancing practices. As congregations, we’ve found new ways … read more.

COVID-19 Measures at UUFE

Dear Members and Friends of UUCR and UUFE,

Wow. What a week! And through it all we can sense the energy as members and friends reach out to one another with support and love. Numerous congregants have stepped forward as volunteers and with creative ideas of how … read more.

It’s Not OK

 

Service at Temple B’Nai Israel August 11, 2019 in Response to Recent Shootings

 

Message by Rev. Sue Browning, Chairperson, Talbot Association of Clergy and Laity, and Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowships in Easton and Chestertown.

 

Communities have power when they gather. When we gather for … read more.

Promise and Possibility

When have you taken the risk of making a commitment? What possibilities opened for you through commitment? At this service with Rev. Sue Browning will look at the rituals of promise and the hope made possible in such acts.

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When Hard Lines Fade

Of late, the term, “Stay in your lane” is heard often. It translates roughly to “You do your job, I’ll do mine.”  At this service with Rev. Sue Browning we’ll consider when this is helpful guidance, when it’s not, and reflect on what helps us … read more.