A picture of Reverend Christine at the pulpit during her installation ceremony

We are living in interesting times as a Unitarian Universalist denomination. Our presidential nominating committee just nominated Rev. Dr. Sofia Betancourt as the candidate for our denomination’s next president, succeeding Susan Frederick-Gray, the previous called minister to UUCP. This congregation has a special connection with this position and Rev. Betancourt is a powerful leader who will move us into our promise to be a faith for our time, working against racism and oppression. You can learn more about her here.

Last Sunday, I spoke about the denomination’s commission to rewrite our principles and purposes. I am very excited about the first draft that came out a few weeks ago. The values have focus and depth that can lead our faith into the future. We are talking with our board and our adult faith development team about ways that you can engage in them more. You can learn more about the revised values here.

Our world needs Unitarian Universalism now more than ever. It needs our inclusive, expansive, pluralistic, love-focused, community-based ministry in these times of hate, division, and the strong push against progressive values that move our society forward. I am proud to be a Unitarian Universalist. And I am so very proud to be your minister as we continue this sacred work.