Given that this is the Thanksgiving weekend, I hope you’ll forgive me if I use this column to share a few more messages–with unintended typos and phraseology–that actually appeared in various church bulletins over the years. I figured I needed a little break from my … read more.
A couple years ago I had the chance to visit Indonesia with a UU family from my home church in Racine. I have always found that experiencing a different culture helps me question my assumptions and see my own culture a little differently.
One of the … read more.
On Wednesday night (Nov. 11th), after our second post-election discussion, I shared a benediction I had written that uses words that begin with “un” (in honor of our religion’s name). Someone suggested printing it up in case others might be interested in seeing it, so here … read more.
Last Sunday, at our Day of the Dead service, I told a story that was missing a few details, so it might not have made complete sense. (The problem was that, in collating my pages for the sermon, I inadvertently left out a page. I … read more.
UCN acts directly to live our principle of “justice, equity, and compassion in human relationships.” Through the Share the Plate program UCN supports, with monthly donations from offerings, humanitarian and social justice programs in the greater Milwaukee community, other Wisconsin communities, nationally and internationally. Each … read more.
Many of you know that I like learning new (and obscure) words–especially if they have an interesting pedigree. So you probably won’t be surprised when I tell you how much I enjoyed the article Lyn Gust put in last week’s Northliner about the word “acedia.” … read more.
September 10, 2020 Leadership Board Minutes
Present: Dan Lusk; Rev. Tony Larsen; Brian Monroe, Dean Johnson; Pat Mumm Lovely; Julie Zumach; Leigh Hoftiezer; Janet Jensen; Kristin Gasser; Rosa Gomez; Jackee Orozco; Sherryl Andrus; Gerry Schmitz; Ed Ahernhoerster
Guests: Brian Bunzel; Andrew Smith
Call to Order … read more.
Every once in a while someone will refer to the church as a business, as in “UCN has a product to sell” or “We can’t ignore our budget’s bottom line when we’re talking about how to expand our ministry.”
There is some truth to the church-as-a-business … read more.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but as I watch the news on the spread of COVID and witness our country’s dysfunctional politics, I find I’m in more need of humor than usual. Sometimes I just need a little distraction from the daily … read more.
I read once that when Thomas Jefferson was writing the Declaration of Independence, he was not happy about the idea of a committee making revisions to it. (It’s hard to put all your heart and energy into something, only to have it “improved” by a … read more.