In recent weeks, I have spoken on the adaptive challenges we face, and encouraged us to all nurture the kind of experimental mind-set that will enable the members and friends of this congregation to take risks, embrace innovation, accept failures, learn, grow, and thrive.
Category: Minister’s Corner
One of my priorities in this COVID time has been to provide quality Sunday meetings by experimenting with new technologies and building the capacity of the Sunday Service Ministry to provide virtual services. We are averaging 35 people connecting on Sunday mornings through GoToMeeting … read more.
The congregation has not met for Sunday Services in the building at 9 Vance Road since March 8, yet Sunday Services have adapted and continued, and new forms of community connection have emerged. This is a remarkable achievement worthy of celebration! I am proud of … read more.
We, the pandemically privileged People of Planet Earth, in Order to form World Community, establish Distributive Justice, ensure Global Tranquility, provide for the Common Defense against COVID19, promote the General Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Health to all people on this Planet, do acknowledge … read more.
As your minister, I am
doing my best to adapt to the situation, endure and thrive amidst this hardship
and suffering, so that I can continue to affirm and promote the principles and
purposes of our religious community.
Here are my top
priorities with regards to the UUCRT during … read more.
Dear Members and Friends of the UUCRT:
In these unsettling times, I hope you can find some comfort in the knowledge that your UUCRT leadership is closely monitoring the situation and considering how to respond appropriately in order to protect the most vulnerable among us and … read more.
December 2016, I responded to an invitation from Chief Arvol Looking Horse,
19th Generation Keeper of White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle, Spiritual Leader of
the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Nations, to travel to Oceti Sakowin Camp of the
Standing Rock Reservation, on the banks of the Missouri … read more.
Rev. Chris Antal
“Corey Michael Hadley died of wounds inflicted during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. His wounds were slow acting and invisible but nonetheless crippling and fatal. He fought the creeping, poisonous advance of these emotional and mental wounds for years, and his battle … read more.
Each winter I am amazed by the fish in my pond. Once the temperature drops below 40 degrees, they stop eating, slow down to nothing more than an occasional wiggle, and remain still like that for as much as three months. When I put my … read more.
A few weeks ago, I was leaving my house in darkness before sunrise for my morning bike commute when I heard a woman screaming for help. I turned around and pedaled as fast as I could towards the screams and found her standing in the … read more.