Category Archives: Revs. Anya & Scott’s Blog

The Listening Booth – December 2020

December 1, 2020
From Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael, Senior Co-Minister Theme of the Month: STILLNESS “When the going gets tough may I be quiet. May I steep for a while in stillness…” ~  Kendra Kenison First – yes, this is Rev. Scott, writing about...
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Institutional Healing – November 2020

November 1, 2020
From Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael, Senior Co-MinisterOur congregation’s Board of Trustees recently adopted their own Covenant which begins with this promise: We will work for equity and inclusion, countering systemic oppression in all we do for UUCM; we will work to...
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The Listening Booth – September 2020

September 1, 2020
From Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael, Senior Co-Minister Theme of the Month: Renewal One hundred years ago, in 1920, our congregation was emerging from a World War, a pandemic, and a fire that ravaged our Sanctuary. The good folks of UUCM dug...
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We Renew. We Prepare for Focused Action – September 2020

September 1, 2020
From Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael, Senior Co-Minister “It was my conviction and determination that the church would be a resource for activists — a mission fundamentally perceived.  To me it was important that individuals who were in the thick of the...
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What Does Compassion Look Like in These Times?

July 1, 2020
From Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael, Senior Co-Minister Compassion looks like bold Black Lives Matter signs and direct action in accordance.  Compassion looks like your faces in a Zoom meeting.  Compassion looks like love in action.  Compassion also looks like the making...
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Uncertainty and Possibility – June 2020

June 1, 2020
From Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael, Senior Co-Minister There are many jokes about Unitarian Universalists and some of them are even funny. Many revolve around our comfort with uncertainty. Here are two:  Visitors on a tour of Heaven noticed a group of...
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