Author: Rev. Leland Bond-Upson

Minister’s Message for July 17, 2020

Kindness in response to violence.

The Dalai Lama has told us repeatedly, “essentially, my religion is kindness.”

Judith Martin, who writes as “Miss Manners,” also treasures kindness, as one of the primary goals of etiquette.  Her perfect hostess is one who “makes us feel that we are … read more.

Minister’s Message

July 3, 2020

Aloha, dear friends.  ‘Aloha’ means literally ‘I greet you–or take my leave of you–with the breath of life.’  That is a real part of the Hawaiian religion, and not something dreamed up by the Chamber of Commerce.  I have returned to Elgin after … read more.

Minister’s Message for June 26, 2020

Dear members and friends of UUCE,

Running simultaneously with the tumultuous electoral and pandemic news, we are witnessing the remarkably persistent determination by all people of good will to end the evil of racism.

This is wonderful good news, and a wonderful opportunity to root out—at last! … read more.