Author: s.turner

Social Action – Oct 2020

UUFM Sponsors a Blessing Box and a Little Free Library at Wonder Workshop

“Blessing Boxes for Manhattan/Riley County is an initiative of the Food and Farm Council of Riley Co.  BBFM is an outdoor food pantry that serves those in need 24/7.  If you … read more.

Deep Listening (Oct 2020)

What does it mean to be a people of Deep Listening?

This is your chance to listen carefully.

Your whole life might depend on what you hear.     Joyce Sutphen

Listening helps us find our way.  The listening of therapists allows … read more.

Social Action – Sept 2020

UUFM Sponsors a Blessing Box and a Little Free Library at Wonder Workshop

“Blessing Boxes for Manhattan/Riley County is an initiative of the Food and Farm Council of Riley Co.  BBFM is an outdoor food pantry that serves those in need 24/7.  If you … read more.

Jonalu’s Journal – Sept 2020

Did you have a chance for renewal this summer?

I did.  My partner Jane and I took a camping vacation and though some of my behavior may have been riskier than what I had gotten used to, I kept my mask on when around others and … read more.

Renewal (Sept 2020)

September is a season of homecoming for us UUs.  And renewal is central to that.  At the opening of each new church year, we renew our commitments to each other and our church community.  We renew our energy for another year of journeying together.

It’s also … read more.

Jonalu’s Journal – August 2020

For some years now, the warnings about fascism have increased.  Now, we witness federal troops taking protesters from the streets of Portland, Oregon, and expanding their presence to other cities.  Who knows what will happen between the time I write this column and … read more.

Jonalu’s Journal – July 2020

Amidst the intensity of national and world events, I don’t always know how to respond, or even what is going on. The reactions to the murder of George Floyd and the on-going violence against Black lives have intensified … In the midst of a pandemic … read more.

Jonalu’s Journal – June 2020

I wish a lot more people would embrace not knowing.  I say that both to those who embrace the dominant narrative, as well as to those who hew to dissenting ones.  What information might we be blocking out, in order to maintain the integrity of … read more.