Awesome! The word is ubiquitous in today’s culture. It is used to respond to everything from the mysterious qualities of a black hole to the sensory rewards of a black coffee. Which makes me wonder: what qualities make something truly awesome?
In the Christian calendar, we are in the season of Advent. In a more general context, advent refers to an arrival, a beginning, a new thing entering our lives. What do you see on your personal advent calendar?
To have your Joy, Sorrow, Concern read at the next Sunday service, please submit it before noon, Saturday.
“I am Rod Richards, proud and pleased to serve as minister of this congregation.” I say that most every Sunday in my Opening Words and it also holds true on the rest of the days of each week that has passed since I was first called to be minister here in 2012.
My wife, Hanje, and I moved here from Arizona, where I had served the Unitarian Universalist Church of Southeastern Arizona (now Sky Island UU Church) in Sierra Vista, AZ for over 8 years as their first minister. Previously, we lived in Minnesota, where our son, Jack, presently lives. I am honored to be serving currently as Vice President of the UU Ministers Association, working with and learning from esteemed and beloved colleagues.”
The Rev. Rod J. Richards (he/him/his) has been the minister of our congregation since 2012.
You can read some of his thoughts here.
You can listen to some of Rev. Rod’s prior sermons here.