Author: Rev. Dr. Marian Stewart

Tuesday Talk 5/15/19

Dear First UUers,

We had a great RE-imagine, RE-engage, RE-commit Community Conversation this past Friday with about 40-45 people in attendance from diverse areas of church life, including our elected Board members and ministers. Thank you all for attending and sharing your ideas – and your … read more.

Tuesday Talk – 5/1/19

Happy Spring!

Do you ever hear a saying that helps you frame the world?

This Sunday’s Time for All Ages will feature a quote often misattributed to Gandhi, although it is very fitting for the work he did. The words have been picked up by politicians and … read more.

Tuesday Talk – 4/23/19

Dear First UUers,

As much as I love the snow, spring makes my inner kid come out. I just want to run and laugh and play. My spirit is lighter and I find more joy in being alive. Not that winter doesn’t have its gifts, but … read more.

Tuesday Talk – 4/16/19

Dear First UUers,

The fire is out; yet, the ashes smolder. Notre Dame, the grand jewel of medieval architecture, went up in flames yesterday, leaving only its bell towers, flying buttresses, and stone ribs standing against the Parisian sky. Notre Dame, “Our Lady”, was built on … read more.

Tuesday Talk – 4/09/19

Dear First UUers,

“I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience. And from … read more.

Tuesday Talk – 4/2/19

Dear First UUers,

Sometimes, you just have to do it. Enough of the this or that, you have to choose. It might not be perfect and it may involve change or discomfort (aka learning curve), but by golly, its time.

I look at the bulbs that are … read more.

Tuesday Talk – 3/26/19

Sitting here in the third of four rows of chairs in a crowded basement room waiting for the House hearings to begin on Senate bill 23 prohibiting abortions after six weeks, I feel the mixed energies of fate, hope, and desperation. The process has been … read more.

Tuesday Talk – 3/20/19

Happy Spring Equinox!

As the early buds of spring appear, I’m finding myself vacillating between the coldness of terrorist acts and the responses that have given my heart warmth and hope. I also am incredibly thankful for this congregation. Let me explain.

The horrors that happened in … read more.

Tuesday Talk – 3/13/19

Dear First UUers,

Happy Birthday! Today is the 30thanniversary of the internet. No, Al Gore did not invent the internet, a Unitarian did! Tim Burners-Lee wasn’t a Unitarian at the time, but looking back, he feels that there are some parallels with UU and the web.

Like … read more.

Tuesday Talk – 3/6/19

Dear First UUers,

I’ve missed you! After a wonderful week of learning and sharing at the Sr. Ministers of Large UU Churches retreat in Los Angeles (where it snowed!) a couple weeks ago, I came down with this winter bug that so many folks are ‘enjoying’. … read more.