Reverend Viola’s Column
- Oct. 21, 2020 -
This morning I took the time to do something I have not done in a long time, go outside to watch the sun rise. Actually, it was a lot easier to do because the sun is rising much later these days.
When I went outside, ... read more.
- Oct. 14, 2020 -
This week we have been listening to the Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Well, some of us have. One of the big issues for many people is whether or not the nominee’s faith will play a role in her judicial decision-making.
This is a legitimate concern. ... read more.
- Oct. 7, 2020 -
We are preparing for the first three-day weekend of the fall. The nature of this holiday weekend gives us an opportunity to reflect on many things.
Columbus Day, which this year falls on October 12th, is being celebrated less and less, and is being ... read more.
- Sept. 30, 2020 -
In October our worship theme is Deep Listening.
Sometimes it feels like we have trouble listening, let alone listening deeply. Maybe that is because we are hearing too much and that is making it difficult to really listen to anything.
This week we heard our ... read more.
- Sept. 16, 2020 -
It was wonderful to see all of you at the Homecoming service. And may your return to the home that is CVUU serve to renew you.
Some of us have been paying attention to the wildfires on the West Coast because of family and friends ... read more.
- Sept. 9, 2020 -
I hope that you all had a wonderful and safe Labor Day Weekend.
As you may already know, this month’s theme for Worship and Religious Education is “Renewal.” In these stressful times, we need to think about ways to renew ourselves. Many of us have ... read more.
- Sept. 2, 2020 -
This coming weekend is Labor Day Weekend. What a conflicting time this is as many of us struggle with the demands placed upon us by employers wanting us to be in a physical workspace that might not be safe, and others of us who ... read more.
- Aug. 26, 2020 -
With September comes the formal beginning of the church year. There are things that we rely on being the same and others that we know will be different.
There will probably be a lot of new things about this church year. Two of the most ... read more.
- Aug. 19, 2020 -
I cannot believe that August is more than half over. Before we know it, the summer, which probably did not feel like much of a summer for most of us, will be over. And, we will be moving into our third season in the ... read more.
- Aug. 5, 2020 -
My first day in the building and wow! What a welcoming surprise that you had waiting for me! You all are so wonderful and really know how to make someone feel at home. Thank you so much!
I am slowly but surely getting into the ... read more.