Enbridge corporation plans to complete construction its Tar Sands Oil Pipeline 3 by this fall, so it is urgent to take action to stop it now. A few weeks ago, Cece and I responded to a call from Indigenous leaders to come to northern Minnesota … read more.
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.
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.
If you’ve ever been in a worship service while I’ve had the mic, you’ve probably heard me mention youth CONs. In fact, when it comes to our UU youth conferences, I trend toward a fairly unorthodox behavior (at least for UUs)– evangelism!
All too often, we’re … read more.
*Trigger warning* this piece discusses difficult emotional material
The author and her son in her NJ sunroom
The first time I really “felt like a mother”, whatever that means, I was about 6 months pregnant with my son—sitting in our New Jersey sun room … read more.
Photo by Porapak Apichodilok
The one thing that inspires me to work with children and
youth more than any other is the sheer boundlessness of their talent and
insight. Whether I’m watching elementary-aged students design and implement a
new UU holiday or realizing how deeply I’ve come to trust … read more.
Growing up in a small town, I attended the church where both sides of my family had worshiped for generations. The church was full of my relatives, both distant and close, and I worshiped alongside my cousins older and younger, great-uncles and -aunts, and many … read more.