Category: Love Notes by Rev. Kelly Dignan
Over the last week, there have been a few questions about community ministry and what it entails.
Community ministers are ordained Unitarian Universalist (UU) ministers who take our message and care beyond the walls of an individual church. Each community minister affiliates with a UU … read more.
I just spent this morning with faith leaders from across Colorado and legislators who joined us for breakfast. We talked about the Together Colorado legislative priorities.
HERE THEY ARE:
We hold that our life together is based on the sacred and infinite value of each and … read more.
“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” Simone Weil
This is the quote that kicked off the UUA Pacific Western Region Generosity Initiative Weekend in Phoenix February 15-17, 2019. Here’s a photo. From left to right: Me, Janet Evans, Bob Evans, Catherine Marsh and … read more.
In case you wanted written notes that go with the February 10, 2019 sermon, here they are.
Brene Brown outlines her BRAVING acronym for what we need in order to trust others:
Boundaries – You respect my boundaries, and when you’re not clear about what’s okay and … read more.
On Tuesday January 29, 2019, I was honored to open the Colorado Senate session with prayer. I started by sharing that Unitarian Universalism is a religion that is non-creedal, free of any doctrines or dogma.
It is based on an ongoing search for truth and meaning, which … read more.
When I was at Ghost Ranch for a Unitarian Universalist ministers retreat in October, I learned about prayer trees. One day, after a meaningful conversation about the future of Unitarian Universalism, we wrote our prayers, dreams and wishes on to ribbons and tied them to … read more.
Everyone has a religion – a set of practices that help us embrace and live with mystery; a way of life that gives meaning in the midst of so many uncertainties and questions. Americans seem to be turning away from religion as we have known … read more.
I wonder what Christmas, St. Lucia Day, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa or New Year’s Eve want for us. If they could speak, what would they invite us to do and be?
Earlier this week, I tried an experiment. I sat for my regular morning meditation, … read more.
The theme for November is Memory – The practice of honest remembrance & honoring the shoulders on which we stand.
I have many memories of my paternal grandmother. Ninie was her “grandma name”, a name she inherited from at least two grandmas before her. When … read more.
The theme for October is Sanctuary – the practice of finding sacred space within and ensuring welcoming space for all.
Our themes come from a Unitarian Universalist collaborative called Soul Matters. At UUCB, we use the themes in our covenant groups, religious education program (Kindergarten … read more.
If you attended worship services in July you know our theme was genealogy, and we covered a lot of ground! I shared stories of visits with my German family members who still live in Germany. I described relatives who fought in the Civil War. And I … read more.
I was on my walk this morning and struck more than usual by the majesty and strength of the mountains. I thought to myself, “I wonder how many storms they’ve endured? How many cracks have they felt? How much chaos have they survived?” I wonder. … read more.
In July, we explored how we are a nation of cut-offs. Our government and overall culture encouraged (and still encourages) us to assimilate and separate from our histories. Check out this article from Brainpickings which touches on this topic. “Loneliness is a weapon of oppression.” Let’s … read more.
I learned so much at General Assembly in June that I keep writing about it. This article/post is based on a little pamphlet developed by The Fahs Collaborative. Here is how they describe themselves:
During the 2017-18 church year (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018), we featured Frances E. W. Harper. Below, you can read about her life. During worship throughout the year, we heard her poems and considered how her words and actions can inspire us today.
Well, … read more.