Category: Minister’s Musings


Minister’s Musings – January 2019

“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.

Minister’s Musings – December 2018

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.

Minister’s Musings — November 2018

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.

Minister’s Musings — Oct 2018 II

Sharing Resources.  

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.

Minister’s Musings – May 2018

Pulpit Exchange — A Kind of Ministers’ Musical Chairs?


Pulpit exchange has deep roots in our historical polity as Unitarian Universalists, proscribed in the Cambridge Platform of 1648, the document upon which we base our kind of congregational polity (governance) and ground our understanding of a … read more.

Minister’s Musings – April 2018

Being Facebook Friends with the Minister: Minister’s Musings


I have been talking with colleagues about best practices related to a minister’s presence on
Facebook.  Based on those conversations, I have been persuaded to change my approach to
friending.  Until now, I have invited you all to … read more.

Minister’s Musings – March 2018

Can you believe it’s March already?  Time is just moving so fast.  Sometimes I jump on board.
Sometimes it drags me along.  Sometimes – more often – I need to get off this merry-go-round.


Since I’ve moved to New Jersey, I have found that the best … read more.