Minister’s Corner

Minister’s Message for September 2016

  In the life of our congregation September is a time to reconnect after a period of reflection, recreation, rejuvenation and renewal. I hope you found all those gifts and more during the summer months. This congregational year holds great promise as well as challenge. We will be asked to live into our commitment to … Continued

My Meeting with White House Staff about U.S. Drone Killing

The delegation of religious leaders I joined on Thursday, July 14, in Washington. The photo was taken in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, where we met with eight members of the White House staff. Pictured, left to right, are: Jay Wittmeyer, Executive Director, Global Mission and Service, Church of the Brethren; Yasmine Taeb, Legislative Representative … Continued

Final Fellowship for Rev. Chris Antal

  At the Service of the Living Tradition, in Columbus Ohio, where Rev. Antal received Final Fellowship from the UUA. Celebrating with him were his sons, Justin and Eliot, Mike Landrum, and Camille and Terri Pahucki.

Minister’s Message for July and August

I’m honored to serve my first full congregational year with you as your called and settled minister. We have many achievements to celebrate, including the commissioning Terri Pahucki as a Lay Commissioned Minister, recognition of the UUCRT as a Peace Advocate Congregation, the distinction of UUCRT being a Black Level Sponsor of Knights Out, and … Continued

Proposed Action of Immediate Witness for 2016 General Assembly

Proposed 2016 AIW Halt Drone Warfare Equal Justice Under Law   The UUCRT Board has elected Mike Landrum to serve as delegate to the 2016 General Assembly in Columbus Ohio, June 22-26, and Mike has graciously accepted to represent the congregation. Terri Pahucki will also attend, and carry together with her daughter the UUCRT banner … Continued

Love Overcomes Fear – Public Vigil for America Friday 8pm UUCRT

The entire community is invited to join in vigil this Friday evening June 17, 8pm, at the UUCRT Sanctuary. We will grieve this tragic loss in Orlando and recommit ourselves to live with a love that overcomes fear.   Love Overcomes Fear A Statement by Members of the Greater Newburgh Interfaith Council We, the undersigned, … Continued

Book Discussion – June 18

Spiritual Perspectives on America’s Role as a Superpower Saturday morning June 18 at 9 am-11am. UUCRT Sanctuary.  Available used and as a Kindle book here: Four print copies are available as a one week loan from Rev Chris; Sunday June 5, return June 12; June 12-Saturday June 18. Email Chris to reserve your copy – … Continued

Message on Memorial Day 2016

This Memorial Day we Americans remember and honor those who died while serving in our nation’s military. I remember the dignified transfer ceremonies for the young dead soldiers I helped enact while serving as an Army chaplain in Afghanistan. I also remember my duties stateside, such as the night I knocked on the door of … Continued

Message from Your Minister – May 2016

Blessings come to us in many forms and from many sources. Each person who walks through the door of our congregation is a blessing. New people in our community are a special blessing. Each person in our community brings wonderful gifts as well as needs. Moving on and letting go can be a blessing. On April … Continued