BHAGs.  What are they and why should I care?

A big hairy audacious goal, or BHAG, is a clear and compelling target for an organization to strive for. The term was coined in the book Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras.  Bruce Harlan, Executive Director for Women’s Services, will discuss what organizations can do today, tomorrow, … Continued

The Spirituality of Joy

We tend to be very serious about our goals, lives, and work. How do we find joy and humor at such times as this? And how would joy be ‘spiritual’?

The Spirituality of Sabbath-time

Do we have busy lives? Do we know when and how to stop our busyness? How can the ancient practice of sabbath be used in a secular setting to find rest?

The Spirit of Ancestors

We likely know about ancestor worship. Do we honor our ancestors or do we choose to ignore them because of their ‘failings’?

The Danger of History

It’s said that “history is written by the winners’. The current national conversation about race and legacy reminds us that history can be dangerous as well as a teaching. How does that reality apply to UUCM?

Giving Thanks in Turbulent Times

Thanksgiving is about giving thanks. We might wonder what ‘giving thanks’ might mean as another pandemic year comes to a close. Is there a thanksgiving prayer that fits our UUCM community?

Finding a Season of Joy

Holiday shopping, maxed out credit cards, pandemic year…are these joyful? Probably not. How, then, do we authentically find joy to wrap up 2021?

Why Jesus is Important to Us

This Christmas Eve we will again remember the story of Jesus and share stories of what our religious ancestor means to us 2000 years later


Many religious traditions have rituals of atonement and forgiveness. UU’s don’t. How can we have a light-hearted approach to a serious topic as atonement? Do we have anything to atone for this year?