Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director

Ponderings of our Spiritual Life Director 10-26-22

I’ve been occupied this week with my UU History and Polity presentation. I’ve been assigned to cover the Universalist side of things– what was going on with the Universalists in the early part of the 20th Century while Humanism was on the rise in Unitarianism? (Remember, the two denominations did not merge until 1961.) So, … Continued

Ponderings of our Spiritual Life Director 10-19-22

This past Sunday, I was at the UU Church in St. Petersburg, FL. I really enjoyed my visit! I had the pleasure and privilege of sitting in the children’s RE class (this was for an assignment for my Faith Formation class). They were talking about courage and doing hard things. It got me asking myself, … Continued

Ponderings of our Spiritual Life Director 10-12-22

I had a delightful time yesterday cocreating this Sunday’s worship service with Maggie Colson! We spent some time exploring the different kinds of courage. The one that took some particular reflection was that of Spiritual Courage. What does Spiritual Courage look like? While Maggie will be presenting you with her own reflections on Sunday, I … Continued

Ponderings of our Spiritual Life Director 10-5-22

Courage is a heart word. The root of the word courage is cor – the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant “To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.” Over time, this definition has changed, and today, we typically associate courage with heroic and brave deeds. … Continued

Ponderings of our Spiritual Life Director 9-21-22

For this week and the next, I am reading about the history of congregational polity in one of my seminary classes. It’s more interesting than it might sound! Here’s the link to one of the readings: https://www.uua.org/files/documents/wrightconrad/congregationalpolity.pdf You could say that this history is much a history of belonging! One of the topics addressed in … Continued