Author: Jay Beaumont

Congregation News

Dear Members and Friends,

The good news this month is that we are adding two new members to our congregation. Please join me in welcoming Jaye Moyer and Markley Wilson.  As we do so, think about inviting friends to attend our Sunday service with you.  Many … read more.

The Power of We

Gus Speth, former Dean of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies at Yale, once said: “I used to think the top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse, and climate change, but I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed, and apathy.” … read more.

Blood, Sweat, and Tears

After five months away for sabbatical and vacation, I am glad to be back with the congregation. I am also glad to say I felt a warm welcome upon my return to the pulpit on August 11 (a minister never knows what might transpire in … read more.

President’s Message

Dear Members and Friends,
This will be my last message as president of the Board and it’s natural to look back at what’s been accomplished.
When I look at the work of our Board of Trustees I find much to admire in the selfless contributions of Jane … read more.

Endings and Beginnings

It is hard to believe that this is the last column I will write as your lay commissioned minister. As I write these words, my heart is full of gratitude for our time together these past three years. I treasure the journey we have traveled … read more.

Time of Transition

We have come to the end of our congregational year. June marks a time of transition- as board members and ministry team leaders complete their terms, and newly elected leaders prepare to step in. June 30th is the end of the UUCRT fiscal year; it … read more.

Message From the Board President

Dear Friends and Members,

We will see each other at our annual May Congregational Meeting on the 19th when we will once again express ourselves democratically to set the course of our fellowship. These are turbulent times in the larger world beyond our walls, and they … read more.

May’s Theme: Mystery

In considering this month’s theme of mystery, I stumbled upon a poem by the late Mary Oliver entitled “Mysteries, Yes”. It is a new poem to me, and as I mourned the beloved poet’s death earlier this year, it is a joy to discover new … read more.