Category: Love Notes by Rev. Kelly Dignan

Ware Lecture – Wow!

Last week, I was in Kansas City for our annual UUA General Assembly.  It’s a glorious gathering of 3000 or so Unitarian Universalists for an extended weekend of the democratic process in action, workshops, lectures, justice actions and worship. I love it!

Each year, the Unitarian … read more.

Love Notes: Shift in Focus

This section of our website has been a traditional newsletter column where I write something that gets published each month on a regular schedule. I find that my thoughts come more randomly than that, and my creativity is more sporadic than scheduled. So I am going … read more.

Love Notes: Reciprocity

Over the last six months, I have mentioned several times a book called Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. It’s one of my favorites. In November, I gave a sermon called “Kiss the Rice” and re-told a story Kimmerer shared in the book. She was … read more.

Love Notes: Love Gets Everywhere

My husband, Pete, told me a story about how a house he lived in caught on fire. The fire started in one corner of the basement near the furnace, and it spread quickly up to the next floor. Thankfully, it was contained and no one … read more.

Love Notes: Forgiveness and Redemption

First of all – THANK YOU so much for the birthday card, wishes and gift.  I am grateful.

 

I was deeply touched by a story of redemption and forgiveness told by the ministers of Foothills Unitarian, and so I share it here:

 

Dear Members of … read more.

Love Notes: Mid Year Update

If you’ve been in my office, you know that the whiteboard on the wall lists the strategic priorities for Ministry for our 2017-18 fiscal year.

 

Here’s a picture:

Our fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30. Each year we define strategic Ministry Goals and … read more.

Love Notes: The Sound of Silence

Dear ones,

I write to you from an airplane traveling to Ohio. My father-in-law, Pete Dignan Sr., passed yesterday, and the celebration of his long life will occur in the days ahead. Although his death was expected, it was still a surprise, as is true for … read more.

Love Notes: Tricky Religious Words

At our All-Church Retreat, I led a session on religious language. We played a game where folks got a card with a tricky religious word on it and moved around the room to collect definitions. Then each person shared the definitions out loud. I thought … read more.

Love Notes: Prophecy

Our theme in January is prophecy. Unitarian Universalism is, and always has been, a prophetic religion which means we intervene in human history for the sake of social justice. Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker describes prophets as “brave and bold people who are willing to see … read more.