Category: Minister Posts

From the Minister – February 2023

February’s theme is what I have been thinking to myself is the very uninspired Love. But, as happens every month, as we get closer, I begin to play with ideas in my mind to make it more interesting. What if…? What about…?

From the Minister – January 2023

The spiritual theme for January is “Finding Our Center,” which we will be exploring in more depth together in worship on January 8, and which I’ve been reflecting on. That idea of balance is one part of our center that, as with a seesaw, isn’t necessarily perfectly sustainable, but to be discovered again and again in the striving. I look forward to exploring this theme with you this month, and to connecting with you again soon!

From the Minister – December 2022

The word of the month is “Wonder”. Changes in leadership for our Social Justice Council have led us to have a congregation- wide conversation about what social justice means to this congregation, and what it wants to do. The well-attended conversation on Nov 20 surfaced some main themes where there was an energy: supporting local initiatives, reducing the number of causes we engage with in order to form deeper relationships with the organizations, and being more involved with actions than previously (congregants don’t want to give monetary support). We’ll have another similar conversation in January to explore what there is the capacity for among volunteers and other questions.

From the Minister – November 2022

Our spiritual theme for this month is Change. Change is an important idea to reflect on, but I am at least as interested in the deeper idea of transformation as part of change. Change is a constant in our lives: what I want to know is what meaning do we make of it, and how do we change in light of it? How are we transformed?

From the Minister – October 2022

The spiritual theme for September is Belonging. In worship, we’ll be exploring what it means to belong to Unitarian Universalism and to each other. We’re starting off the month with a Question Box service — as a seeking people, we might say we also belong to questions and curiosity, humility and exploration.

From the Minister – September 2022

The spiritual theme for September is Belonging. In worship, we’ll be exploring what it means to belong to Unitarian Universalism and to each other. We’re starting off the month with a Question Box service — as a seeking people, we might say we also belong to questions and curiosity, humility and exploration.

From the Minister – August 2022

It is good to be back to work after having some time off. While it was a handful of weeks away from the congregation and I was able to have some vacation time, it was also work time elsewhere for our faith — for our national General Assembly gathering as one of the Chaplain Co-Leads, … Continued

From the Minister – July 2022

Today, June 30, is the anniversary of my ordination. I am remembering and reflecting on the wild adventures the last four years have taken me through, and giving great thanks to be here with you all now. I am remembering all those who supported me getting to that place, and since then. And I am … Continued

From the Minister – June 2022

Our spiritual theme for June is Play. I imagine that living in Florida for many of our retired members and friends that Play is something they feel more connected with than they may have earlier in their lives — although I know that life is not all play for anyone. It had been a long time … Continued

From the Minister – May 2022

They say April showers bring May flowers… And the longer I live in Florida, the more I realize how much such sayings are really irrelevant to this part of the country, as are so many of the hymns in our hymnals. May’s spiritual theme is “Nurturing Beauty.” We’ll be celebrating our annual Flower Ceremony on … Continued