I have been talking to advocates for housing and the homeless in preparation for the service on April 25. And in the middle of my researches comes this wonderful news: that the California legislature is considering the Ballot DISCLOSE Act, and … read more.
Category: Weaving the Web
Dear UUCPA folks,
Today is an infamous anniversary, reminding us that the impulse to scapegoat the momentarily vulnerable is not new. On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 imprisoning Americans of Japanese descent. There was no more logic in the idea … read more.
Clearly, the giving spirit is underway at UUCPA. Our annual Undie Sunday moved successfully online. Thanks to your making over $1700 in donations, we were able to give 20 sleeping bags and a couple of large boxes of underwear, socks, hats, and other essential items to … read more.
In-person visits at UUCPA are now possible within these careful health guidelines
One of the biggest challenges about online church, for me, is the loss of casual contact. I am used to seeing about 200 of our folks each Sunday. It’s a chance to see how people are doing: using a cane for the first time? looking … read more.
Today’s meditation makes another reference to poetry, sent by Brian Weller:
Black earth turned into
We don’t have a lot of crocus around here, but the magic is the same. Plants turn earth into flowers. This delicate blossom … read more.
My friend’s grandparents, all four of them, came to Boston from County Cork, Ireland. They started their families there, raised their children and saw grandchildren born, and grew old in this country. They were homesick at times, of course, and one grandfather talked about how … read more.
Confession: I am not a fan of hydrangeas. I first encountered them by my grandmother’s front door, where there were a couple of pretty scraggly specimens, an inauspicious start. The big snowballs of flowers seem more comical than lovely. The foliage doesn’t add much . … read more.