Everything Possible

From the Heart

“You can travel any country where your heart leads, and know I will love you still …”

These are wonderful words from Fred Small’s song “Everything Possible.” They summarize my feelings as I take my leave from this amazing congregation. I will be retiring … read more.

Exercising our prophetic imagination

From the Heart

Almost every Sunday in our congregation’s worship, I call us to be a community of radical hope. I am not talking about radical politics here, but rather the radical effect on our hearts when we fully imagine the just and loving world we … read more.

Anticipating General Assembly

From the Heart

I will be attending General Assembly – our national denomination’s annual meeting – this year June 23 to June 27. The whole meeting is virtual, so I will participate from home.

I invite any of our members and friends who are interested to attend … read more.

Online calendar

In response to the current coronavirus challenge, we are worshipping online, rather than in person. Consult our online calendar tinyurl.com/caluucnc for up-to-date information about our meetings and our worship services.

The spiral process

From the Heart

At times we feel overwhelmed and despairing in the face of life’s difficulties. The current pandemic and social crises have provided ample reasons for such feelings. Perhaps events in our personal lives have also contributed.

Joanna Macy and others propose “The Work That Reconnects” … read more.

Book study: Braiding Sweetgrass

Tuesdays, March 16 & 23, 7 to 8:30 PM via Zoom

Consulting minister Reverend George Buchanan will lead an online book discussion group on Robin Wall Kimmerer’s book, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants. One online reviewer wrote, “This is a quietly … read more.


From the Heart

Who can we trust? And where do we place our deepest trust?

These perennial questions seem even more vital in these mid-winter days as we hope for an end to the global pandemic. Yet we still must navigate the clear and present health dangers … read more.


From the heart

Our worship theme for January 2021 is “Imagination.” And we have wonderful services planned this month to help us effectively foster and cultivate our imaginations.

In our lives we understand the positive value of imagination. We imagine what might be true, and then work … read more.

Seven generations

From the Heart

We have come through a momentous national election in the most powerful nation on earth—the United States. And perhaps the new government of this nation will be more trustworthy. Perhaps.

And with that said, there is at least one area where I do not … read more.