Rev. Joan shares a message on the two year anniversary of the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in our community along with an update on the Air Quality Project.
Category: From the Minister
Dear UCM community,
I want to thank you for the thoughtful and engaged congregational meeting you held this past Sunday, February 13. It was wonderful to see robust participation with over 120 of you logged on (and with some Zoom screens with multiple household … read more.
After nearly six years of serving as your Minister, I will be taking my first Sabbatical this coming July through September. I am so blessed to be in a vocation and serving a congregation that supports this kind of rest and renewal. The … read more.
Please watch the video message above regarding possible unrest in our state capital in the coming days.
The UCM Executive Team has issued this statement regarding church community safety: “In light of last week’s violence at the Capitol and the uncertainty surrounding the potential for similar … read more.
The events that transpired yesterday at the United States Capitol were disturbing and disheartening. I imagine many of you watched with fear and dismay as armed rioters stormed the Capitol building while our members of Congress took part in their constitutional duty to certify … read more.
It was wonderful to be with so many of you this past Sunday for our worship service. I know it is an entirely different experience from gathering together in the church sanctuary on Main Street, yet it still … read more.
I hope you are faring well and finding the ways that work for you and your loved ones to adapt to the changes in our day-to-day lives.
I am especially thinking of all of you who are on the front lines … read more.
I have found lately that it is helpful for me to have a mantra. Mantras have been used for centuries in Hindu and Buddhist meditation practice. Mantras are words or phrases that we repeat to ourselves to maintain focus. In the Western world, we’ve … read more.
Beloved, UCM members and friends,
With any major transition, such as the dawning of a new year, we hope for good things to emerge, for joy and light and love to dominate our days. The dawning of this new year, however, has brought the shadows of … read more.