Category: Minister Messages

Being present

Dear Ones,

In the midst of all the seasonal excitement and festivities yet to come, the month of December can be filled to the brim. Yet it overflows with opportunities to practice the spiritual disciplines of attentiveness and presence. In the midst of dashing from place … read more.

Navigating the season

Greetings Dear Ones!

November signals a month of transition for many. From Halloween on through to the new year, the days fly by. Our calendars fill up with holiday preparations: shopping, baking, decorating, party planning. Outdoors, the gardens get cleaned up, tucked in safely against damaging … read more.

Month of transition

Greetings, dear Friends,

October can be a melancholy month for some of us.

Those who revel in the heat of summer, surely have done a LOT of reveling this year, with August recorded as the hottest on record!

In my childhood, it was the end of August that … read more.

New and inventive ways

Greetings, dear friends,

In our Unitarian Universalist tradition, the first Sunday after Labor Day often marks the “start” of a new church year. In a common ritual variously called the Water Service, Communion or Ceremony, we each pour a few ounces of water into a shared … read more.

What lies ahead?

The skies are gray and clouds are low hanging this morning as I write my first message to you as your new Consulting Minister. Western New York has experienced continued days of heavy rain, loud thunderous storms, and the morning’s weather report warns of rising … read more.

Ministerial transition

We extend our gratitude and best wishes to Rev. George Buchanan, who will retire from professional ministry and will leave our congregation at the end of June. Our new minister, Rev. Sally Hamlin, will begin her work with UUCNC in August.