Category: Touch Point – A Blog
As you already know, Beth Elliot, Director of Congregational life,
completed her time serving this community last week. In the short time I
have known Beth I was struck deeply by her big heart and energetic
spirit. It is obvious why she quickly came to be loved and … read more.
Dear UUCB Members and Friends,
We are pleased to share several important items with you.
Welcome Rev. Nickel!
Please give a very warm welcome to Reverend Jeremy Nickel who will be serving UUCB for the remainder of the 2020-2021 church year. We are delighted that he is joining … read more.
In an effort to develop a new framework of anti-oppression training and multicultural competency at UUCB, we are working on a multi-layered approach that will be guided by the UUA Commission on Institutional Change’s report; Widening the Circle of Concern.
One new addition is Accountability … read more.
Reverend Jeremy Nickel officially joins us on August 31st, and we want to give him a warm reception…from a distance. So we’re creating a “Welcome to UUCB!” digital photo album of his new congregation’s faces to help him get to know us.
If you want to … read more.
We are in election season. I often find it hard, and by extension demotivating, to complete and cast a ballot when I don’t understand the history, context, and background of its questions. Voting is fun and compelling when you know about something and have an opinion. It’s … read more.
On the final Sunday of February, I preached from your pulpit that I believe this painful moment of human history is calling each of us, in our own way, to service. Of course I had no idea at the time that just a few … read more.
We are entering the 6th month of this pandemic. If you are feeling sad or discouraged, I am going to suggest 2 great ways to improve your mood: Help others and practice gratitude.
One of the best remedies for feeling blue is to help others. I … read more.
The next couple of days through August 13, are very important to influence all Senators to bring to the floor a bill that continues to bring economic relief to all workers and their families, and to demand protections for DACA and TPS holders. We … read more.
Our denominational organization, the Unitarian Universalist Association, has released Widening the Circle of Concern: Report of the UUA Commission on Institutional Change.
“After three years of research, the Commission on Institutional Change wrapped up our work at General Assembly 2020 and issued this report, which … read more.
Recently I wrote about how it is a good time for all the groups and committees at UUCB to re-establish our covenants. This moment also affords us a mandate, as a faith, to review and renew our covenants with people who are marginalized, like women, … read more.
New beginnings can be a time of great energy, fresh perspectives, and thoughtful reflection. This month is the beginning of our church year. Just as we take time on New Year’s Eve to reminisce on the past year and set intentions for the next, this … read more.
Hi there members and friends!
Hope you are all staying well, safe, and cool, during this hot hot summer.
Since the departure of our Interim Minister, Rev. Eric Posa, and Rev. Dana Lightsey becoming our Acting Assistant Minister until the arrival of Rev. Jeremy Nickel, some of … read more.
On Saturday, July 18th, we will come together to make an altar to welcome our new members and create a sacred, communal space. We ask all folx affiliated with our congregation (and don’t forget the kids!) to bring an object that is sacred, holy or … read more.
Beloved UUCB Family,
In my continuing efforts to bring you timely information, today I am sharing more ways to engage with anti-oppression work. Read on to find Things to Do this week to support BIPOC (Black Indigenous People Of Color) organizations. I also included ways to … read more.
UUCB’s Mission is:
As a beacon of liberal religion, we
Today, we offer up some practical ways to live that mission.
CONNECT BRAVELY: Attend the UUA’s GA
This week is our denominational gathering, the Unitarian Universalist Association’s General Assembly —June 24-28, 2020.
Here is the description … read more.
IMPORTANT NOTE:. Please note that the office is closed Fridays and Saturdays and for this week- June 15-19. Due to Covid-19 restrictions and staff shortages, response times will be delayed. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
Every single day we see some people’s … read more.
NOTE: If there is ever an occurrence on church property that you feel warrants a call to police, unless it is a life or death situation, PLEASE TRY TO NOTIFY STAFF FIRST. Emergencies requiring a fire truck or ambulance can go through 9-1-1. However, if … read more.