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Reaching Our Goals

And so we begin. As I write this, I am sitting in the office at the church, after doing the basic beginning things, like setting up internet connections, wandering around the building figuring out what keys are for what locks, etc. I am excited to get started. Perhaps the most important thing to communicate is … Continued

Now Hiring: Nursery Care Worker

We are looking for a person to provide childcare in the Nursery (Ages 6 weeks up to 5 years) each week during Sunday services, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Pay is $15/hour. Flexible Schedule. Please contact personnel@uubgky.org for more information or to submit your application.

A Wanderer

Come, come, whoever you are, Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving, Ours is no caravan of despair…. Come, yet again, come. ~ Rumi (Hymn #188) In the interview process during this year’s search one of the people on the interview team at another congregation began with the statement/question, “Well, you seem to be some sort of … Continued

UUCBG in the Daily News

The UU Church of Bowling Green is pleased to be one of the four religious institutions in town that were profiled in the Daily News‘s special “Thrive” section on Sunday.  Here is a link to that article: http://www.bgdailynews.com/community/a-look-at-bowling-green-s-religious-diversity/article_bffae632-8081-5afc-b6a7-8394b8576cc0.html  

A Problem-Solving Church

At our Winter Congregational Meeting on January 22, we discussed the future of the church and what options we have after our minister retires this summer. First, I spoke about the optimism and enthusiasm that was present in our community after building our new Fellowship Hall and calling a minister eight years ago. While that … Continued

Building a Playground

The Endowment Committee has approved the RE Committee’s request for $700 to create a playground in the walled area outside the classrooms. Our plans call for installing fences and gates (to keep the little ones from wandering), painting hopscotch and a labyrinth on the sidewalk and a mural on the wall, and building some climbing … Continued

Studying Inequality and the Corruption of Our Democracy

At the UU General Assembly, delegates chose “The Corruption of Our Democracy” as the 2016-2020 Congregational Study Action Issue (CSAI). The text of the CSAI and the new Study Action Guide are now available. The guide addresses how structural racism, economic inequality, violence, and climate change can be addressed through creating a strong movement fighting … Continued

Transitions

On Sunday, November 13, the Board of Directors met with interested members of the congregation to discuss the retirement of the Rev. Connolly next summer and our options for what happens next. The Board showed the UUA material and resources available at the UUA website, including the Transitional Ministry Handbook, and we all watched a … Continued

Ministerial Transitions

As everyone knows, our minister Rev. Connolly is going to retire next summer. In my last perspective, I wrote about how the board will be contacting the UUA to discuss this transition and our options. This is a new experience for us, but every church that has called a minister will one day say farewell … Continued

Facilitators of Right Relations

I first encountered the term “Right Relations” in a UU context at the General Assembly in Louisville in May 2015. A Right Relations Team was available to assist participants who took offense at comments made in presentations or if heated discussions seemed to be headed toward damaging conflicts. I appreciated the recognition that—even amongst groups … Continued

Repairers of the Breach

by Jan Garrett Your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach; the restorer of streets to live in.  –Isaiah 58:12. If you regularly attend our Sunday Services, you will recognize some of these prophetic phrases. When we sing Hymn … Continued

Donate to Kentuckians for the Commonwealth

In October, our collection on the third Sunday will be donated to the grassroots organization Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC), which comprises 10,000 members across Kentucky. They are builders of New Power who want to address the problems caused by coal mining, make a transition to cleaner and safer forms of energy, reform our tax … Continued

Rev. Connolly speaks about Interfaith Gathering

Here’s an excerpt from Simone Payne’s article “Religious community talks about peace, similarities” in the August 26 issue of Bowling Green Daily News. Unitarian Universalist Church of Bowling Green Pastor Peter Connolly said the interfaith gathering is always a friendly group with good intentions aiming to build a better sense of community communication among people … Continued

Classes for Chalice Children (ages 3-5)

We’re pleased to announce that a volunteer teaching team will be leading Preschool lessons for children ages 3 to 5 years. Children can either go to the Nursery (opens at 10:45) for some playtime or stay with their family and attend the service at 11:00. A teacher will escort children to RE at about 11:10, … Continued

Let’s Get This Party Started!

Are you a good organizer? Social butterfly? The life of the party? Good! We need your talents! The Caring Community Team is looking for people to develop ideas for, plan, and coordinate church social events this fall. In an effort to build a stronger church spirit and generally joyful camaraderie, we need “people-people” to step … Continued

Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography

Beginning on Wednesday, September 21, the Rev. Peter Connolly will be leading an adult Religious Exploration class called Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography.  Over the course of eight Sundays, participants will engage in drawing and writing exercises and community-enriching conversations, culminating in the creation by each participant of an 8-to-10-page autobiography written from a spiritual perspective. … Continued

Petition to UUA about Boy Scouts

Our Social Justice Action Committee asks our members to consider a petition from the group UU Humanists to the Unitarian Universalist Association on behalf of non-theist Boy Scouts. (Our congregation as a whole takes no position one way or the other.) If this is something you wish to support or learn more about, go to … Continued

My Spiritual Search

When I was four, my Presbyterian parents told me about God, Jesus, and Hell. It was traumatic. I truly thought that my parents were nuts. Forced to attend church while growing up, I endured the painful hour as one endures a necessary but painful medical procedure, and it was painful. Each Sunday as we exited … Continued

Musical Chairs, Filling Vacancies, and Teams

New Board Members We had two open seats on the Board of Directors for the term 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2018. The members of our congregation have elected Laura McGee and Buzzy Groves to fill those seats. Many thanks to David Wellman for standing forth as a candidate! In June, the new Board will … Continued

Doctors Without Borders

In June 2017, our third-Sunday collection will be sent to Doctors Without Borders.