Minister’s Musings

Dear Ones,

June has arrived and so it is time to say a final Good-bye.

Before goodbye was shortened to its current one-word form, the phrase spoken upon parting was “May God be with you.”  While we all have different meanings for the word “God” (a deity, … read more.

Local NAACP Chapter honors UUFD

103 Game Changers Honored

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Decatur has been named one of 103 ‘Game Changers’ in Decatur by the local branch of the NAACP who is celebrating their 103rd year of service to our community. “Your work in improving race relations and building cultural awareness is outstanding!”  according to the letter … read more.

Ministerial Musings

Dear Ones,

This month I am offering a class called “An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism.”  Despite its name, I hope you will all consider attending – even those of you who have been life-long Unitarians or Universalists.  This is meant to be a time we can … read more.

Ministerial Musings

Dearest Ones,

Our community ended the last few months of 2017 with much loss.  Four of our members died within the last four months: Jon Baxter, Jane Brooks, Ken Robertson and June Allison.  These losses came on top of multiple serious illnesses and surgeries, the especially … read more.

Multigenerational Service

This Sunday will be a multigenerational service with children staying in the service with adults. If your family arrives a few minutes before the service begins, the children will be able to choose a job to do during the service. Please join us and plan … read more.

Ministerial Musings

Dearest Ones,

During a recent discussion after my sermon on Radical Hospitality, we talked about the potential impact that the use of traditional theological words might have on each of us and how sometimes they can feel painful.  I suggested that these kinds of words (sin, … read more.

Ministerial Musings

Dear Ones,

The Touchstones theme for the month of October is Radical Hospitality.  Radical hospitality is a radical welcoming in of the other.  It is not the hospitality of using our best china and serving fine food which the word typically calls to mind.  Rather, radical … read more.