Monthly Archives: February 2018

February 2018 Moderator’s Letter

Greetings Fellow Congregants,

It’s hard to reflect on the last month and not remember Seminary for a Day held on January 27.   More than than 300 hundred people attended Dr. Robin DiAngelo’s keynote address, “Seeing the Racial Water” and the workshops held over the rest … read more.

Between Two Words

Another tragedy, another disturbed young man with an assault rifle and plenty of bullets, another set of parents whose hearts will never heal. Valentine’s Day, 2018. The 18th school shooting this year. All of our children are growing up in a world where “active shooter” … read more.

White Ally Tool Kit

Workshop with Dr. David Campt
Tools for Talking with White People About Racism

About the White Ally Toolkit Workshop:
The White Ally Toolkit Project focuses specifically on helping white folks have more effective encounters with white friends, co-workers and family who are skeptical that racism is … read more.

God Is Everywhere

“You have to know your body as the home of God.” – Rebecca Parker

At the close of our service on prayer last Sunday we sang, “I Need You to Survive.” It is a Hezekiah Walker song that has become closely associated with the Black Lives … read more.

February: Miriam Grace Selby

Collage is the art of surprise. Surprise occurs by free associating unusual shapes, colors, designs and materials to produce something unexpected and hopefully joyous.
My subject matter is nature or abstract art, using organic and geometric shapes. I frequently use bits of nature in my … read more.

The Making of a Minister

On Saturday, February 10th, First Unitarian and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem will jointly ordain Mary Gear to the Unitarian Universalist ministry. Mary is serving as our Acting Assistant Minister and was Intern Minister with us three years ago.

Even for those who pay close … read more.