Category: Minister

Ministerial Musings

There is an old saying that “The perfect is the enemy of the good” or “of the good enough.” It applies particularly to groups of high achievers who expect a great deal of themselves and of others. Such people – and a lot of UUs … read more.

From the Minister: Clarification


There seems to be some confusion about how long I will be with you. Since the end of that time period is coming sooner than some of you think, I should clarify the situation. The letter of agreement stipulates a part time ministry. Part time … read more.

Minister’s Discretionary Fund

The Minister’s Discretionary Fund exists at the heart of our common ministry. It is used throughout the year to help members of our community, both here at FUUSN and the larger community of which we are a part, find a way through difficult times. If … read more.

From the Minister: In the Interim

I hope that you had the holiday you needed to have, but I am willing to bet that it was less than perfect. It may even have fallen far short of what you wanted. You may not have been given something you really hoped (and … read more.

From the Minister: In The Interim

When you take the audio-tape tour of the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge you learn that the early Puritan grave yards were stark and almost brutal in their reminder that death is the ultimate goal of every life, and so one had prepare for it. … read more.

From the Minister: Thoughts in Progress

Many UU parishioners are not fond of ministerial sabbaticals. Until about thirty years ago sabbaticals were granted only to academics of a certain standing in their profession. Intense pressure by the UU Ministers Association brought them into play for ministers. Since then we have been working out how to make them … read more.

Welcome Rev. John Nichols

This Sunday, September 25, John Nichols will step into our pulpit as Sabbatical Minister. John is familiar to many of us from his time as an Interim Minister before we called Erin. He will be in the building three mornings a week and Sundays after services. He’ll attend Board, Operations, … read more.