Minister’s Musings

The Elm and the Children

The Elm and the Children You may have noticed last year that we planted a little Elm tree in the yard.  And you might have noticed that over the summer, it moved.  I wanted to tell you the story behind the wandering Elm because I think it tells us some important things about community. I … Continued

Letter from Rev. Kendra to Gov. Maggie Hassan

19 November 2015 Dear Gov. Hassan –     I am grateful for all the work you do on behalf of our state and appreciate your willingness to work through conflict.      Today I write to you to ask you to reconsider your public statement that New Hampshire will not accept Syrian Refugees.  I ask you … Continued

Papal Visit

The pope is wandering around the planet holding people’s faces in his hands, touching their forehands, cradling their cheeks for a moment treasuring them, blessing them. He met with the man 3rd in line to be leader of the free world. The man wept and resigned his contentious post, as if he had been waiting … Continued

A poem about the treasuring of life

Papal Visit The pope is wandering around the planet holding people’s faces in his hands, touching their forehands, cradling their cheeks for a moment treasuring them, blessing them. He met with the man 3rd in line to be leader of the free world. The man wept and resigned his contentious post, as if he had … Continued

Spring and the Leap of Faith

Things are popping here at FUUSE this spring!  I can’t keep up with everything that is happening.  Kim Canfield asked if it was like this every spring.  And I had to say, no, not like this.  I speculated that it was long winter rebound.  And then I saw that the great big chalk board had … Continued

Spring is here!

… and while most of the bulbs in my yard are still buried under snow things are popping up all over the place at FUUSE! What is happening: FUUSE members have enthusiastically embraced the Unitarian Universalist Association’s (UUA) invitation for the month preceding Earth Day to be honored as Climate Justice month.  It was easy … Continued

Letter from Kendra: 2014 Startup

Dear FUUSE Members – I am savoring the cricket song and tomatoes of late summer and planning for an exciting year at FUUSE.  Much has happened over the summer, starting at the annual meeting in June.  I want you know about the changes that are coming for this church year.  First you need to know … Continued

Reflection: April 23

So much happens every week it’s hard to hold on to the through line of the purpose of church.  There have been a lot of difficulties recently to which many of you have been responding.  And I want to say that even your great kindness is held in something larger. A couple of weeks ago … Continued

Milkweed and Monarchs

Milkweed! We distributed milkweed seeds on Easter. (Look for small, colorful paper packets in vestibule if you didn’t get some and want some). You may just want to plant the seeds in your back yard after danger of frost has past or you could start them in your house now, they take a little while … Continued