Category: Rev. Lydia’s Minister Musings

Rev. Lydia’s Holiday Message

December 23, 2020 


For nothing is fixed, 

forever, forever, forever,

it is not fixed;

the earth is always shifting,

the light is always changing,

the sea does not cease to grind down rock.

Generations do not cease to be born,

and we are responsible to them

because we are the only witnesses they have.

The … read more.

Heading into winter


As of today, Boulder County is in a newly designated “Level Red: Severe Risk” Covid zone. High Risk Populations are to stay at home, and there are to be no personal gatherings of any size. The next level up is the new “Level Purple: Extreme … read more.

The day after . . . carrying on

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020


As expected, we do not know the results of the presidential election at the time of my writing — Wednesday morning. Don’t know about you, but it was a long nail-biting night, and I am still not at ease. I feel as … read more.

Preparing for the next phase

September 15, 2020

As I sit down to write yet another coronavirus-related message to you, I realize that exactly six months ago today — March 15 — we held our first on-line service. On that Sunday, I would never have imagined that we’d still be dealing … read more.

The Fellowship is Here for You

June 17, 2020


As we continue to adjust to pandemic life, I remind us once again that the Fellowship is here for you.  Although we can not meet in person as we used to, and won’t be able to for quite some time, we have multiple … read more.

After a stressful week

June 3, 2020


Once again I say ‘so much has changed since last week’. This week, in addition to the physical and psychic stress of the on-going pandemic, the world witnessed the killing of a Black man, George Floyd, at the knee of a police officer, … read more.

Time to Take a Break

May 27, 2020


“We meet dozens of people, have so many conversations, [look at hundreds of posts]. We do not feel how much energy we spend on each activity, because we imagine we will always have more energy at our disposal. This one little conversation. This … read more.

Preparing for the long haul

May 20, 2020


This week, congregational leaders received an updated guidance for gathering from UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray. In short, the UUA is recommending that we plan for virtual operations until May of 2021. For me, it was like a sock in the stomach, as we … read more.

Finding our Anchors Within

May 13, 2020


This week, my head is spinning, as I continue to grapple with the rapidly changing environment of both the science of Covid-19 and the government policies that also by necessity take into account economic and social realities. For a laugh, check out this … read more.

Closer to home

May 6, 2020


You may have noticed that we are hearing more sharing in our services from people personally impacted by COVID-19, from deaths of relatives and friends to concerns for their own exposure.  Please know that I am available for pastoral care of any of … read more.