Celebrating Marriage Equality!

It’s been 10 years since Massachusetts affirmed marriage equality and began legal marriages of same-sex couples, and we think that means it’s time to party! Massachusetts is the state this Texas boy now lives in and where the church I serve is. And here, we’ve had marriage equality (that is, legally-recognized marriages between all couples, … Continue reading

Chalice lighting: To serve

A tiny spark begins a flame; it lights an ember that grows and builds and becomes a burning in our hearts to serve. This chalice lighting was written for use in worship on Jan. 29, 2012, at the First Parish in Needham.

What We Don’t Talk About

I was sexually abused, and I won’t be silent about it any longer. It happened only once, it was by a much older man who I knew but wasn’t close to, and in the terrible realm in which these things happen, it could have been much, much worse. Thank God, he stopped when I protested. … Continue reading

Remembering the shooting

Three years ago this week, I was at church on a Sunday. I was staying around late—I can’t recall why, but it isn’t strange for me, always something to do at church—when I got a call from my mother. There was a shooting at a UU church in Tennessee, she said. No more details were … Continue reading