Author: Jay Beaumont

What to do about the Roadside Sign

   Since the George Floyd killing, there has been a renewed interest in again displaying a “Black Lives Matter” banner on our roadside pulpit. A very brief history: A number of years ago, we hung BLM banners. They were ripped down and destroyed, several times. … read more.

Four Priorities

   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.

Thank you

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.

Think Beyond Family and Friends

those of us sequestered in our homes, we are challenged to do something
productive. That would include things we do to help family and friends, and
things we do to help ourselves. I’ll describe some of my efforts in both areas.
I am glad to have my brother … read more.

We Are In This Together

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.

Caring Congregation

   Surely there is no
better measure of a faith community than what its members do to help one of its
own when the need arises.

   We are a small
group, but I have seen over the years our members step forward to assist
another member or friend. … read more.

What Happened?

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.

A Place to Call Home

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.

Slowing Down

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.