Aug
15

Who Will Respond To Ferguson?

On Monday, as I was standing in the Dusseldorf airport, one of our youth turned to me and said, “How do they even begin to teach the Holocaust to students here in Germany? How do they begin acknowledging, ‘We did…
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Aug
14

In Transylvania We Say Yes

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When I first traveled to Transylvania, I made a promise to myself. Throughout the trip, I would say yes to opportunities that I would normally decline —- due to fear of failure or looking like a fool. After all, saying…
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Jul
16

Reflection from General Assembly – Lessie Culmer-Nier

Below are some of the things I continue to think about in the days since attending General Assembly: Baptist minister Kojo Nantambu, who is also president of the Charlotte branch of the NAACP, reviewed the North Carolina political situation and…
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Jul
16

Reflection from General Assembly – Christopher Burtt

UUA General Assembly from a Strategic Implementation Perspective Christopher Burtt, Board Member, on Strategic  Implementation Committee (SIC) For this month’s SIC report, I have written up my impression of GA from a strategic point of view. The theme of GA,…
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Jul
09

Reflection from General Assembly

Battery Charge – Reflection from Tuli Patel There I was, on the very last day of General Assembly (GA is our annual gathering of Unitarian Universalists from across the US and the rest of the world), physically pretty exhausted, ready…
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Jun
20

Leaving A Legacy

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    Keith Nier and Lessie Culmer-Nier “Why did we make a legacy gift to the church?” asked Lessie. “To borrow a quote from Vanessa’s sermon, we believe that the Unitarian Church in Summit (UCS) is a ‘long-haul church’ that…
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Mar
24

The Gift Experiment: The Journey of the Purple Scarf

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Julia Currie Miller was the usher the day we launched “The Gift Experiment.”  Preacher’s daughter, she is always one to be of support to the clergy, so when no one put up their hands to volunteer at the second service…
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