Monthly Archives: June 2016

Remembrance of UCN Friend Stanley Biel

Our friend, of many years, Stanley Biel, former friend of UCN, loyal sandwich maker and resident of the Catholic Worker House passed during the early morning of June 29th, 2016.  It is good that the pain that he endured for the last few years is finally over, and he will be missed. There will be a … Continued

2016 Summer Worship Series

Unitarian Universalist congregations across the US feature lay speakers during the months of July and August. The summer series allows some holiday routine for our minister and presents an opportunity for congregants to make a substantive contribution to our formal worship program. The 2016 summer series focuses on courage. Our planned topics are 26 June: … Continued

26 June Minister’s Moment

A quick report from UUA General Assembly!   I arrived in Columbus, OH on Monday, driving from Norfolk starting after the service Sunday.  The trip was uneventful, and it was great to see mountains!  I think living in Norfolk has left me a bit “vertical deprived.”  Driving the twisting-turning roads across the Blue Ridge and through West Virginia … Continued

13 June 2016 Minister’s Moment

Good Afternoon.  This has been a very hard week for some of us.  The 2 AM Sunday shooting deaths of 49 people at The Pulse in Orlando, a gay night club has caused sadness and anger.  The way the tragedy has been reported, reinterpreted and used has compounded the grief and numbed some of us.  … Continued

June 10 Minister’s Moment

Sixteen springs and sixteen summers gone now Cartwheels turn to car wheels thru the town And they tell him take your time it won’t be long now Till you drag your feet to slow the circles down ( Joni Mitchell’s song, “Circle Game” http://jonimitchell.com/music/song.cfm?id=39 ) This Sunday we hold our religious education bridging service, time to honor … Continued

The Challenge of Climate Change

19 June 2016

Your Old Man (Remembering Your Father)

12 June 2016

Part II: Race Relations: School to Prison Pipeline

June 3 Minister’s Moment

June Service Theme Our theme for June is “Journey” as in voyage or adventure.  Don’t worry, you don’t have to sing “Don’t Stop Believing” (unless remembering the 1980s rock band “Journey” helps you remember our theme.)   It  makes sense for our Bridging service, on June 12, and the sermon I’m giving before going to General … Continued