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Jonalu’s Journal – June 2021

As we move towards the end of my time with the congregation, it’s the perfect moment to review the goals that were set for developmental ministry before I arrived.  No doubt, some of you remember being part of the goal-setting process, meeting together in small … read more.

Social Action – June 2021

Racial Justice Team

The UUFM Racial Justice Team continues our work to support and promote racial justice in our own community, and in the wider world.  We welcome all to join us.  We’ll meet next at 4 pm on Sunday, June 6.

Currently, we are meeting … read more.

Play (June 2021)

What does it mean to be a people of Play?

We all are playing.

Playing it up, playing it down, trying to play fair.

Playing for keeps, playing favorites, playing it safe,

sometimes too safe.

He plays hardball; They’re playing house; I’m playing it by ear,

or at least learning to … read more.

Social Action – May 2021

Racial Justice Team

The UUFM Racial Justice Team continues our work to support and promote racial justice in our own community, and in the wider world.  We welcome all to join us.  We’ll meet next at 4 pm on Sunday, June 6.

Currently, we are meeting … read more.

Jonalu’s Journal – May 2021

“We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”

So reads the proposed … read more.

Story (May 2021)

What does it mean to be a people of Story?

Stories don’t just embellish our lives; they make and even dictate our lives.  This might be the most important reminder of this month. Indeed, who of us hasn’t felt controlled by a story? Stuck in a … read more.

Developmental Minister Annual Report 2021

Developmental Minister Annual Report
UU Fellowship of Manhattan, Kansas
April 15, 2021
Rev. Jonalu Johnstone

The COVID pandemic tremendously shaped the year for UUFM, as it did for everyone.  We have conducted virtual services throughout the year, held two congregational meetings on Zoom, conducted … read more.

Jonalu’s Journal – April 2021

Across cultures, religions and traditions, human beings celebrate.

We have seen many holiday opportunities pass without our traditional celebrations in the last year.  As vaccinations increase, we may be peaking out and trying to do it a little differently, with small, safe family groupings.  Still not … read more.

Becoming (April 2021)

What does it mean to be a people of Becoming?

It’s become popular in our society to talk about spiritual journeys as a process of living into your full or true self, of letting the authentic seed inside you unfold.  We UU’s agree.  We even enshrined … read more.