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Foundation for the Future

They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life. 1 Tim 6: 18-19   This week...

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Support Teams

A conversation in Church Council stuck out to me yesterday.  One of our Trustees, Harvey Humes, was lamenting that we paid a couple hundred bucks to some hired labor to cut up our dead refrigerator and haul out of the kitchen.  He remarked that...

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2023 at UUMC looks good to me

I feel charged up by today.  I’m writing this on Sunday night, and while some ministers are often drained by all the activity of Sundays, (especially when they involve a morning activities and an evening activity) this pastor rarely fits that...

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The Season of Creation

As we approach September, I’m excited that we are also celebrating the Earth and natural world as one of the churches who are observing the newly developed lectionary cycle called “The Season of Creation.”  This is our third year to observe the...

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Learning to be a Citizen

Recently I was asked a thought-provoking question: “How did you learn to be a citizen?” The question prompted a flood of memories, and the glad realization that I had fantastic role models who very intentionally modeled citizenship for me...

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Who Will Sustain You

As I was running as hard as I could between second and third base this past week, I could feel it.  My left quadriceps were tightening up to the point where I could feel them quitting.  Kendall Griffith was the third base coach and was directing...

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