Category: Minister’s Reflections

Rev. Jon M. Luopa

Message from Jon – November 2021

Dear Members and Friends: Last December we prerecorded the Christmas Eve service for you because we were not yet back to meeting in the building. This year we will have one in-person Christmas Eve service...

Rev. Jon M. Luopa

Letter from Rev. Jon

Dear Members and Friends: In a congregation as large and vibrant as ours it takes many volunteers, staff and lay leaders to maintain the quality of excellence we have come to expect of ourselves....

Rev. Jon M. Luopa

Message from Jon – May 2021

Dear Members and Friends: Our congregation has long understood that the ministry of this church goes beyond our four walls. In addition to our settled ministers, we have also had the tradition of distinctly...

Rev. Jon M. Luopa

Message from Jon – April 2021

Ordination of Justin Almeida Dear Members and Friends: The right to ordain, or appoint ministerial responsibilities to, a person in our religious community belongs to the local congregation. This right is central in our...

What Are We Reading?

Rev. Beth Chronister This past church year, UUC leadership teams have been engaging in shared reads about multiculturalism, racial equity, and transformation within Unitarian Universalism. The Board of Trustees has joined with the Equity...

Rev. Jon M. Luopa

Message from Jon – October 2020

Dear Members and Friends: How are you coping with the many challenges we are facing today? Have you found something that helps you maintain your balance? As a child I had a special bond...

Rev. Jon M. Luopa

Message from Jon – September 2020

Dear Members and Friends: When I went into my office last week I noticed that the desk calendar read March. I had to catch my breath! While I have been in and out of the office...

Rev. Jon M. Luopa

Message from Jon

Dear Members and Friends: Even though we decided to close our new building for the month of March, church activities continued in lively form over these weeks through the virtual channels of Zoom, Facebook...

Rev. Beth Chronister

Message from Beth

“We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.” ~Gwendolyn Brooks Dear UUC community, How is it with your spirits? Collectively, we are in uncertain and vulnerable times....

Rev. Beth Chronister holding her butterfly stole

Message from Rev. Beth

I embrace emerging experience. I participate in discovery. I am a butterfly. I am not a butterfly collector. I want the experience of the butterfly. ~William Stafford We delight in the beauty of the butterfly,...

Rev. Jon M. Luopa

Minister’s Message from Jon

Dear Members and Friends: Did Santa come early this year or was he late? After nearly seventeen months of temporary accommodation at the Meadowbrook Community Center we moved back into our newly renovated and...

Message from UUC Leadership on Neighbor Concerns

Rev. Jon Luopa and Board President Gayle Childers recently sent an email, “Our Neighbors Voice Frustration.” It updated UUC congregants on concerns neighbors have expressed with our renovation and how the church has responded:...

Rev. Beth Chronister

Letter from Rev. Beth

Hello All, It is summer time and as such, gardens are in full bloom and imaginations of harvests to come are taking shape in flowers, buds, and little fruits on the vine. In the...

Rev. Jon M. Luopa

Minister’s Message from Jon

Dear Members and Friends: One of the happiest tasks in my work is getting to say ‘thank you!’ regularly. A community of our size and complexity could not function effectively without the contributions of...