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Posted Date: August 6, 2014 - 10:55am | Author: KathyMitc | Categories: Board President

I must admit I tripped a little on this month’s theme of Hospitality. My first thought about it was something vague about serving coffee to guests. Then some half-memories surfaced from my stint many years ago of being a maid in a motel and the “hospitality” department, with an overtone of institutionalism that is somehow unsettling.

Posted Date: July 31, 2014 - 11:40am | Author: DaRev | Categories: Minister

"In war, truth is the first casualty."

                          -Aeschylus

Here in July of 2014, the news is dominated by war. War between Israel and the Palestinians, war in the Ukraine, war in Nigeria, war in Syria, war in Iraq, war in Afghanistan. NBC Nightly News last week headlined their coverage of Central American refugee children as, “War on the border,” making truth a casualty even in the absence of war. (Refugee children seeking safety and asylum most emphatically do NOT constitute a war.)

Posted Date: July 30, 2014 - 10:47am | Author: KathyMitc | Categories: Board President

I was meeting with Jeanne Abrams, the Board vice-president, about the agenda for our next Board meeting recently, and the conversation wound around to the clarity of purpose--or lack thereof--of some of our committees. Some of you may know that our Connections Ministry and Abundance Ministry groups have struggled to maintain momentum and membership. The Board is looking at ways we can help support them, and so we were discussing how we might help clarify their roles.

Posted Date: July 23, 2014 - 4:00pm | Author: KathyMitc | Categories: Board President

Last Sunday, Eddy Carroll and I gave a tour of our church to about 60 people from First Plymouth Congregational Church. It’s Plymouth’s 150th anniversary, and this group was touring sites of their history in Denver to celebrate. A big tour bus parked outside our church at noon on Sunday and a bunch of mostly white-haired Congregationalists gathered in our community room for box lunches.

Posted Date: July 17, 2014 - 10:03am | Author: KathyMitc | Categories: Board President

Welcome to the Board Blog. My name is Kathy Mitchell-Garton, and I’m this year’s Board president and your friendly host for this blog. When I heard that our new website would have blogging capabilities, I thought, we’ve got to get in on that!

Posted Date: July 5, 2014 - 3:07pm | Author: GlennBarr | Categories: Church Administrator

Our new website has been online since July 1st and the response has been overwhelmingly positive.  As you've noticed we've expanded (almost doubled) the pages available to users compared to the previous version.  This means there are many places for new informative content. that's where you, the congregation, come in.  If, while exploring the site, you come across a page that says, " Coming soon.  If you would like to help grow this page, please contact the office,"  Feel free to volunteer your writing talents.

Posted Date: July 1, 2014 - 2:22pm | Author: DaRev | Categories: Minister

Last week I attended the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association.  This is the annual convention, business, meeting, workshop, and celebration of Unitarian Universalists from around the world.  During the three and half days that I attended, I participated in something like a dozen workshops, heard five lectures, and connected with many old and far-flung friends.

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