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UUCB Covenant Group Program Refreshed!

Since 2013 more than 100 people have participated in Covenant Groups at UUCB. Those people can attest to the value of being engaged in a process of deep listening which nurtures spiritual growth.These groups have helped our congregation to build connections and develop a sense of trust within our community which makes us willing to … Continued

UUCB Community Garden 2017

~Gardening is not a rational act~ Margaret Atwood   UUCB Community Garden 2017 was the sixth and most successful year, not only for production of vegetables, but also for the spirit of community felt by the gardeners and the recipients of our charitable contributions.  In March we pledged to donate #50 of produce to charity … Continued

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 Board Goals. Usually I would give you an … Continued

Faith Formation Focus: Hope

The hope that is alive in me this holiday season is that we, together as a  congregation, can become a stronger multicultural community.- and I’m not just saying that to get brownie points as a Director of Faith Formation!  This is a hope renewed in me from the privilege I had of attending two intense … Continued

Membership Matters

We honor members, friends, visitors Our thoughts and good wishes continue to be with:  Pete & Kelly Dignan, and their extended family, on the death of Pete’s father, in late October.  Toni Piwonka-Corle’s Mom, Martha had a serious fall while the two of them were vacationing in Spain. Initial surgery and treatment were there, but … Continued

January CLM

This is a courtesy reminder to anyone who contributes to the CLM. The due date for submissions for the January CLM will be December 15.  This is earlier than the normal deadline of the 20th of the month. Thank you for working with me to get your submissions in by the 15th. This will give … Continued

Sanctuary Now Ministry

What a “high” for our ministry when our congregation voted to become a Host Sanctuary Congregation. A few days to catch our breath and then the reality set in, there is more to do. We anticipate our first guest arriving in early December.   Our first event was held on Nov. 12th was a high … Continued

UUCB Auction “Feast Festivities & More” a Success!

Thank you to all the many hands, donors and bidders for making this year’s UUCB Auction our biggest success ever for our church, grossing over $20,000. There are still a few “Last Chance” Opportunities through the first week of December.  You can visit the Auction Table in the Sky Room after Sunday services or email … Continued

A Message from COSM

The annual Heartbeat Survey is coming up December 3rd and 10th at both services. This is your chance to give valuable feedback about how we are doing at UUCB.

Introducing our Ministerial Intern for 2018-19 – Christopher Watkins Lamb

The Internship  Committee (led by Tessa Davis), the Personnel Committee, and Rev. Kelly are thrilled to announce that we have hired Christopher Watkins Lamb as our Ministerial Intern for 2018-19.  Christopher is a Candidate for Unitarian Universalist ministry. He earned a Masters of Divinity from Iliff School of Theology in June 2017 and is currently … Continued

Endowment Fund

The Endowment Fund Committee is soliciting projects to fund for the 2018 – 2019 fiscal year. Pick up a Project Request Form and information sheet at the office counter. Requests must be submitted by Jan. 21.

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 so many things in life. What I need now … Continued

Faith Formation Focus: Abundance

Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes abundance.  Epicurus Since Epicurus was an ancient Greek philosopher who live 341 BC, we can see that the above wisdom has been around for a very long time and that the beauty of its truth doesn’t diminish. These words open the floodgates of true wealth for … Continued

Membership Matters

We honor members, friends, visitors Our thoughts and good wishes continue to be with:  Dorothy Ciarlo, whose husband Jim, has entered Hospice.  Debra Hammond’s brother and sister-in-law who are at high risk, but finally pregnant.  Francesca and Peter Howell’s son Dylan’s (26) recent MRI shows a recurrence of his Multiple Sclerosis.  Nina Peterson remembering her … Continued

The Abundance of Justice

This November article was written prior to the Congregational Vote (Oct 29) to have UUCB become a Sanctuary. It was also written prior to the UU White Supremacy Teach In 2 (Oct 22) lead by our Racial Justice Ministry Team. It is difficult to predict the future especially when it happens in the past. The … Continued

From the Archives….

The three members of UUCB’s Archives Ministry — Tessa Davis, Ginny Black and Nicole Ball — are very pleased to welcome several new people to our team. The mission of the Archives Ministry is to preserve and share our congregation’s rich history, and with the following people joining us, we are looking forward to making … Continued

UUCB Fabulous Feasts and More

Sundays, NOVEMBER 5TH & 12TH Mark your calendar for the first two Sundays in November for FUN.  We’ll have our annual auction fundraiser in the Sky Room.  Light refreshments will be served and items donated to our annual auction of “Fabulous Feasts & Fun” will be available for bids on tables throughout the room. DONATE and … Continued

Sanctuary Now/Immigration Ministry

SanctuaryNow/Immigration Ministry   The Sanctuary Now Ministry and Immigration Ministry have decided to join together as one ministry. Many hands make light work & more fun. Join us Wed. Nov. 8th, 6:30 p.m. in the Skyroom to discuss “What’s Next.”

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 you might all like to read what came up for … Continued

Faith Formation Focus: The Courage to Be Vulnerable

October’s theme is courage.  In the past year or so I have thought about courage in a different way, that has been helpful to me, so I thought I’d try to share that here.  A while back Rev. Kelly mentioned in one of her sermons the research of Brene’ Brown about how wholehearted people have … Continued