Letters from Leadership

Each week, our leadership publishes a message to keep the congregation informed about what’s happening at UUCE.

Church front in summer

Revitalization, Evolution, and Moving Forward …Oh My!

Revitalization, Evolution, and Moving Forward …Oh My! Earlier this year, when it became clear that UUCE could not support a full-time minister, many on the then-appointed Minister Search Committee still wanted to provide a service that would help our church community for years to come. After conversations between ourselves and some members of the Board of Trustees, it became obvious to us that what UUCE needs is not just better care for our members and friends, not just greater financial…

From Our Worship Team

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been asked a few times how the Worship Team is doing with the recent changes in leadership. For the first time in the history of our congregation, we are a lay-led church and the responsibility for Sunday services now lies squarely on the volunteers on the team. The good news is that we have an excellent team with a wide variety of thoughts, ideas, spiritualities, and heart-felt issues and causes. We last met on…

Let Us Give Thanks For Our Common Humanity – Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick-Gray

As our lives become busy making plans with friends and family and holiday celebrations in our congregations, I am mindful that this year marks the 52nd annual Day of Mourning protest—an event that began when Frank Wamsutta James* called upon hundreds of Indigenous Americans and allies to gather in Plymouth, Massachusetts and declare Thanksgiving Day a National Day of Mourning for Native Americans. James wrote: “History wants us to believe that the Indian was a savage, illiterate, uncivilized animal. A history…