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…”

What are you awakening? Tuesday March 30th, 2021 -

We start this month of Becoming off with Easter and each year it is a blessing to hear our trumpeters resound this joyous holiday.  As I grew up in the Unitarian Universalist faith, I always knew the Easter Hymn with Unitarian Transcendentalist, Samuel Longfellow’s, words “Lo, the Earth Awakes Again.”  Those of us who grew ...

Beloved Community in Song Tuesday January 26th, 2021 -

If you have the teal hymnal at home, you might notice hymn number 1014 was originally published with a name other than “Answering the Call of Love”. You see when Singing The Journey was published the song “Standing on the Side of Love,” was a new song. It was a song inspired by ...