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Spiritual Pathways

What’s the greater risk? Letting go of what people think – or letting go of how I feel, what I believe, and who I am? – Brene Brown

As spring equinox approaches, I begin an annual ritual of searching for balance. I move away … read more.

Sight Lines

Hello, Everyone:

I attended a communications conference recently and one of the things I learned is that only 30% of an organization’s communications are read by its target audience. The low amount surprised me. I thought about First Unitarian and the myriad ways in … read more.


Two of the most important aspects of the relationship between a minister and a congregation are trust and communication. Really, those are lifted up in our connection from the very first. The search process is rooted in communication with each other throughout its many … read more.

Spiritual Pathways

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”

Author Unknown

The weather in February can bring the chilliest, iciest days. However, I also notice the tiniest feeling of transition … read more.

Sight Lines

Hello Everyone:

505. By the first of February each year, congregations within our denomination provide a variety of membership, statistical, and financial information to the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). This information is used to calculate our Fair Share contribution, regional dues, and the number of voting … read more.


I write this on the dreariest day I’ve experienced in a while. It’s grey and cold outside, a harsh wind is roaring around the house, rain is pelting down thick and hard, striking the windows with every gust of air, washing away the last of … read more.

Sight Lines

Happy New Year, Everyone!

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I don’t really. But what I often do is to reflect on one or two things I want to do differently. I guess that’s a resolution… This year, I hope to adjust my reaction to the … read more.

Spiritual Pathways

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito. – The Dalai Lama

This month, I’m sharing one of the messages that I delivered in young people’s chapel. It seems relevant to the way … read more.


As I write this, I’m all about Christmas, which is less than a week away. But soon enough, January will be upon us, and there’s a lot to look forward to then, too. We’ll have that post-holiday time to relax a bit, take time to … read more.

Stand with us for social justice, peace, love

Sandy Hook vigil
Thursday, December 13, 7pm
Rev. Liz Lerner Maclay and Rev. Jamie Washam with artist Howie Sneider

First Unitarian is hosting our annual vigil on Thursday, December 13th, in memory of the terrible events at the elementary school in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.

At this service, we will … read more.