At its October 22, 2020 meeting, members of the Unitarian Church North Leadership Board voted unanimously to endorse the Unitarian Universalist Association’s “Action of Immediate Witness” resolutions, and to support the addition of an amendment to the United States Constitution establishing that corporations are not … 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.
The Cash Calendar Raffle this year is the primary fundraiser for our church. The pandemic is causing a lot of financial hardship for everyone, including UCN and its renters. Currently rental income is non-existent. Your support is most definitely needed now. Please purchase as many … read more.
There’s a story I like about a presidential candidate who asked a bishop how to receive God’s revelation. The bishop told him, “Go out into the rain, and lift your head toward heaven. If you do that, you will receive a revelation.” So the candidate … read more.
Back in April I wrote a couple Parson-to-Person columns on things children often mis-hear (like “Howard be thy name” for “Hallowed be thy name,” “Deliver us from email” for “Deliver us from evil,” and “He leadeth me beside distilled water” for “beside still waters”). Turns … read more.
Bridge the Divide received the 2020 UCN Fund for Social Justice Grant from Unitarian Church North! These funds will support their essential work for racial repair, reconstruction and reconciliation. Thanks to Lucy, Leigh, and Jennifer of the Social Justice Committee for representing UCN and presenting … read more.
Last week I explained why I sometimes wear a clerical (“Roman”) collar at public events, explaining that it’s one of the few universally recognized public symbols of religious leadership, and it’s important sometimes for the public to see that religions are involved in social-justice issues–that religion … read more.