As we enter the second month of this worldwide pandemic, we find ourselves adjusting from the immediate reactivity of the crisis into the endurance required of a long haul. As strange as it may seem, this initial period since we began physical distancing is known, … read more.
Category: From the Minister’s Study
Monthly or semi-monthly post from our Minister, Rev. Meghann Robern.
I write to you this month as we are in the midst of a global pandemic. We here in Manitoba are doing everything we can to flatten the curve, and it appears to be working to give those who do get sick the best access … read more.
“Fundraising is as spiritual as giving a sermon, entering a time of prayer, visiting the sick, or feeding the hungry!”
— Henri Nouwen, A Spirituality of Fundraising
So, what does this mean in reality? Stewardship is the year round care and support of all aspects of … read more.
One of the questions from the Question Box service that I didn’t get to address specifically was my perspective on UU ministry as a learned ministry — that is, the expectation of a certain amount of learning and study not just to be credentialed as … read more.
When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is gone, when the kings and princes are home, when the shepherds are back with their flocks, the work of Christmas begins: to find the lost, to heal the broken, to … read more.
Our theme this month is The Unexpected.
This congregation has the privilege of currently inhabiting a riverbank in the middle of the city. One side of our property is landscaped foliage, paved streets, traffic lights, and sidewalks upon which people go for a stroll among cultivated … read more.
This month, during our theme of Giving Praise, I’m going to share some words from my colleague, the Rev. Jordinn Nelson Long. She posted this essay about her experience of hospitality in her congregation, and about how profound and important it is to our shared … read more.
When to reach out to your minister:
When you don’t know your minister, but would like to…
When you are facing a problem with your job, children, parents or anything or anyone else where a listening ear might be helpful…
When you’ve lost your job…
When you’re considering a … read more.
As many of you know, our Director of Lifespan Faith Development, Andrea James, has begun her twelfth year of service with us. She has demonstrated over and over again her dedication to our community and to our shared ministry together. To support her continued growth … read more.
Well, look at that, it’s summertime again! The wheel of the year has turned again, and we are surrounded by the beauty and blessings of long hours of sunlight and the sights, smells, and sounds of flora and fauna throughout the city and beyond.
However, even … read more.