Care, Connect, Commit September 1, 2020

What will faith development programming for children and youth look like this fall at MLUC?

I’ve been asking myself that with varying degrees of curiosity, despair, and determination for months.  Luckily, I do not have to figure out the answers all by myself!  In August we ... read more.

May this light transform our lives May 1, 2020

These are the chalice lighting words I use when I lead a class with our children from church.  They are based on our MLUC mission statement:

May this light transform our lives,

Reminding us of how much we are loved

Inspiring us to serve the world

And welcoming us ... read more.

What We Love About the Earth April 19, 2020

These images were shared by members and friends of MLUC in response to a request for folks to share images that show what we love about the Earth.  Some of them were used in the worship service on April 19, 2020.  ALL of them are ... read more.

What can a person do to bring back the world? April 1, 2020

The week of March 15, most of our lives changed dramatically and suddenly.  The news is scary, our routines have been affected in various ways, many of us may be facing loss of income, and perhaps worst of all, we really don’t know how long ... read more.

Faith in Action February 27, 2020

Each month, a small team of dedicated volunteers and I set up a Faith in Action program for kids to participate in on the 2nd Sunday.  In February, we coordinated with Ed Barrett to make care packages for residents of the Pocopson home. Here is ... read more.

Dedication January 20, 2020

A minister I used to work with used these words in every child dedication he led:

We wish for you a love of life and a life of wonder.
May you find love and peace and wisdom, and may you know yourself.

How are you, how is ... read more.

Our Whole Lives January 1, 2020

Our Whole Lives, or OWL, is a life-saving, faith-based, age-appropriate, comprehensive sexuality education program created by the Unitarian Universalist Association with the United Church of Christ. MLUC has a long and proud tradition of offering OWL classes for all ages (as well as About Your ... read more.

Holiday Wish December 1, 2019

If you’re reading this, I invite you to take a deep breath. The intensity of the holiday season can be overwhelming.  Years and years of memories of celebrations and joy and/or pain and isolation past come up as we are reminded by music, cards in ... read more.

Faith in Action November 1, 2019

When I arrived at MLUC, I was told that there was one Sunday each month for the kids called Faith in Action and the goal was for kids to participate in some of the social action projects of the church.  I struggled a little bit ... read more.