On this first day of the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, I remember the day the civil rights movement came to where I lived, the Tri-Cities, in the desert part of Washington. To my great surprise, it turned out that one of the three, Kennewick, was … read more.
One of the exercises that congregations do to prepare for a ministerial Search, is for each congregant to ask themself ‘What is the one thing about this (pick one:) church/society/fellowship/congregation, that I most want to keep. What is of most value to me, and … read more.
We have arrived in the year 2020!
How do we wish to renew ourselves for this new and challenging year?
Let us take this moment to consider the several ways we at UUCE describe ourselves, our values, mission, and vision. You may find these under … read more.
As we close in on the New Year, our thoughts turn to summing up 2019 and imagining what 2020 may bring. I have been listening on Audible to the ‘magically real,’ or ‘surreal’ novel by Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Water Dancer. It a story of … read more.
On Tuesday, Anne Clough, assisted by Tom Durkin, offered a ‘Blue Christmas’ Vespers Service in our sanctuary. There were 9 of us, and one visitor. It was lovely and poignant. Blue Christmas is one where the typical holiday fizziness is replaced with quiet reflection, and sometimes tears, because the Christmas … read more.
Have you been noticing some changes in our communications?
Our prairie barn is overflowing with goodness and concern for all. We welcome growth and wish to share our mission with our larger community. So, we are embarking on a coordinated effort to use media … read more.
I have a friend, Kay, whom I met my first year in Hawaii, which was also my first year of ministry. We became good friends. Kay taught art for many years at Sonoma State in northern California. Before that she had many … read more.
Let Us Thank Like We Have Never Thanked Before!
Awakening grateful for the feel of being alive, for our loved ones, for loving people everywhere, for our beautiful world, the air, the trees, the animals, the sea—for all these things our hearts expand as we … read more.
Alike Unto God and “Aliken” to God
When certain religious people say ‘alike unto God’ they mean God sees us all as alike, essentially equal. I have a different idea for the use of that phrase, and it comes out as Aliken to God. Apparently ‘aliken’ is not an accepted … read more.
November 15th, 2019
Minister’s Message: Big News! A More Connected UUCE!
Decades ago Marshall McLuhan said “the medium is the message”.
Today marks the first phase of our communication and information transformation. Our message promotes the value of connection, integrity, and transcendence. Now we … read more.