Category: Tuesday Talks

Tuesday Talk 6/25/19

Hello First UUers,

General Assembly, GA for short, is the annual gathering of Unitarian Universalists where we celebrate, learn, renew friendships, vote, and do our denominational business. This year it was held in Spokane, WA. For me, it was also a walk in the park.

When I … read more.

Tuesday Talk 6/18/19

Hello First UUers,

Sitting here in my hotel room just before the opening of Ministry Days that precede the UUA General Assembly, I am struck by the news that another person has been identified in the beating death of UU minister, the Rev. James Reeb. Three … read more.

Tuesday Talk 6/12/19

Tuesday Talk
and sometimes a little later…

Hello First UUers,

This coming Sunday is Father’s Day. You would think that would be easy, but life is rarely that simple. First of all, not all men are fathers and not all father-figures are genetic dads. Complicating matters is a … read more.

Tuesday Talk 6/4/19

Hello First UUers,

Whew! It’s been a full church year and this is a very full Tuesday Talk. If you ever doubted that First UU is an alive, thriving congregation, just check out all the news and events below.

Looking ahead, the staff and I are excited … read more.

Tuesday Talk 5/28/19

and sometimes a little later…

Hello First UUers,

There are many ways to become ‘local’. Most depend on length of time you live in the area. However, there are some events that compress that timeline and speed up the assimilation. Last night right after going to bed … read more.

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.