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June 16, 2020

Parson to Person: “Legacy: Ed’s, Yours, and Mine,” June 12, 2020

At a time like this, when we think about recent deaths of UCN members (Darlene Lochbihler on May 26th and Ed Friedrichs on May 29th)–I find […]
June 12, 2020

Parson to Person: “A President, a King, and a Minister,” Jan. 31, 2020

Since we celebrated M L King Sunday on January 19th, and we are on the cusp of February (Black History Month), I thought I’d mention a […]
June 12, 2020

Parson to Person: “Peace and Unrest,” Oct. 4, 2019

You may have noticed that I have begun ending the services I lead at UCN with the words “peace and unrest.” If you were at the […]
May 22, 2020

Parson to Person: “A 12th-Century Ladder of Love,” May 22, 2020

The Jewish philosopher Maimonides (1136-1204) once wrote a Guide for the Perplexed, in which he created a “ladder of charity” with 8 rungs on it: The […]
May 15, 2020

Parson to Person: “New Words to an Old Battle Hymn” May 15, 2020

At last Sunday’s virtual Mothers’ Day service, I introduced a new verse to “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” (Julia Ward Howe, who introduced America’s first Mothers […]
May 8, 2020

Parson to Person: “On Niches, Sheep, and Little Princes,” May 8, 2020

If you ever visit First Unitarian Church in Chicago (near Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House in the Hyde Park area), you may notice a niche carved […]
May 1, 2020

Parson to Person: “On Gifts” 5-1-20

As we are all sheltering in place during the pandemic, I have noticed some small things, small gifts, that have lifted my spirits a bit: someone […]
April 29, 2020

Share the Plate Recipients

  Share the Plate Recipient for September and October, 2020 In the months that UCN has been closed due to COVID-19, members and friends have been […]
April 23, 2020

Parson to Person:  More Things to Learn from Children 4-24-20

One of you responded to my last Parson-to-Person column on children’s mis-hearing of things adults say (“Howard be thy name,” for example, instead of “Hallowed be […]