Category: Weaving the Web

The principles: growing as we do

Like many Unitarian Universalists who grew up outside the tradition, I found our seven principles to be a powerful attractor. When I read them, I nodded along: here were the principles by which I actually tried to live, articulated by an actual religious community! I … read more.

Weaving the Web: Priceless Neighbors

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.

Weaving the Web: ‘Tis the Season

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.

Waiting

How are you doing?

Photo by Chris Benson on Unsplash

This period of waiting is reminding me of a couple of times that I was waiting very impatiently for something that I cared about passionately and that was completely beyond my control. At moments, I … read more.

Weaving the Web

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.

Flower meditation 5

Today’s meditation makes another reference to poetry, sent by Brian Weller:

Black earth turned into
yellow crocus
in undiluted
hocus-pocus.

–Piet Hein

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.