Category: Love Notes by Rev. Kelly Dignan

Thank You

As I was preparing to write my last newsletter article, I looked back at the promises we made to each other. Those promises are sometimes called a covenant, and we formalized it all during The Act of Installation, done at a worship service held about … read more.

Together Colorado 2019 Legislative Priorities

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.

We hold that our life together is based on the sacred and infinite value of each and … read more.

Generosity in All Things

“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.

Colorado Senate Opening Prayer

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.

The Prayer Tree

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.

What Do the Holidays Want for Us?

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.

My grandma said, “Vote. It’s Important.”

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.

New Art in the Earth Room

You will notice new artwork on the front wall of the Earth Room. Many thanks to artist Rob Wardell who donated photographs of his Aspen tree paintings so that we could create backgrounds on which to print our Unitarian Universalist Seven Principles.

On September 30, … read more.

Refuel and Go – October 2018

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.

Spiritual Sankofa

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.

We Shall Survive

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.

I Keep Running into Frances E. W. Harper

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.