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Less & More

Less & More

The last Soul Matters theme for the congregational year was the gift of renewal, an appropriate theme to launch the summer season. What does renewal mean to you? Replenishment? Recovery? Restoration? Summer can be a time of replenishment when schedules slow down - a...

Good Trouble

Good Trouble

As I write this, it’s Friday morning, June 28th - the morning after the first Presidential debate of the momentous 2024 election. It’s not a good morning for those of us deeply concerned about democracy and the health of the US system of governance. But you are likely...

News from UUA General Assembly 2024

News from UUA General Assembly 2024

UU Asheville had 7 voting delegates attending the 2024 UUA General Assembly (GA): Nancy Bragg, T Kay Browning, Susan Foster, Shawn Gibson, Bernise Lynch, Anna Martin, and me, Mara Sprain. GA was virtual this year, meaning we each signed-in remotely from our homes or...

The Purpose of Joy in the Midst of Turmoil

The Purpose of Joy in the Midst of Turmoil

Recently I have been struggling to celebrate and find joy when it feels like the world is falling apart, when there is too much to mourn on this little blue speck. It seems I have lost some of my emotional elasticity.  I can’t move from fear, and grief, and outrage to...

Spotlighting Environmental Action

Spotlighting Environmental Action

Greetings Friends! I was invited by Rev. Claudia to write a  blog about what the Environmental Action Team has been up to. And since I am chilling at home resting a wounded shoulder, I thought “Why not, it’ll keep me from getting bored and I can brag about this...

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