Ready to be afflicted?

A phrase associated with newspapers and religious institutions uses wordplay to assert this mission: “to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” Those of us who attend UUCA have heard this from the pulpit on many occasions. It seems like most of us nod our...

Falling in love with the Earth

I returned recently from a four-day meditation retreat led by monastics from Magnolia Grove Monastery, one of the three U.S.-based practice centers in the Plum Village Tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. As part of our retreat, we participated in walking...

Does a magic formula exist?

At the most recent Climate Action Team meeting, members began discussing our congregational engagement efforts during April’s Earth Month and over the course of the past year. The critique elicited not only praise for CAT member volunteerism and appreciation for event...

No room for doom

Some trees are tragically uprooted after strong winds follow heavy rainfall that weakens their roots’ grasp. Other trees lose limbs and branches but survive to see the calm return. And still others rely on an extraordinary foundation and limberness that allows...

Would you like a little more Earth Day?

Really, is one day enough? The budding flowers, early morning choruses of birdsong, bright green tree canopies, and pleasant temperatures have many of us brimming with love for our planetary home. How have you observed Earth Day this year? The Climate Action Team knew...