• April 15, 2021 April 15, 2021
    A week or so ago I received a phone message from Paul Grove, who has played guitar for us several times over the last few years. He had just finished a new CD and wanted to give me a copy. I was delighted, of course, because Paul is one of the best guitarists in town ...
  • April 1, 2021 April 1, 2021
    As your Music Director I have always felt that a big part of my job here is to foster musicians in the congregation—not necessarily to use my job as a platform for my own performances. And yet, with COVID-19, I have been “breaking my own rule” so to speak by doing just that! Many of ...
  • March 4, 2021 March 4, 2021
    With our Partner Church service coming up on March 7, I am finding myself, once again, in a sad place because of the loss of our Mixed Choir during COVID-19. The Choir has always been a part of our celebration of the partnership with our brother and sisters in Felsőrákos, Romania. Like most European churches, ...
  • February 18, 2021 February 18, 2021
    I, for one, am really looking forward to Rev. Todd’s sermon this coming Sunday, Feb. 21. I could use some help in rewiring my brain toward the positive pole! With that as my “guiding star,” I have chosen three songs for Sunday that I believe fill the bill. You’ll hear Irving Berlin’s Count Your Blessings ...
  • February 4, 2021 February 4, 2021
    Well, Rev. Todd has done it again! Last week he spoke on prayer—and would you believe that in over 30 years as your Music Director, no settled minister in our church had given a sermon on that topic before??? I was searching for music about prayer for the first time in my career! An interesting ...
  • January 28, 2021 January 28, 2021
    Prayer—not something I am usually thinking about in a UU church like ours! I applaud Rev. Todd for bringing it up and can’t wait to hear what he says about it! My first thought was that we do NOT have much musically which references that word. But then I decided to take another look at ...
  • January 21, 2021 January 21, 2021
    This week, at long last, we will hear music from our in-house duo, Peggy Eklof & Kelly LaGrutta! I say at long last because the service for this week was first postponed from mid-December to the end of December, when tech difficulties made it impossible to stream it to all of you. So, third time’s ...
  • December 23, 2020 December 24, 2020
    Our Zoom Winter Solstice service was a success!!!  Many thanks to our Narrator, Ann Wenger, who did such a great job of telling the story so clearly and communicating its intent. Our readers were also wonderfully clear—and I especially liked the variety in their voices. Bravo to Gordon Diddens, Shane Gronholz, Nancy Cook and her daughter ...
  • About the Winter Solstice Singing Ritual December 17, 2020
    The Longest Night is right around the corner and so is our Winter Solstice Singing Ritual!!  The official date is Monday, December 21st and we are having the ritual that evening at 7pm.  You will get a special email from the church with the link to this “Zoom” service, so be sure to watch for ...