What is a Muslim doing working at a church? A question Sana received frequently while working at the UU Church of Arlington, VA. Today there are more people identifying as UU Muslim. In this service, we’ll contemplate on UU Muslim experiences during this month of … read more.
Author: Walter Mattingly
Soul Matters Reflection: What Does It Mean To Be A People of Journey?
from the Soul Matters Sharing Circle
We UUs love to tell our journey stories. And hear each other’s journey stories. Whereas other religions have newcomers stand up and confess their fallen ways or declare … read more.
Listen to the question being asked, not the one you hear.
Do you know that story about the parent of a Kindergartener – maybe it’s first grade — who asks, with great seriousness ‘Mom, where do I come from?” The parent fills immediately with trepidation, having … read more.
“A chapel is where you can hear something beating below your heart.” (Pico Iyer)
If you are reading this soon after it arrived in your inbox, then it’s very likely that I am in the middle of a ten-day silent meditation retreat.
Ten days. Silence.
I have … read more.
A season of holidays, natural and created, is in our midst.
Not so long ago, the Gathering Room was festooned with lights in the School’s celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. It was a delight for me to spend a mid-November afternoon in … read more.
Last month we learned that the New Brunswick chapter of the NAACP chose our congregation to receive this year’s community service award for faith-based advocacy. It was a joy when I received the unexpected call from Bruce Morgan, President of this local chapter. He was … read more.
There are many good things about TUS. One of the them is our size.
Our size allows us to get know one another (if we make the effort). We enter the sanctuary and it feels cozy. There are enough seats, but not too many.
Making the extra effort to connect with other congregations.
Reminding ourselves that we are a part of the Interdependent Web of All Existence in as many ways as we can.
At the end of September, we hosted a workshop on Generational Theory as it … read more.
On my first day back from study/vacation leave, I read email, I checked in with various people at TUS, made a few phone calls, and then I did a very important thing: I repotted the jade plant in my office.
The jade plant is large … read more.
Beginning in 1995, while the war in Bosnia was in full swing, we began to bring students whose educations had been terminated by the fighting to study at Rutgers. Called the Bosnian Student Project, over a period of years sixteen students earned bachelor’s degrees, … read more.