So, any blogging after the UUA General Assembly will be at my other blog, RevScottWells.com, but I couldn’t help but share a picture of this bahn mi (Vietnamese sandwich) made with vegetarian ham, from a stall at the North Market, a source of many delicious lacto-vegetarian meals and treats.
The Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Association is in the middle of its October meeting. No great thought on my part, but I did note that there is a net loss of two congregations, per the Changes in Congregational Status (PDF) report. The First Universalist Society of Salem (MA) has merged with First… Continue reading Congregation count at the current UUA Board meeting
A couple of weeks ago, I was batting back and forth with an informed Unitarian Universalist friend about our polity, when at one point he zeroed in at the settled clergy vote at General Assembly, at which point I had to stand up for the Universalist contribution to our polity. This is my side of… Continue reading Universalist polity persists today
I stumbled across the webpage of the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly, which talks about — in broad terms — next year’s convention. It’s in Columbus, Ohio. It’ll certainly be less expensive for more people than last year’s (Portland, Oregon) and possibly than 2017 GA in New Orleans, as Columbus is a lower cost city… Continue reading The page turned to GA 2016
So, I’ve heard through the grapevine that ministerial candidates are being charged $250 to see the Ministerial Fellowship Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Said grapevine is not happy about that. I would love some commentary about that, but first I would like confirmation and (better still) a statement of reasoning. Or perhaps this is… Continue reading A fee to see the MFC?
The World Congress of Esperanto (Universala Kongreso, or UK) started its meeting this evening in Lille, France. I’m not there; perhaps next year in Slovakia. But to mark the occasion, I looked up the official World Esperanto Association (Universala Esperanto-Asocio, or UEA) and found this page, incongruously written in English, and thus the title of… Continue reading An unlikely word about convention economy
This is less blog post and more notepad, to record on-the-ground observations from attendees of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) General Assembly. They’re meeting in Columbus, Ohio now, and the Unitarian Universalist Association will meet there next June. Convention Center seating leaves something to be desired. Still recovering from the no-recline chairs… #CampbellCon #DisciplesSore… Continue reading Notes, from the Disciples GA for ours next year
As some of you know, I trained for the ministry and received the degree of Master of Divinity at Brite Divinity School, a theological seminary of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) General Assembly began today in Columbus, Ohio under the theme “Soar!” I noticed a bunch of my… Continue reading Following the Disciples General Assembly
I’ve only written one blog post since before General Assembly, and is was of a “what do you think” format. It’s been for a number of reasons: There’s been lots of work at work, and sometimes writing this blog seems like added work. This is my family’s season for birthday and anniversary celebrations, plus a… Continue reading Harder to return to blogging
Even though I didn’t go to General Assembly this year — there was a very nice family wedding the same time — I tried to keep up with the news as best I can. And saying that, I’m glad I didn’t go. There seemed to be a lot of feeling there — and camaraderie —… Continue reading So, any take away thoughts from General Assembly?