• Jan. 16, 2019 -

    Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.~ From the Book of Matthew 25:40

    Dear CVUU Members and Friends,

    It’s not often that a preacher is at a loss for words, but I find myself unable ... read more.

  • Dec. 24, 2018 -

    Look — your life a candle, this day a match.

    Strike it, and see what blazes,
    what fire comes to sing in you.

    ~ Jan Richardson
    from The Cure for Sorrow

     

    What a wonderful image for this time of year, the ... read more.

  • Dec. 12, 2018 -

    Dear Members and Friends of Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists:

    May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of Joy.
    Psalm 126

    This Sunday in worship we will light our third Advent candle, this one for joy.  We might think of joy as a trivial thing, ... read more.

  • Dec. 5, 2018 -

    Dear Members and Friends of Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists:

    This past Sunday we sang “Bring Many Names,” a hymn that is very dear to me.  I love the naming of the different aspects of what some know as God, but more personally, it is the hymn ... read more.

  • Nov. 28, 2018 -

    For each child that’s born

    a morning star rises

    and sings to the universe

    who we are. – Ysaye M. Barnwell

    As we enter this time of increasing darkness, let us be grateful for the light that surrounds us.  In worship on Sunday, 12/2, we will welcome several babies ... read more.

  • Nov. 21, 2018 -

    Dear Members and Friends of Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists:

    Diana Eck explains in her book Encountering God: Tolerance does not take us far with ideas that challenge our own. For a majority of people, tolerance is simply another expression of privilege. As the philosopher Elizabeth Spelman ... read more.

  • Oct. 31, 2018 -

    Dear Members and Friends of Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists:

    Rebecca Parker writes that when people come to a church,

    they come looking for the well-spring, for healing and refreshing water. They come looking for quietness lit with fire, for a sanctuary of peace, and a welcome table spread for ... read more.

  • October 25, 2018 -

    Dear CVUU members and friends:

    Each week continues to offer new challenges and opportunities.  This past week, we welcomed 7 new members into our congregation, and we also saw the return of an old conflict and wound.  As I said in my sermon, quoting Rumi, “the ... read more.

  • Sept. 26, 2018 -

    Dear CVUU members and friends:

    I am beginning to get into the rhythms of life here at CVUU: the meetings, other gatherings, worship – all wonderful opportunities to get to know more of you.  I am grateful that you wear your name tags on Sunday and ... read more.