Category: From Rev. Barbara’s Desk

From Rev. Barbara’s Desk: June 2020

By the Rev. Barbara Threet

Well, we’re drawing to the end of a MOST peculiar church year! Who would ever have imagined last December that in just a few months, churches (and schools, and sports arenas, and shopping malls, and barber shops, and so much more) … read more.

From Rev. Barbara’s Desk

The Rev. Barbara Threet

A postcard arrived in the mail a few days ago which said, “Thanks for your bulb order. We have determined that in your area, it is too early to plant these bulbs. We are holding your order and will send them at … read more.

From Rev. Barbara’s Desk

The Rev. Barbara Threet

This evening (Saturday, January 18), I really wish I could foretell the future!  Well, I wish I could at least know exactly how much snow we’re really going to get overnight, and whether it will be easy to shovel in the morning … read more.

From Rev. Barbara’s Desk

by the Rev. Barbara Threet

All last night the wind howled and raged. The thermometer stands at zero now, as dawn approaches, and the wind chill is nearly -20. There are scattered power outages, and for those who must be out repairing wires, this must be … read more.

From Rev. Barbara’s Desk

by the Rev. Barbara Threet

One of the real joys for me as your minister last year was facilitating the Building Your Own Theology class, with its rich discussions about what God is (or isn’t), where we find the Holy (or don’t), what human nature is, … read more.

From Rev. Barbara’s Desk

by the Rev. Barbara Threet

Membership. Church membership, Board membership, even membership in a family or a city, a political party or a social network, or in the human race itself. I’ve been thinking a lot recently about what ‘membership’ means and what it entails. Several … read more.

From Rev. Barbara’s Desk

by the Rev. Barbara Threet

A September newsletter: summer must be winding down, and autumn approaching! Summer at UUCGF is slower, of course, but not dormant. There have been several summer services, and several committees and the Board have continued to meet. We’ve continued discussions about … read more.

From Rev. Barbara’s Desk: June 2019

by the Rev. Barbara Threet

Not too long ago, a grandson came across mention of a very famous artwork, and decided to ask me about it. “What’s the Sis-tine Chapel?” he asked. So we got out books and looked online and explored many pictures and comments. … read more.

From Rev. Barbara’s Desk

by the Rev. Barbara Threet

Each year, the UUA’s Skinner House Books publishes at least one meditation manual. Some are written by UU clergy, some by lay members, and some are anthologies. I use them a lot for meditation, as sparks of inspiration, and as readings … read more.

From Rev. Barbara’s Desk

by the Rev. Barbara Threet

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about plastic, and how much of it I use, and how I could use less.

I’ve made some changes long ago – switched to canvas shopping bags (except for when I forget to put them back … read more.