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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

Moral Mondays

The leader spoke these words: “We have heard the prophet’s call to repair the breach, and we know our Constitution’s goal of a more perfect union.” We replied in unison: “We reach back to our sacred texts that affirm life, love, and justice. This is what the Lord says: ‘Do what is just and right. … 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

Growing Spiritually

The word “growth” connotes various things to various people. For most of us, the first thoughts that come to mind are positive. We all want to grow, don’t we, in wisdom, in strength, in proficiency, in maturity? But, growth also means encountering obstacles and overcoming them. For some of us, there is excitement in that. … 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.

Our Church’s Democratic Process

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Bowling Green will hold our annual congregational meeting on Sunday, May 22. All members are warmly encouraged and all friends are invited to attend. To help us begin promptly once the 11:00 o’clock service is over, refreshments will be provided in the Olympia Brown lobby outside the sanctuary. This year, … Continued

Heaven in a Wildflower

To see the world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour. –William Blake Mr. William Blake, English poet of the 18th and 19th centuries, was a mystic, no doubt. He was one of those who could look into the … Continued

Meeting Our Need to be Needed

In exploring more satisfying ways of being, over the past six months I’ve been intentionally practicing connecting my feelings and my behavior with the underlying universal human needs I’m seeking to meet. To both survive and thrive, we all have needs for well-being (sustenance, safety, and play), needs for connection (acceptance, appreciation, and understanding), and … Continued

On Joys and Concerns

Our mission is to be a caring community that encourages spiritual growth and actively works to improve our society and the environment. One of the ways that we try to be a caring community is by offering our members and friends and even visitors an opportunity to share the important events in their lives at … Continued

GLBT Successes in 2015

National and International, in Chronological Order ·         Same-sex marriage legalized in Slovenia ·         LGBT group allowed in NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade ·         Tokyo offers same-sex partnerships ·         Gender-neutral bathroom provided in White House ·         First openly transgender model on Vogue cover ·         Hawaii allows transgender to change Birth Certificate ·         Costa Rica bans LGBT … Continued

Moving into the Future

This Sunday, March 20th, we will be gathering for the annual chili cook off. It’s a great opportunity for us to get together for fun and great chili, and it also serves as the kick-off of our yearly stewardship campaign. This is the time for all of us who benefit from being a part of … Continued