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From the Minister’s Study – March 2018

March 2018 – Rev. Diane Dowgiert I have always been fascinated with the tall, steel towers that carry electrical wires. Visually stunning in their dominance of any landscape where they appear, they are holders, transmitters, and grounders of power. The amount of voltage carried in the lines they uphold is...

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From the Minister’s Study – February 2018

February 2018 – Rev. Diane Dowgiert Will you Side With Love? My childhood years were during the mid-nineteen-fifties to the mid-sixties, formative years when patterns of being were formed, including patterns of speech. I was taught that the words man and mankind were used to identify the human race, of...

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From the Minister’s Study – January 2018

January 2018 – Rev. Diane Dowgiert The winter holiday season is in full swing, with two services on Christmas Eve this year, one at the regular Sunday morning time of 10:55 a.m. and another Candlelight Service at 6:00 p.m. As a minister, I cherish these holiday services that bring us...

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From the Minister’s Study – November 2017

November 2017 – Rev. Diane Dowgiert Where Do Ministers Come From? As UUCG’s search for a called and settled minister swings into high gear, you may find yourself wondering, where do Ministers come from? The answer varies from one faith tradition to the next. For Unitarian Universalists, the short answer...

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From the Minister’s Study – October 2017

October 2017 – Rev. Diane Dowgiert “Help us to be the always hopeful gardeners of the spirit who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth as without light nothing flowers.” May Sarton A lesson I learned from gardening is that to grow and flourish, each plant needs its own...

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From the Minister’s Study – September 2017

September 2017 – Rev. Diane Dowgiert On Sunday (Sep. 3, 2017), in lieu of our regular Share-Half offering, all non-pledge donations will go to this special relief fund. I have first-hand experience of what it feels like to be the recipient of generosity from fellow UU’s. When I served our...

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From the Minister’s Study – June 2017

June 2017 – Rev. Diane Dowgiert Summer invites leisure, play, rest, and renewal. Wherever your summer activities take you, may you make space to engage a sense of mystery and wonder, the stuff of which dreams are made. These are moments of blessing. Notice these moments. Gather them up, stopping,...

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