Monthly Newsletter

Inside the Board Room

All congregants are welcome to attend general meetings of the Board of Trustees. We hold meetings the second Monday of each month from 6:00 to 7:30 in the Archer-Shee Room. There are always extra chairs, so come in and make yourself comfortable. The Board of Trustees has an “open door policy.” If you are unable … Continued

Serving Two Congregations: A Spiritual Journey

For over six months I’ve had the privilege to serve two Unitarian Universalist congregations on the eastern shore. I’ve been asked: How is it going? How is the commute? Can you keep up with the commitments? The short answers – From my perspective, it’s going well. The driving is about as expected (not bad). I … Continued

Outreach for Mere Saathi will be Sun Jan 21

Dr. Audrey Barker founded Mere Saathi in 2010.  Dr. Barker is a Baltimore veterinarian and daughter of UUFE members Rita and Don Barker. We are One Village Healing Another Mere Saathi’s mission is to empower and improve the lives of impoverished Indian women.  We do this by providing specific, needs-based veterinary medicine to the animals in their care. Working In … Continued

In 2018 Let’s Make New Mistakes

How about this as a mantra for 2018: Make new mistakes. I think it’s wise advice. And I think it’s terrifying advice. The mantra is inspired by Neil Gaiman who says,   “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying … Continued

Memorialise flowers

We are going to be offering members/friends the opportunity to recognise, memorialise or honour someone who is special to you by displaying flowers during the service. You bring the flowers and vase of your choice and take them home after the service. You may write a few words explaining who the flowers are for and … Continued

Strategic Board – Continued

In October, I wrote that I would be attending the “Strategic Board” workshop led by Rev. David Pyle at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, Maryland. I wrote “stay tuned” for the outcome of that experience for me. So here you go, albeit belatedly. A large portion of the day was focused on the … Continued

Life in Layers 

Recently I’ve been struck by the number of opportunities at UUFE to explore issues and ideas in greater depth. From the new Adult Enrichment classes (thank you, Gayle Scroggs and others), to the “Intro to UU” class (thank you, Carol Meredith and others), to the Parent Forum Series (thank you, Lauren Harton and others), there are many chances … Continued

UUFE Leadership Retreat 2017

As I write this, I am anticipating The Leadership Retreat which awaits me and about 20 other members on Saturday, (October 21) at Third Haven Friends Meeting.  Rev. Ginger Luke (who preached our sermon on October 15 on Humanism) our facilitator, Rev. Sue and I have spent time together discerning what topics and activities will engage … Continued

Building African American Minds

Sunday, November 12 2017, our Social Justcie Outreach Collection will be in support of delivering a mini mindfulness curriculum as part of the after school program known as BAAM (Building African American Minds). First, a little about BAAM:  BAAM was started by a local African American couple who wanted to provide a college scholarship for … Continued

Pondering Courage

Our theme for the month is ‘Courage.’ Courage is often highlighted in middle school adventure books where young teens away from home finds themselves stranded in the wilderness and this yet-to-be-hero teen needs to take bold actions to return to safety. Survival in these dramatic moments depends on the young adventurer’s calm under pressure, creative … Continued