Post date: 12/22/2010 - 8:45am

  A column from our Minister, The Reverend Steve J.  Crump

Refrigerator door philosophy. 


Where you stand determines what you are. 

What you listen to determines what you hear. 

Post date: 10/19/2010 - 8:09am

Adult Growth and Learning is planning classes to help participants learn to explain what it means to be a UU.  This came up often during the input phase (Cottage Meetings) of the Strategic Planning process and emerged as a goal.

Post date: 09/30/2010 - 7:00pm

Babette’s Feast is a visual treat. I hope you are able to see the film before Sunday, October 10. It is one film on my top ten list. It is full of meaning and poignant lessons. Our Branches groups have a study session devoted to the film and one of its key themes, transformation.

Post date: 04/16/2010 - 2:37pm

Post date: 11/01/2009 - 11:00am

The pledge drive continues. Our goal is for participation from every member. Bring your signed pledge card to church. Receive from us a copy of the Walt Whitman art print by church member and artist Ross Jahnke. Every gift is important and needed. Thank you for your generosity.

Post date: 10/01/2009 - 11:00am
Were we too bold last month when we suggested the recession was nearly over? We noted Fed Reserve Chairman Bernanke’s sightings of green shoots. Newsweek splashed its August cover with: The Recession is Over.
Post date: 09/01/2009 - 11:00am
From what I read about the orb weaver spider (the Araneidae family), I can affirm from my own observation. She makes new shimmering, golden webs almost daily. I first greeted her in the spring and watched her grow all summer. I told exterminators to stay away from my friend. She doesn’t bother me. I don’t bother her. Except on one occasion while out pruning a crape myrtle, a branch ruined her home. I thought she would become indignant and set up residence at my neighbors. But alas, she built another awesome web on the other side of my home. I call her resilient, loyal, and delightful.
Post date: 08/01/2009 - 11:00am
A Spiritual Discipline is a practice, a regular activity that does our bodies, our minds, our souls good. In general we think we can do without spiritual disciplines until we find something missing in our lives. Then we get engaged like some CSI lab detective and find that the something missing is indirectly connected to the very disciplines we originally thought were nonessential.
Post date: 07/01/2009 - 11:00am
Match Ten from the 2008-09 sermon season. Try matching each item in PART A with a corresponding sermon reference in PART B. Answers found below. PART A 1. Charles Darwin's Grandfather 2. An Aesop fable idea 3. Easter 4. It's a racket! 5. It comes down to the unpleasant fact that a significant number of our fellow citizens are now as greedy and gullible as boxful of puppies. 6. What increases or diminishes . . . the power of activity in the body . . . helps or hinders the power of thought in our mind. 7. Randy Pausch 8. A James Hillman teaching 9. It's a wonderful life.
Post date: 06/01/2009 - 11:00am
Before the showing ends at Southern University Museum of Art, I hope you will stop to see several rare and unpublished photos by Chris McNair, the father of one of the slain children of the 1965 dynamite bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham.