Reverend Justine’s Column
- January 8, 2020 -
As I write this, the United Methodist Church is splitting up over inclusion of LGBTQ folks; battles are raging in Iran, escalated by our US administration’s assassination of an admittedly bad actor in that region; and much of Australia is on fire. And that ... read more.
- Dec. 24, 2019 -
Lully, Lulay, thou little tiny child. Bye bye, Lully, Lulay.
~ Coventry Carol
I’ve always loved that Christmas Carol, and yet it is quite jarring to juxtapose a lullaby with the story of King Herod ordering the execution of all children under the age ... read more.
- Dec. 18, 2019 -
“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know….”
So many of the secular Christmas songs have a touch of melancholy in them. Longing for the return to an earlier, more innocent time with visions of children and sugar ... read more.
- Dec. 11, 2019 -
Some two thousand years ago, as ancient stories tell us, a young couple traveled through the desert for many days to participate in a census, mandated by the ruling power. She was pregnant, and the journey was hard. When her time to deliver came, no ... read more.
- Dec. 4, 2019 -
Dear Ones of CVUU,
In the last few weeks, I have fallen short on my commitment to avoid cultural misappropriation, specifically, in the programming of African American spirituals without properly identifying and contextualizing them. Now all cultures borrow from one another; we see this in food, ... read more.
- November 27, 2019 -
We have been given the duty to live in balance and harmony with each other and all living things. So now, we bring our minds together as one as we give greetings and thanks to each other as people.
~ From the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address
Oh, how ... read more.
- October 16, 2019 -
Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
That short verse from the Hebrew Bible is explored in great depth Unitarian Universalist historian Conrad Wright in his book Walking Together, a compilation of sermons and essays about life in our UU congregations. Do ... read more.
- October 9, 2019 -
“October 11, 1987 we’re gonna march to Washington.”
Tom Wilson Weinberg, Ten Percent Revue
Years ago, Dale and I were on a vacation in Provincetown on Cape Cod, and we went to see a show called Ten Percent Revue, a clever musical send-up of gay life in ... read more.
- June 26, 2019 -
This is a year that just keeps on giving! For the past several years, I have traveled to General Assembly and Ministry Days, but this year, something told me it would be best for me to stay here with you. I’m so glad ... read more.
- June 5, 2019 -
Dear CVUU Members and Friends:
In a few weeks, Unitarian Universalists from around the United States and around the globe will gather in Spokane, Washington to take up the business of our Unitarian Universalist Association of congregations and covenanted communities. In addition to some bylaw ... read more.