What is your Intention?

Road to Intention

By Julie Bock, Congregation President   Intention is one of the most complex, challenging, and ultimately private processes that human beings engage in. Only the person holding the intention really knows what the intention is. Intention plays a critical role in almost all parts of our lives: our personal development, our communication, and relationships with […]

WORDS on the WIND: Intention

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By The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Intention, our January theme, is somewhere on the road between hope and commitment—it is not quite a goal, not quite a plan, and yet more than a vague hoping. Intention involves the yearning of hope mixed in with the beginnings of commitment, but perhaps intention leaves open space for change. […]

Stewardship Moment: Time, Talent, and Treasure

By Tony Panciera, Stewardship Council Chair December always brings familiar memories – snow, holidays, family, food, and gifts to name a few. During the past month, I have been reflecting a lot on my own life and the abundance of gifts within it. In Stewardship, we often consider gifts through lenses of time, talent, and […]

Money Talks: Invest with your Values

By Terry Wiggins All UUs should know about Socially Responsible Investing (SRI). The Unitarian Universalist Association’s (UUA’s) Socially Responsible Investing Committee (SRIC) tells us, “Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) means making money AND making a difference.” The SRI movement has been instrumental in achieving positive change at countless companies since it first emerged as a significant […]

Join the UU Love Resists Campaign

By Bruce Wiggins, Chair, Social Justice Council The Social Justice Council (SJC) encourages all First Church members and friends to join the UUA Love Resists Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to have congregations and individuals take a stand on important social issues we face as a society. At the recommendation of the SJC, […]

REflections: the Universality of Hope

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By Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education “If only for the season, let us banish cynicism and welcome wonder” — Edward Searle Throughout human history, people have gathered in the coldest, darkest time of the year. They offered each other comfort, warmth, and hope. In ancient times, people needed hope to believe that the sun […]