Category: Blog Posts

Inspiration

I have a clear vision of what a Unitarian Universalist congregation should mean to its members; what it should offer and provide to those who are part of its extended community. The core of that vision is the congregation as a “learning laboratory” – a … read more.

Leadership is not a Kayak

When I think of leadership, I think of a person in charge. Yet, to be in charge implies there is someone to be in charge of-and I believe that starts with one’s self. When I looked up leadership, Webster defined it as, “the action of … read more.

Peace, Trust and Letting Go

Many years ago, I became a mediator. I did not plan to become a mediator, or even really want to – I was one of those intense rational types who believe that if something is worth doing, it worth doing with a lot of … read more.

We Shall Overcome

Democracy, our worship theme for November, is a system of government “of the people, by the people, and for the people,” as the old quote goes. Democratic governments require people to work together. And we have work to do together. Beyond governing ourselves and resolving … read more.

Are we a “Safe Congregation”?

Did you know that you are a member of our Safe Congregation Ministry, by virtue of your membership at UUCP?  Congratulations!  In order to have a strong safety culture, everyone  needs to feel responsible for safety and pursue it on a daily basis.  It’s not … read more.

Democracy & Justice

Our Unitarian Universalist faith tradition is grounded in our shared values and commitments, expressed in the seven principles that were first written over 30 years ago, and have been democratically adopted by the approximately 1,000 member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Each and all … read more.

Democracy, Through My Eyes

When I first heard, years ago, that the word “Democracy” was nowhere in the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence, I was startled. Surely, this was not true. Our government is a Democracy! But true it is. As it turns out, our Founders actually feared … read more.

Democracy & Stewardship: Rising or Falling?

by Bunny Hodas

Part of me feels like I’m having a Faith Crisis. I’ve been feeling unheard and discounted. I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in these feelings. What I know is that I can’t control or change anyone except myself. I also know that my … read more.

Exercise Your 5th Principle (Youngsters Too!)

The Right of Conscience and the Use of the Democratic Process Within Our Congregations and in Society at Large

          Teaching each person that their voice is important requires us to also teach each other all of the different ways that one can raise their voice. … read more.

Ministerial Search Committee Update

First, we want to THANK YOU for participating in both the congregational survey and our Cottage Meeting services!  On Sunday, November 18, the MSC will be your service leaders for a special service where you will hear about the results of our congregational survey and … read more.