Month: October 2019

Green Sanctuary News: What is Green Burial?

I recently attended a small interment service at Wildwood Cemetery. It was a beautiful summer morning. The guests surrounded the body, which was clad in just a shroud. The minister spoke briefly, and we sang while lowering the body into the grave and scattering it … read more.

Adult Programing – What’s Doing with OIR?

OÍR stands for Outreach, Integration, and Retention and it’s a task force convened
earlier this year by UUSA’s board of trustees. OÍR a Spanish word that means “to hear,” and we spend much of
our time hearing the voices and stories that awaken energy in our congregation … read more.

Religious Education Ministry – October 2019

Thank you to all of you who attended the UU Fall Picnic! Like with many potlucks, we had a moment where
we thought we might have too many desserts and appetizers, but patience and time and more people brought
more food. Children took advantage of the toys … read more.

Notes from the President – October 2019

Hello friends,

September began for the Board with time set aside at our monthly meeting to learn more about and strategize for a new way of helping our congregation understand and participate in yearlong stewardship. We are very excited about integrating conversations about sustainability, responsibility, and … read more.

Minister’s Letter – October 2019

Dear UUSA,

Wow, what a first month we have had! Now that our program year has begun, it’s wonderful to see you all in
the magic of being together in worship. I am excited for many things beginning and relaunching. This year’s
Coming of Age cohort is beginning … read more.