Rev. Dr. Neal Jones
In some conversations since this pandemic began, I have caught myself saying, “Well, we’re all in the same boat now.” But the piece below from an anonymous writer has made me stop saying this. It has reminded me of what should be obvious—that none of us experience ... read more.
In a sermon recently, I spoke about different ways we may understand ourselves as a person. The smallest definition of self is made up purely of ego. This definition is essentially self-centeredness, seeing oneself as a separate, individualistic entity. That’s the kind of self that is encouraged ... read more.
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted our church life and our personal lives. Many of our plans for the next several weeks have been cancelled. Universities and schools have been cancelled. Conferences, concerts, performances, plays, and movies have been cancelled. Many of us will have to ... read more.
Dear MLUC members and friends,
Gov. Wolf has just issued an injunction to cancel all mass meetings in Montgomery County due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Since many of our members live in Montgomery Co., we think it would be best not to hold in-person worship services ... read more.
We UUs refer to ourselves as a “liberal religion.” What is the distinction between a liberal and a conservative religion? At the risk of painting with an overly simplistic broad brush, I’d say that religious conservatives are primarily interested in maintaining certain traditions, while religious ... read more.
Thanks mainly to the dedication of Lisa Jochum, our social action at MLUC over the past couple of years has focused mainly on antiracism work in book discussions, screening films, hosting Jubilee workshops, and teaching Beloved Conversations classes. This year, however, we are expanding our ... read more.
Whenever I ask someone these days, “How are you?” the answer is almost always the same: “I’m too busy!” There’s no question that this is a particularly busy time of the year, but busy seems to be the best description of our lives throughout the ... read more.
I suspect I’m not the only one around here who feels both happy and sad about Jan Cauffman’s departure as our Parish Nurse. I’m happy that she is heading in an exciting new direction in this later chapter of her life, pursuing what she calls ... read more.
Did you know that Pennsylvania is one of the few states left in the country which still mandates life-without-parole for first- and second-degree homicide? In fact, Pennsylvania has the 2nd largest population sentenced to life-without-parole in America. Of these 5,300 inmates, most committed their crimes ... read more.