fifty-year vision, from the people

Gini Courter

Here is my own transcript of Gini Courter’s final Moderator’s Report (cf. the UUWorld article, and the full video of Plenary IX), from GA’13. Spelling, punctuation and paragraph breaks are mine, as are any errors:

“I’m going to start my Moderator’s Report, then. <applause> Hm…aren’t you fun?

It always has readings, you know <holds up Singing the Living Tradition>. This year, it has two. The first, y’all have access to, but don’t worry—I’ll read to you.

Section C-3.1 of ~read more~

help them grow

fitnessgypsy

We all want and expect different things from our church. Some of us come here to find peace and healing; some come to get informed and energized to go out and fight against injustice. Some want classical music; some want show tunes; some want silence.

Some come to connect with friends; some come for the service and race out the door, as soon as the chalice is extinguished.

There is a lot of discussion, these days, about what ~read more~

Beyond “Congregations and Beyond”

Unitarian Universalists--sizzle or seitan

UUA President Peter Morales’ column, “Congregations and Beyond,” has me simultaneously excited and disappointed. Peter writes, “The central conviction driving this proposal is that our core values appeal to far more
 people than are attracted…to our congregations.” Because “not everyone who 
shares our core values will want to become part of a traditional congregation,” he suggests a two-part strategy: strengthening our congregations and focusing energy outside them. “People should be able to connect to our religious ~read more~

so may we categorize: