Autumn Update for RE Families

Hello, RE families! Happy Weekend to everyone. Just a few things to catch you up on the goings and comings of life in the UUFE RE corner of the world: 1.  Developing a reverence for life is the theme in the elementary classroom for the next two weeks. Lauren Harton will lead the class and … Continued

Just Beginning

Just Beginning If you’ve been following my newsletter articles (or even better, following my articles on the blog) you may remember that one of our Board’s goals over the coming year is to take a closer look at our congregation’s systems and structures. We want to be sure that we are using our resources, especially … Continued

UUFE Church Administration Job Opening

UUFE has traditionally completed all administrative functions on a volunteer basis. With the departure of a long-time volunteer who has led our administrative team, we are looking to hire an administrative coordinator temporarily for a few hours each week to help  organize our new structure. Core roles to include: 1) Support the administrative volunteers (help … Continued

Seasons of Possibility

Sermon by Rev. Sue Browning   Last Sunday here at UUFE we held our first Teen Church service. As adult church happened here in the sanctuary, Patty Hamsher, Lauren Harton and I considered magic wands with the youth in the Archer-Shee room. What power would you want your wand to have? Several wanted to fly. … Continued

In Relationship to the Land

Sermon by Rev. Sue Browning   What is your relationship with the land? If I asked you about a relationship with a family member or friend, you could share how you are connected – the nature of the connection. For me, a relationship with a sister who I talk to often, share about anything, and … Continued

Creating Peacemakers

Like a lot of great ideas, I first heard about the concept of peace camp at a play date about 4 years ago. A friend of mine planted the small seed of the idea by talking about a peace camp going on at her local church which focused on three things: Peace in our world, … Continued

October Social Justice Outreach will Benefit Talbot Interfaith Shelter

Our Outreach Collection at the October 11 service on will benefit Talbot Interfaith Shelter (TIS). TIS is dedicated to providing safe, temporary shelter to men, women, and children who lack adequate housing, and to raising awareness of the issues of homelessness in our community. TIS was formed in 2008 by Talbot County faith communities. For … Continued

Letting Go

What if We Stopped Doing a Few Things? We are offered lots of advice in life. At workshops on church leadership, experts tell us how to identify challenges, to observe with fresh perspective, and to lead from a spiritual core. We hear about the inevitability of change and how to prepare for change. We return … Continued

Beyond Our Control

Sermon by Rev. Sue Browning How many here have seen the Prudential Insurance TV commercial with the yellow and blue magnets? [See the video clip at the end of this post.] Here is the set-up. There is a crowd of people in a park, diverse in age and background. There are two huge magnetic boards, … Continued

Our Board’s Input

This September we were excited to renew Rev. Sue’s contract. One of the big decisions our Board has made regarding her next year with us has to do with how she spends her time as a half-time minister. While we trust that leading half of our Sunday services and care of our congregants will continue … Continued