Author: Rev Anthony Johnson

May 2023 (from Minister & President)

It’s been quite a year, and we have much to reflect upon, to celebrate, and to look forward to. Our reflections on our past year will be in the Annual Report. This message is a glimpse into the upcoming year which looks so bright, we’re “gonna hafta to wear shades!”

March 2023

March 21st marks the third gathering of our UU History Class. In this episode we encounter Unitarian Universalism as it arrives on American shores. Maybe that’s why the following poem showed up, inspired by Francis Ellington Abbot, Cyrus Augustus Bartol, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

February 2023

We celebrate and acknowledge the contributions of African-Americans during this month recognized as” Black History Month” with a salute to The Ancestors.

January 2023

Welcome to the Year 2023! Let us greet this year with open Arms and Hearts! We celebrated the Winter Season of 2022 by recognizing the Holidays of Christmas, Hanukah, and Kwanzaa. We Unitarian Universalists recognize and honor these Holidays and Holy Days in a Living Tradition that calls us to be aware of changes …

December 2022

Greetings and Blessings All,
Welcome to our season of Winter Holidays for all and Holy Days for many. During this month we will share messages concerning “Widening The Circle,” an embracing of those who have been systemically excluded. We will remind ourselves of the United … read more.

October 2022 – Laps Have No Gender

The concerns, the confusion and the chatter around the issue of Gender reverberates in my head this morning.

I recall the message of the famous Persian poet Hafiz, who when asked “How does it feel to be a man?” replied “I view Gender as a beautiful … read more.

September 2022 – Welcome Forth

Normally, at the beginning of a new SUUF year we would say Welcome Back! These are not normal times, so I say, Welcome Forth! These are times that, I believe, we are being called forth, not back.

May 2022 – Minister’s Message

I received a very special tattoo this morning. My five-year-old grandson and ten-year old grand-daughter were excited to share their tattoo offerings with me this morning. Together, we opened a yellow Easter egg shaped plastic container. Inside were paper tattoos, which when wet, were easily … read more.