Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director

Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director 1-16-19

The Value of Candor Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It’s how true friends talk. -Peggy Noonan Candor is the key to collaborating effectively. Lack of candor leads to dysfunctional environments. -Edwin Catmull I will promote democracy by speaking with candor, respecting the right to dissent, seeking consensus, … Continued

Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director 1-9-19

Covenant and Our Decision Making Process Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director One of the most enlightening ideas I heard at last summer’s General Assembly of the UUA, was that our UUA board had transitioned to decision-making by consensus. This proclamation piqued my interest, but no further information was given about how they went about … Continued

Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director 1-2-2019

Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director Happy New Year! I hope this newsletter finds you feeling renewed and refreshed and ready to move forward in love. Last month, I started to write about our congregational covenant and I presented you with the first two lines. This month, I’d like to look at the 3rd line … Continued

Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director 12-26-18

Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director As the season winds down and we prepare for the new year, I’d like to take time to reflect on all of our accomplishments over the past six months. We’ve come so far and my heart is so full of love and appreciation for you all! I’m starting a … Continued

Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director 12/12/18

We Covenant to… Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director I will be sensitive to the needs of others, treat them with civility, and honor their confidentiality. This is the second line of our congregational covenant.So, as I asked last week, what should it look like? It should look like we are really listening to one … Continued