Minister’s Message 1/27/21

This week’s message explores the power of imagination as a spiritual practice, when we let our minds and hearts run free. Rev. Lisa reflects on the unexpected connections and creativity we can find, and shares the new UUConnect Monthly newsletter as an example. You are invited to view an introduction and link to the newsletter below Rev. Lisa’s message.

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Click on the picture above to view Rev. Lisa’s weekly video message.

UUConnect Monthly: An Introduction

Imagine, if you will:

It is 11:15 am on a Sunday morning in January. You are sitting in the back right section of the sanctuary. The sun is shining brightly on the snow-covered woods, making the huge sanctuary windows sparkle.  You wrap up a discussion with the couple seated on your left and stand to greet a visitor.

You hear the clinking of coffee cups as they are set down on a tray. A child runs into the sanctuary, looking for his parent; a brownie in one hand and an art project in another. You and the visitor walk and talk, marveling at the paintings by a talented local artist that line the wall opposite the windows.  As you exit the double doors, the smell of coffee and chocolate, and the “Hello!” from a friend beckon you over to the “Treat Table….”

We have many reasons to believe this will be our reality again.  In the meantime, as we safely “social distance,” this newsletter can provide these threads of connection we are craving. It will include short interviews with members and friends of UUCM, along with a “gallery” of personal reflections and creative expressions based on our monthly Soul Matters theme.

Enjoy this introductory edition.  Be sure to read to the end or check the Friday Update for information on how you can contribute to future editions.

Grateful to connect with you,
Stephanie Siewert and Lori Arnold

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Click on the image to view the first edition of UUConnect Monthly!


  1. A beautiful message Lisa. In a world that demands so much of our attention (at work, at home, driving, caring for others), it’s a relief and a respite to sit by a window, in a church, and let one’s mind relax and explore. Thank you for inviting us into that space.



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