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Leading Toward This Thanksgiving

Like just about everything in 2020, the Thanksgiving Day holiday will be different this year.

Families, friends, and neighbors are weighing the risks of the traditional Thanksgiving gatherings. Should we gather at all? If so, how many might be together? Should we … read more.

Nov. 4 Post-Election Message

Dear Members and Friends,

We awake this morning to the confirmation of what many had anticipated: we don’t yet know who won the presidential election. We had told one another the results would likely not be known on Tuesday, nonetheless it is unsettling to not have … read more.

Outreach Collection for Asbury Church this Sunday

The Fellowship’s Social Justice Committee is proud to offer our members a unique opportunity this month through its special outreach monthly collection program. This month, we are asking members to contribute to Asbury United Methodist Church, a black church we have partnered with for years … read more.

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.