Monthly Archives: November 2018

A Quiet Place on Earth

This semester my “Religion and Ecology” professor gave us an assignment to visit a quiet place in nature twice a week. I usually walk at Dennings Point in Beacon with my dog, who takes her slow sweet time smelling every smell along the way, before arriving at our destination. As I walk into the clearing … Continued

Spirituality

Recently a rabbi taught me something about spirituality. His name is Paul Swerdlow and he is a chaplain in the VA medical center in Northport, on Long Island. Here is what he taught me: Spirituality is about being a time traveler. We exist in space and in time. Spirituality allows us to travel back in … Continued

Being Thankful

November is a month to remember all we are thankful for.  Veterans Day reminds us to remember our veterans who have sacrificed, and Thanksgiving Day reminds us to offer gratitude for the many gifts in our lives. Election Day on Tuesday, November 6th is also an important time to lift our voices in expressing gratitude … Continued

Peace Advocacy Congregation

In 2014, because of our shared ministry, the UU Peace Ministry Network recognized the UUCRT as the tenth Peace Advocacy Congregation in the UUA. The UUCRT has changed since then. I wanted to explore the extent to which the identity “Peace Advocacy Congregation” still resonates, so during the Sunday Service on September 23 I introduced … Continued