I herewith express my thanks and gratitude to the congregation of the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, who by a unanimous vote, honored me on January 23, 2011 by granting sponsorship of my Unitarian Universalist ministry candidacy. Also, my thanks and gratitude go to the Board of Trustees, Ministerial Formation Working Group, Congregation Lay leaders and Rev. Nate Walker for their welcoming, support, advisement, mentoring, and embracement. The…Continue
Added by Mark DeCourval on January 26, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
Each month the Ministry Leadership Team focuses on one of "ends" from the Congregational Blueprint. We then share ourthoughts on the end and suggest spiritual practices to share with the other ministry teams. Here are my thoughts on sustainability (End IV), as seen through the spiritual practice of mindful consumption. I hope they are helpful in making you think about our goals as a church and as individuals.
Mindful consumption was on my mind, as always, during the holidays. We eat…
Added by Judy Haraburda on January 12, 2011 at 4:04pm — No Comments
Happy New Year! This blog post is the written version of the reflection I gave this morning at church, which answered the question posed to me recently, “Why do you give to the church?” At first, I thought it would be easy to sum it up in three minutes of talking. After several hours of editing out so much, here is my final reply!
First, I need to explain what “church” means to me. Church means: being in community with each and every one of you; challenging and fun choir…