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May 2012 Blog Posts (4)

An open letter to First UU

Dear First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia,

For sixteen years, I have loved you as a family, actively participated as a member, gotten to know many of you, and came to learn this family's dynamics as I matured. Now, as President of the Board of Trustees, I will not simply see you as individuals, but rather as the Congregation of First UU, with a capital C. I am here to serve the needs of the Congregation as a whole, to serve our shared values.

Over these past sixteen years, we…


Added by Daniel Widyono on May 31, 2012 at 1:11pm — 1 Comment

Paul Fussell (b. 1924 - d. 2012)

Paul Fussell, Literary Scholar and Critic, Is Dead at 88

By Bruce Weber Published by the New York Times, May 23, 2012. Photo Courtney Grant Winston    

Paul Fussell, the wide-ranging, stingingly opinionated literary scholar and cultural critic whose admiration for Samuel Johnson, Kingsley Amis and the Boy Scout Handbook and his withering scorn for the romanticization of war, the predominance of…


Added by Former Settled Minister on May 24, 2012 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Congratulations, Mark!

We are thrilled to celebrate Mark DeCourval for receiving his Masters of Divinity degree on Friday, May 18, 2012 from Union Theological Seminary, an affiliate of Columbia University.

He is a life-force in our community. As sponsored candidate for Unitarian Universalists Ministry, Mark is the Chair of the Caring Ministry Team and he's off this fall to start his…


Added by Former Settled Minister on May 20, 2012 at 7:33am — 1 Comment

Paul Vazuka (b. 1959 – d. 2012)

Paul Michael Vazuka 

November 4, 1959 – May 11, 2012

     Paul Michael Vazuka was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Jean and Francis Vazuka on November 4, 1959. Paul was three years old when his father died of complications to leukemia. Jean remarried in 1970 to David…


Added by Former Settled Minister on May 14, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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