Neighborhood Blog

Kim Hayden
May 4, 2016

Why Membership Matters

Why Membership Matters

This past Sunday, we were honored to learn why new members Terrell Tangonan and Jennifer Rizzo chose to join the church: Our journey to Neighborhood Church took about eight years. In other words, the entire Obama presidency.  While in New York, we attended , but never joined All Souls, where Rev Lissa spent some time. […]

April 2, 2015

Neighborhood Said Yes

Neighborhood Said Yes

  Originally written for Sunday, March 12, 2006. Adapted as a dialogue for Sunday, March 29, 2015 ALAN Almost sixty years ago, my Dad and his fiancée were planning their wedding. He was the son of a prominent Pasadena minister, who had died almost twenty years before. KATHIE She was the daughter of a prominent […]

February 12, 2015

Navigating Our Transition

Navigating Our Transition

In some parts of the country, February is a dark and dreary month, when everyone waits for the “dead of winter” to end, and hopes that spring will come soon, bringing new life and new energy.  But in sunny Pasadena, right here at Neighborhood Church, we are embracing our own version of “winter,” and actively […]

October 29, 2014

Far From Ugly

Far From Ugly

This past summer, I spent a week in New Orleans participating in a Youth Justice Training with the UU College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) in New Orleans. Twelve other teenagers and I stayed at the First Unitarian Church of New Orleans where we spent a week learning about social justice issues such as cultural appropriation, […]

October 23, 2014

Preparing to Call Your New Senior Minister

Preparing to Call Your New Senior Minister

As you all know, the Senior Minister Search Committee has been working attentively for the last year to find and select the best candidate for our new senior minister. That candidate, Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, was announced on Sunday, October 19.  If you want to learn more about her, click HERE. Sunday, November 2: How […]

October 11, 2014

Dining for Dollars 101

Dining for Dollars 101

Dining for Dollars is a fundraising activity which began at Neighborhood Church more than 15 years ago. The current model has been emulated by the UU Church of Vancouver, BC, the UU Congregation of South County, RI, and now, the White Bear UU Church in Mahtomedi, MN (brought by our own UU “missionaries,” Mark King […]

July 22, 2014

One for the Money, Two for the Shrew – A Personal Perspective on Shakespeare and Chauvinism

One for the Money, Two for the Shrew –  A Personal Perspective on Shakespeare and Chauvinism

My elder daughter Kathyrne and I are two physicists with theatrical ambitions. Together we want to direct a performance of Shakespeare’s comedy The Taming of the Shrew. We share a conviction that humor bears much potential for nurturing gender equity. However, we have yet to see a performance of the play realize this potential to […]

July 17, 2014

Buying an Island

These passages are an excerpt from Steve Stapenhorst’s recent sermon. Please click HERE  for the full narrative. My idea of heaven and hell is that in our final moments, whether or not anyone is reading the bible or playing Bob Dylan, we give our own lives thumbs up or thumbs down.  Who better to judge?  But […]

July 8, 2014

Where is Now and How Do I Get There?

Aristotle called happiness “the chief good. The end toward which all other things aim.” According to this view the reason that we want a big house and a nice car in the garage and 2.1 children is because we think they will bring us happiness. To be more accurate, we have been “told” by our […]

June 3, 2014

Beyond Categorical Thinking

Beyond Categorical Thinking

When you think of a new minister for Neighborhood, what comes to mind?  What does that person look like?  As an important part of our Senior Minister search,  the Search Committee is hosting a thought-provoking workshop called Beyond Categorical Thinking on Saturday, June 14th from 9:30 – 12:30 p.m.  Our trainer, Rev. Keith Kron, Director of the UUA’s Transitions […]

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