Category: Notes from the Journey

Notes from the Journey – Rev. Doak M. Mansfield, Minister

June 5th, 2020 – Notes from the Journey

We are in the midst of very difficult and threatening times: Worldwide COVID Virus Pandemic continues, Public Demonstrations Protesting Police Violence growing in numbers nationally and internationally, Divisive Cultural Engagements show little willingness to listen and cooperate and Economic and Income Disruptions impact millions safety … read more.

May 29th, 2020 – Notes from the Journey

The central obligation of a minister is to speak guided by mind and heart to the hurts, aspirations, concerns of their fellow human beings. The particulars may be different as to the era and circumstance. But the vital core energy, emphasis is always about relatedness. … read more.

May 22, 2020 – Notes from the Journey

The annual observance of Memorial Day is Monday May 25. Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who had died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday is now observed on the … read more.

May 8th, 2020 – Notes From the Journey

The death and infection count continues to rise from the Covid pandemic. The authorities are offering confused and often conflicting guidance about ‘opening up’ society. The continued isolation is becoming a severe strain on our emotions and our economy.

In our region so dependent on … read more.

May 1st, 2020 – Notes From the Journey

Given the tragedy and devastation of COVID there is real uncertainty about the shape of humanity’s future. The routines and structures of life will be forever impacted. There is opportunity for good things.

May the lesson be learned: Life is a sacred relatedness. Walls and divisions … read more.

April 24th, 2020 – Notes from the Journey

A message from Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, UUA President…

Someone said to me recently, “We pull through this by pulling together.” Those words have stayed with me. They remind me that I am not in this alone, that we are in this together, and that we are … read more.

April 17, 2020 – Notes from the Journey

The pollen is heavy. The pandemic news is dire. Leaders are making contradictory and confusing pronouncements. Isolation is demoralizing. Knowing the day of the week is a challenge. Anxiety about the future is overwhelming.

That’s the bad news.

Dedicated long suffering medical people. Faithful grocery employees, … read more.

April 10th, 2020 – Notes from the Journey

In the midst of the explosion of Spring, millions of earth’s people observe the season of Easter. A most sacred time.

A significant aspect of Holy Week: Palm Sunday to Easter is ‘Good Friday’. Unlike the Christian holidays of Easter and Christmas, Good Friday has not … read more.

April 2nd, 2020 – Notes From the Journey

The Reverend Doak M Mansfield

As I write this the beauty of an early Spring day is near awe inspiring. Cool with bright sunshine and very low humidity there is a clarity in the atmosphere that mocks the troubled ugliness of our human situation. 

The COVID 19 … read more.