The snow has arrived, and with it being December, the snow is here to stay for several months. As many of you know, this is my favourite time of year. I love the chill in the air, and the way that the snow softens the … read more.
Category: From the Minister’s Study
Monthly or semi-monthly post from our Minister, Rev. Meghann Robern.
Greetings, beloveds. It’s time for us to talk about sabbatical.
The sabbatical leave is a tradition for Unitarian Universalist clergy, as it is for the university. It offers an extended time for study, reflection, rest, and renewal—all ingredients for effective ministry. A sabbatical leave is also … read more.
October brings us to the turn of the wheel into autumn. The days will become gradually shorter, and the nights gradually longer, until the winter solstice in December – when the night will be at its longest.
Religious observances, especially those tied to the seasons of … read more.
Sometimes, in this column, I share with you something from my professional development reading that I found so powerful that I want to share it with everyone. This month, it’s Trauma Stewardship, by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky. This book has been talked about in my … read more.
Dear Members and Friends:
The last year has been a challenging and exhausting time for all of us as we’ve faced the uncertainties, the fear, the dramatic changes to our lives that have come with this pandemic. I appreciate your support of our shared ministries through … read more.
We have done so much together, beloveds, not just this year, but in the four years I’ve been here. We’ve struggled, too. And right now, we are all traumatized, we are living through something none of us has experienced before. We can choose kindness with … read more.
When I think of restoration, I think of bringing something back to its original state or bringing it back to life. There are people who can restore old cars, who look for just the right parts to keep its integrity. Others who can restore furniture … read more.
What is it that brings Unitarian Universalists together? After all, ours is a faith which doesn’t require us to hold the same answers to life’s big questions and yet, here we are, creating community. On the home page of the Canadian Unitarian Council’s website it … read more.
Something that this past year of pandemic has made glaringly obvious to me is that we do not do enough of this with each other.
There is a difference between claiming “this thing is objectively bad and no one should use it” as opposed … read more.
Another year has come and gone, my beloveds, and what a year it has been. Our monthly theme for December is silence, and while the softness of the snow-covered earth is ideal for engaging a contemplative life during the winter months, I also fear the … read more.