Category Archives: President’s Message

From the Minister’s Desk — June 2022

Dear Ones, Grief and glee.  That’s what I’ve been feeling lately, since Dave and I announced that it was time for us to retire from parish ministry.  Glee because other needs are tugging at us — relationships, family history, art … Continue reading

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From the Minister’s Desk — May 2022

Perhaps you’ve been wondering what religion will be like a hundred years from now, in Pottstown (in the U.S., in the world . . .). Here are some possibilities: (a) While organized religion has continued its gradual decline, Unitarian Universalism, … Continue reading

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President’s Message — May 2022

“Success is easy to achieve once you set your mind on a specific goal.” ~Aristotle It’s hard to believe that there are only two months remaining in this fiscal year. The Board of Directors is hard at work thinking about … Continue reading

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From the Minister’s Desk — April 2022

In February I wrote about the first “mark of the church” – kerygma, which I defined rather expansively beyond preaching, to include all the ways we share our stories and our ideas, including religious education. The other four “marks” are … Continue reading

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President’s Message — April 2022

“Spring: a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can be.” ~ Anonymous While Mother Nature does her magic with bringing beauty to the grounds of the UUFP, many members of the UUFP community have helped with beautifying the indoors of … Continue reading

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From the Minister’s Desk — March 2022

You’ve explained to a neighbor our seven UU principles, but they respond, “But what do you UUs believe, you know, God, Christ, death . . . ?”  How do you respond? In case you missed my March 11, 2018 sermon … Continue reading

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President’s Message — March 2022

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi The UUFP is looking for a few good people…. Well, actually the Board of Directors are looking. The Board of Directors serve … Continue reading

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From the Minister’s Desk — February 2022

When I was in seminary, I enjoyed finding a word from ancient Greek, from Homer or Plato, that worked its way into Christian theology. Reading a chapter on “the four marks of the church” there was a lovely word, kerygma, … Continue reading

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President’s Message — February 2022

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” ~ Vivian Greene It seems that the storm named “COVID-19” is not going to pass anytime soon. While the storm has abated … Continue reading

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From the Minister’s Desk — January 2022

Winston Churchill once famously said, “Democracy is the worst form of government – except for all the others.” It appears that some people in this country (many people?) would now leave out the final phrase. Our UU principles (#5) commit … Continue reading

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