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The Minister's Musings -- December 30, 2018

altHappy New Year!

‘Tis the season of making resolutions to improve our imperfect selves -- never mind the sad truth that ambitious New Year’s resolutions rarely succeed, leaving us with a heightened sense of failure. However, Parker Palmer, Quaker author and sage, promises us that we can be whole without being perfect. [Click "read more..." to continue]

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The Minister's Musings -- December 2018

‘Tis the season for curling up with my knitting and a cup of steaming hot tea and enjoying Frank Capra’s 1946 movie It’s a Wonderful Life for the umpteenth time. When I was in seminary, I did just this and was surprised how I viewed it with different eyes. {Click "Read more..." to continue]

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The Minister's Musings -- October 2018

It’s finally October and last night the temperature fell below 70! I slept with my bedroom window cracked open and just before dawn, I was wakened to the sound of crickets. I love crickets! When I lived in Alaska and California, there were no crickets and I missed them terribly. No crickets or fireflies. Can you imagine living without them? But, instead of recognizing that I was hearing real crickets, I fumbled for my iPhone, thinking that someone was calling me. Yes, my ringer is set to the sound of crickets.[Click "Read more..." to continue]

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The Minister's Musings -- September 2018

I’ve been in Gainesville for exactly one month now, and I’d like to say thank you for making me feel welcome! There have been a few adjustments to my new life in Gainesville; the humidity and heat have been challenging, and I miss my 95-year old mother who lived with me for four years while I was in Chattanooga. I’m the youngest of four children and I’ve always said that I’m her favorite, but I think it’s just that we are so compatible. We had a deal: I did the cooking and she did the dishes. She loves my cooking. Mom is now living in a lovely independent living apartment near my older son in Anderson, SC. She seems happy and my son and his wife are spoiling her, but it’s been an adjustment for both of us. [Click "Read more..." to continue]

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Introducing Rev. Dr. Cathy Harrington!

I am very happy to introduce our Interim Developmental Minister, Rev. Dr. Cathy Harrington. Rev. Harrington will serve as Developmental Minister for UUFG for one year, beginning on August 1, 2018, as we conduct our search for a settled minister who will begin in summer of 2019. [Click "Read more..." to continue]

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