Category: OLDMinister’s Musings

June Minister’s Musings

The Season of Transitions
By: Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry

May and June. The bursting forth of spring. Graduations and weddings. The end of school. The beginning of summer travel. This is the season of transitions!

Life has its cycles, and so does our congregation. Of course, this year … read more.

May Minister’s Musings

Re-entry Reflections (May 1, 2013)
By: Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry

My friend and mentor, Cynthia Winton-Henry (co-founder of Interplay), says there are five ways people ‘move’ in relationship: following, leading, melding, letting go and re-uniting.

After five years of following, leading and melding, this year we got to … read more.

Special Minister’s Musing: For Marlys

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Dear Ones,

I learned this morning, as many of you did, that our choir director, Marlys Brinkman, died after living valiantly with cancer for over 10 years. It was Marlys’s tremendous spirit that transformed our choir into the vibrant gift … read more.

January Minister’s Musings

December 24, 2012
By: Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry

Dear, dear Fellowship members and friends,

Greetings from sabbatical-land (just a few miles from the Fellowship). Having slowed my life down now considerably, I have new-found appreciation for the concept of “retreat.” This time away from my “normal duties” has … read more.

November Minister’s Musings

With Gratitude and Anticipation (October 17, 2012)
By: Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry

As each day takes me closer to the November 1st start of my sabbatical, I’m filled with increased gratitude and anticipation of the months that lie ahead for me and for you. I’m imagining myself … read more.

October Minister’s Musings

Not Your Childhood “God”
By: Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry

In response to the statement “I don’t believe in God,” the late Rev. Forrest Church would reply “Tell me about the god you don’t believe in, as I probably don’t believe in that god either.” Church was … read more.

September Minister’s Musings

Starting Up!
By: Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry

Did summer fly by as quickly for you as it did for me? I certainly hope you had many moments of savoring the season’s abundance!

As I return to the Fellowship for the fall, I’m struck by the abundance we … read more.

July Minister’s Musings

“Wish you were here…”
By: Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry

I find myself writing my Connections articles from Phoenix this month. As the Vice President of UU Ministers Association (UUMA) these last two days have been a whirlwind of activity and responsibility—including coordinating a worship service and panel … read more.