Members & Friends

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

A magic broom and a house on the coast of Maine

With a nod to Isak Dinesen, UUFE’s Judy Hedges might begin her book, “I had a house on the coast of Maine.” Follow Judy as she migrates to Maine, rescues strays, transforms her lacrosse stick into a magic broom, and wanders and ponders the Five Big Questions.    UUliFE:  Where were you raised, and how? … Continued

UU liFE when the TV broke

Karen Walpole’s journey to UUFE began when she talked with a UU then moved to Easton. Or maybe it was decades earlier, when the TV broke. Read Karen’s answers to the Five Big Questions.  Then you decide.   UU liFE:  Where were you raised, and how? Karen:  I was brought up on Long Island in … Continued

Remember these yellow shoes? Sure you do.

Because you’ve seen them before on UUFE’s Ann Davis – our most prolific blogger. Ann blogs to keep us connected with other UUFE congregations, Chalice Lighters, UUA General Assembly, and UUA Central East Region activities. And now Ann answers the Five Big Questions.  And Question No. 6: How does she find the time and energy? … Continued

When the Next Big Thing gets decided for you.

UUFE’s Jack Harrald answers the Five Big Questions and talks about Scandinavian pride, a Norwegian tramp steamer, tall ships and camels, baseball tours with his grandson, and how the Next Big Thing got handed to him.   UU liFE: Where were you raised, and how? Jack:  I was raised in Southbridge, Massachusetts, a small New … Continued

A Postcard from Fiji

UUFE’s Katie Southworth sends you a postcard from Fiji.   And she doesn’t stop there.  Katie answers the Five Big Questions and talks about teaching World Geography (by first going there), parenting as a team, and her Next  Big Thing:  Raising awareness about mental health issues.   UU liFE: Where were you raised, and how? Katie: … Continued

Flying Your Own Spaceship

UUFE’s Ron Sweet answers UU liFE’s Five Big Questions and tells about trading DC for Easton (easy), choosing between Seattle and Alburquerque (too hard), flying the Great Hawaiian Air Race, building his own aircraft, and finding his way back to UUFE.   Where were you raised, and how? I was raised, along with my two brothers and a … Continued

UU liFE for the servant of Mercutio and that Italian grandmother from Hoboken

What’s more remarkable than starting an amateur acting career at age 60? — Taking John along with you. UUFE’s Jane Terebey traces her path from the Catholic-Protestant crucible, through a career in the infosphere, to center stage in community theater.   And talks about the role she’d like to play —  and other Big Questions. UU liFE: Where … Continued

UU liFE on Fifth Avenue

UUFE’s Nina Wahl traces her path through five or six foster-churches, along Wall Street and Fifth Avenue, to UU liFE’s Five Big Questions.     UU liFE: Where were you raised, and how? Nina: I was born into a colorful but dysfunctional family in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I was the youngest of what I knew then … Continued

Kristin and her dog are both working on their Masters

UUFE’s Kristin Wilkersen answers the Five Big Questions and talks about driving her dad’s Suburban, surviving summer with the kids, working two jobs, and doing grad school with Drake the black lab.  And the remarkable-ness of every day.   “The first day I entered  UUFE, I felt at home and I knew I was here to … Continued