Why I Support the 8th Principle

Why I Support the 8th Principle

When I was 12 my brother went to Italy and an exchange student from Uganda came to be my big brother. 50 people in my town outraged my parents with a petition that he not come because he was expected to be black.  In college I was a counselor at a very diverse summer...
From the Minister: UU Sources

From the Minister: UU Sources

I firmly believe all wholesome faith is a good thing. There is way too much religious intolerance in the world today. And that’s not a good thing. I am reminded of one of my professors in seminary, Jacob Needleman. He employed a powerful metaphor when discussing world...
Board Buzz: The 8th Principle

Board Buzz: The 8th Principle

As a member of your Board of Trustees, I am writing to talk about a “milestone” congregational initiative. The Board is to be considering this initiative to support ESUC in its journey of becoming an anti-racist church through a congregational vote on the adoption of...
What Is Policy-Based Governance?

What Is Policy-Based Governance?

You may have seen or heard the term “Policy-Based Governance” around East Shore, and wondered what it means. East Shore has, for a number of years, followed the Policy Based Governance (PBG) model of polity (church governance). PBG structures how things get done in an...
Why Do People Join?

Why Do People Join?

During the Pathway to Membership, each potential new member has a chance to sit down and talk with me. I take this opportunity to talk about the privileges and responsibilities of membership and get to know what they are hoping for out of their time at East Shore. By...