When we’re all in the same building on Sundays, even adults who don’t have children in our Faith Formation programs can still get an idea of what’s up: you’ll see craft projects being carried past, or overhear interesting conversations. But now that our programs are … read more.
Over two decades ago, when my husband and I were first dating, we often met other people and would have the same conversation, which would go like this:
(Friendly inquiry): So Nathan, where are you from?
Nathan (somewhat annoyed): Wisconsin.
Inquirer: No, where are you REALLY from?
At the … read more.
Gov. Holcomb announced that he is authorizing large religious services to begin meeting again in the coming days or weeks. Honestly, this was the news I was hoping for, because I really wanted to have time with you in-person: both to say goodbye and … read more.
We are starting an essay group that will focus on the idea of homecoming. We will read essays on various understandings of home—our geographic, cultural, and spiritual homes. Alongside that, Family Promise is asking us to support their mission by participating in the #nightwithoutabed team … read more.
Some of you may know that I homeschool my three kids while also working outside the home. This is something we’ve always done, long before I came to All Souls. I graduated my oldest last year, and he’s currently a freshman at IU. It’s been … read more.
Photo by Aaron Burden
Lynn Unger’s poem Pandemic invites us to meet the current coronavirus pandemic with a spiritual response, grounded in Sabbath practices:
What if you thought of it
as the Jews consider the Sabbath—
the most sacred of times?
Cease from travel.
Cease from buying and … read more.
When we think of church membership, we often think in terms of numbers. Yet membership in Unitarian Universalist congregations is as much about quality as it is about quantity. Our Unitarian Universalist congregations exist because of our free choice as members to gather into covenantal … read more.
As I begin planning for next year’s faith formation programs, I find myself mentally reviewing all the misconceptions I’ve held myself or heard from others…the ones that lead people to hide in the choir loft when they see me coming. So, I thought I’d address … read more.
The Art of Grieving: Saying Goodbye
Being a part of a congregation, like All Souls, helps me learn how to be human – by which I mean how to engage in the acts central to one’s humanity. At All Souls I have learned to love and … read more.