JANUARY BLOG

I often ask myself how my UU values show up in everyday life.  A few weeks ago, soon after the election, I saw a video clip of a man in his 30s or 40s outside the Arizona state capitol at a televised “stop the steal” rally.  Among other things, that man asked the crowd around him, “What are you willing to do to keep your children from growing up in a communist country?”  “What is he talking about?!” I thought.   I’m going to assume that this man’s fears of his children growing up in the U.S. as a “communist country” are real to him.  And other than that statement and others he made during his rant, he did not appear to have lost touch with reality.  And yet he said that Republicans and...
Terry Sims
Minister

JANUARY BLOG

Happy New Year – to you all. We have just been through a year like none we have ever known.  The pandemic, the racial tension, the protests and violence and the chaotic election cycle have all led to the disruption of our lives, creating new challenges, and even questioning our long-held beliefs.  People have died, 300,000, millions have lost their jobs, others have seen their savings disappear and we have all seen families and friends’ lives  pulled apart by social isolation and loneliness.  Still as in the past, we have demonstrated remarkable resilience in adapting to the circumstances around us. We have learned to use technology to make our lives easier, to stay connected and to reduce...
Sherry Robinson
President