Looking Toward the Future ~
Denominational and Interfaith Work
Leading the faith into the future is rooted in the powerful places where creativity and commitment intersect. It is cultivating both the deep covenant we are in with each other, and collaborative relationships with people of other faith and spiritual traditions. It is in honoring our heritage and educating ourselves in all the wisdom (and faults) of our Unitarian and Universalist ancestors, while also thinking about church and religion in new ways. We need to be relevant and engaging from within a solid grounding of tradition and learning.
I strive to cultivate relationships both within the UU world and outside of it. I continue to educate myself in both UU history and theology, and in things that have nothing to do with Unitarian Universalism. I look for ways of redefining and re-envisioning “church” while also providing structure and consistency for those to whom I’m ministering. In short, I love this creative ministry, who I’m doing it with and for, and the faith tradition I’m doing it in – with the understanding that the world outside our church doors has so much to offer us.
On a more personal note, the work I am committed to doing around understanding my own identities - LGBTQ+, female, middle-class, white privilege - is an important and on-going pathway into deeper relationship with myself, my community, and with all of those with whom I seek to learn from, and strive to live in right relationship with. This interior work is essential for us to do as individuals and as UU communities if we are sincere in our desire to grow our souls and serve the world.