Minister’s Column

What’s on Your Summer Reading List?

School years are ending. Students will soon be working summer jobs. Families will take vacations, as parents’ work schedules allow. Hot weather and long days are now again shaping how we all use our time. And one widespread summer tradition is making a summer reading … read more.

Love Calls Us On

Here it is, the second week of April, and it’s snowing! Not much. Just enough to remind us that, no matter how much we think we are prepared for what comes next, we probably aren’t quite.


Passover finished just a few days ago, and Jews are … read more.

Justice, Justice You Shall Pursue!

The words of this title are biblical, direct from what is ultimate to a people whose identity emerges through a struggle to put the broken pieces of the world together in an emerging wholeness. While not all Unitarian Universalists feel any connection to the Torah, … read more.

Unity Prayer

given by the Rev. Paul Oakley
at the Unity Prayer Breakfast of the Staunton Branch NAACP
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Staunton, Virginia
9:00 AM, Saturday, February 10, 2018



God who made us one and calls us to be one,
God who … read more.

Living into the Promise

This Sunday, February 4, we will be taking a special collection for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism in a service that the president and board of the Unitarian Universalist Association have asked all our congregations to participate in. They call the service “The Promise and … read more.