Category: Minister’s Reflections

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...

Rev. Beth Chronister

Selma Reflections

Rev. Beth Chronister I recently returned from a pilgrimage in which I walked from Selma to Montgomery, following in the footsteps of the 1965 March on Selma. I walked with a small interfaith and...

Rev. Beth Chronister

Letter from Rev. Beth, January 2019

Dear members and friends of UUC, Each day that the shutdown of the federal government continues, federal employees, contractors, and those who’s daily needs and livelihoods are connected to governmental services are bearing the...

Rev. Jon M. Luopa

Letter from Jon, June 2017

Dear Members and Friends: Ministry has taken many forms at UUC over the years. In addition to the actively serving senior and additional ministers, we have often had retired ministers as members of the...