The FCU Standing Committee voted unanimously to endorse “Yes on 3”, and the Deacons and I unanimously agree. We are part of a larger faith coalition in support of this measure. “Yes on 3” is a campaign of Freedom Massachusetts to support ballot initiative 3 this November. Voting YES on Question 3 means voting “to uphold dignity and respect for our transgender neighbors”. As an LGBTQ Welcoming Congregation, it is in line with our values to take this public stance. There are now “Yes on 3” yard signs at FCU. Learn more at http://freedommassachusetts.org!
Recently, the Littleton Independent welcomed me to town, which I very much appreciated. You can read that article here.
So much has been happening in the world. I have been all-consumed (in a good way!) with getting up to speed here at my new, wonderful congregation. But this week, the outside world really came screaming in with the Kavanaugh hearings. That is very much on my mind today.
The UUA President, Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, is in D.C. today with other clergy to try to #StopKavanaugh. She will deliver a petition that UUs were invited to sign onto here.
My heart goes out today to all those people who have been triggered by this recent discussion. There are many of us. May our nation find the wisdom and strength to overcome rape culture and our larger culture of violence.
The latest edition of ActionUnlimited ran a piece entitled “The First Unitarian Church in Littleton Welcomes Their New Settled Minister”. The online article can be read here. A somewhat longer version appears in the print edition. A photo of it is below. It’s nice to be welcomed to town!
This Saturday, September 8, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., there is a rather big happening in Littleton: the Country Fair! It’s at Fay Park (28 Foster Street), and there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss it! Facebook event page here.
I will be there in a “Lucy VanPelt-style” (ala Peanuts) booth, “Profound Questions Answered, 5 ¢”.
Well, the start of my “settled ministry” is listed in the UU World‘s “milestones” page, so it must be true… May the settlement be long and good.
It’s been a great month so far at First Church Unitarian. My office is pretty well set up now, and I even get visitors. I love the activity in the church. There’s always someone here up to something good. The staff is awesome, and so are the members.
The summer services were well attended. This coming Sunday, being Labor Day weekend, there will be no service. Then on Sunday, September 9, we all join together in the sanctuary for our ingathering and the Water Ceremony! I can’t wait!
Before that, on Saturday, September 8, there is the Littleton Town Fair. It’s at Fay Park from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., and there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss it!