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July 6, 2022

UCN Hikes

Finally, we are getting some hikes planned for the Summer and Fall. There are two categories: 1. Ice Age Trail Alliance (IATA) sponsored hikes 2. UCN […]
July 6, 2022

“Carpets, Clothing, Little Drops of Water” Jun. 24, 2022

As I watched UCN folks clear the sanctuary for the laying of the new carpet (thank you, thank you!), I thought about a few typos from […]
May 31, 2022

“Success vs. Significance–and Donkeys” Apr. 29, 2022

The African-American preacher and author, the Rev. William Sloan Coffin, once said: “We don’t have to be ‘successful,’ only valuable. We don’t have to make money, […]
April 27, 2022

Share the Plate: May & June 2022

The Wisconsin Black Historical Society & Museum in Milwaukee is UCN’s Share the Plate recipient for May and June 2022. The Society’s founder, Clayborn Benson III, […]
March 30, 2022

“An April Fool’s Birthday” Mar. 25, 2022

My birthday is March 31st–the day before April Fool’s Day. In fact, when someone asks me when my birthday is, I usually say “the day before […]
March 8, 2022

“Humility and Ash Wednesday” Mar. 8, 2022

Just over a week ago was Ash Wednesday, a day I remember as a time to be humble. The priest would put ashes on people’s foreheads, […]
March 2, 2022

Share the Plate: March & April 2022

Nominated by Social Justice Committee member Leigh Hoftiezer, our March and April Share the Plate recipient is WRTP/BIG STEP. These two acronyms stand for the two […]
February 1, 2022

“Chicken or Lamb?” Jan. 29, 2022

Some of you may remember my sermon on “The God I Believe In” (delivered on December 12, 2021). In it I referred to a Jewish concept–“tikkun […]
January 4, 2022

“Unintended Humor” Dec. 31, 2021

Every once in a while I have shared actual typos from church newsletters and bulletins in my Northliner column. Not all of them are technically typographical, of course–some […]
January 3, 2022

Share the Plate: January & February 2022

Hanan RRG is not an official refugee resettlement agency receiving government support, but an entirely volunteer organization using 100% of donations for direct refugee services. Of […]
December 7, 2021

“Much Obliged, Lord” Dec. 3, 2021

By the time you read this, Thanksgiving will have come and gone. But, since it’s important to give thanks on more than one day a year, […]
November 23, 2021

“Holiday Graces” Nov. 19, 2021

Normally I write a Parson to Person column to be printed on the last Friday of one month, and the first Friday of the month following. […]
November 8, 2021

“A Cellphone, an Airport, a Good Deed, and Politics” Nov. 5, 2021

In last week’s “Parson to Person” I wrote about my visit with my family in the Seattle area, and how we “overcame” political disputes with games […]
November 2, 2021

Share the Plate: November & December 2021

UCN’s Share the Plate recipient for November and December 2021 is Braver Angels, a non-partisan grassroots organization formed in 2016 to help bridge the political and […]
November 2, 2021

“Getting Around the Politics” Oct. 29, 2021

Last week I came back from 4 days of vacation with my siblings at a family reunion in the Seattle area. This was our first reunion […]