An adventurous mind, a broken open heart, and busy hands — all three form the center of our liberal religious faith. Without dogma or doctrine, we gather to explore world religions, plumbing for enduring universal truths that can guide us to becoming better, more loving people. Then we put faith into action: registering voters by mail, visiting prisons, connecting to the UU Urban Ministry, building relationship with local activists, supporting refugees and asylum-seekers, and working to stop climate catastrophe.
Since finding my voice as a student minister at First Parish Lincoln in the 1990s, I have gone on to serve this vision for liberal religion in congregations and faith groups on both coasts — and on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Plus I served the UUA as the national Online Strategist, earned a PhD in digital media for community engagement, and raised three kids.
These days I happily serve a a thriving small-medium congregation in the Boston surburbs, and sometimes I wonder about returning once again to the pretty white church in the center of Lincoln. Is now the time for such a move? Is Lincoln the place for me to build for future of our liberal faith?