Seek Beauty Thursday April 28th, 2022 -

John O’Donohue writes “One of the huge confusions in our times is to mistake glamor for beauty…” This rings true to me.  Too often we fixate on the glamour of The Louvre or a concert stage.  Not often enough do many of us take the time to create beauty and maybe more importantly celebrate the beauty ...

Practice, An Act Renewing Faith Wednesday March 02nd, 2022 -

Think of the first instrument you were ever taught in school.  Was it the recorder for you as well?  Or maybe it was the ukulele.  Remember how slow it was to change between one note or chord to the next.  Remember how awkward you first felt to do something new?  But you kept at it…

Do You Hear What I Hear? Tuesday November 23rd, 2021 -

This month our collective focus at UUBerks is exploring ways in which our times call us to “Open to Joy.”   Certainly the music of this month often resounds with Joy.  A lot of songs tell us to be joyful “Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice Greatly!” Handel wrote.  He also has that lasting ditty “Hallelujah.” There’s more recent additions ...

Trust The Good Notes Monday July 19th, 2021 -

In this summer of possibility, in this summer where we’re, maybe surprisingly, still in uncharted territory, I encourage you to “follow the good notes.” What resonates with you? What feels right in this moment? What are you holding onto that’s creating a suspension? What are you playing ahead and offering an ...

Let it be a Dance…! Wednesday May 26th, 2021 -

So I’m hoping that we can play together, that we can dance for a long time. I’d like to ask you to play with me as our hymn #311, written by Ric Masten asks “Let it be a dance we do, may I have this dance with you…”