Possibilities

About the Transition to Fall

Greetings to all of you with ties to the congregation, and to those of you checking us out!

As we begin our church year and the return to our rhythms of fall, I find myself the reluctant to let summer go. Of late, I’ve been wondering … read more.

Finding What Excites You

(Sermon by Rev. Sue Browning, February 25, 2018)

Let’s start with a few scenarios on excitement. I want you to picture a big string across the front of the sanctuary. ‘Excites Me’ at one end and  ‘Nightmare – Are You Kidding Me?’ at the other end.

Imagine … read more.

The Meaning of Sacrifice

(A note on this sermon: I preached an earlier version of this sermon at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Easton on February 11. In light of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, I modified the sermon before offering it at the UUs of the Chester … read more.

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. … read more.

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 … read more.

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 … read more.

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 … read more.

Final Fellowship and a New Stole!

On June 18 the congregation surprised me (yes, I was surprised!) with kind words and celebration in honor of my completing of the requirements for ‘Final Fellowship’ – the last step in the Unitarian Universalist’s national ministerial credentialing process.

It’s fitting that the congregation and I … read more.