Intern Minister Notes

Intern Minister Notes

The regular column from Wendy Karn, intern minister. Wendy may be reached by email at wendy@ocuuc.org.

Chicago

It’s hard to believe, but I’m starting the second half of my first year as the intern minister at OCUUC! I think it’s gone so quickly in large part, because of how welcoming you have been. It’s a joy to be in Beloved Community with you. I have been on a short winter break from my studies at Meadville-Lombard Theological School, but just started back at the end of January. During the second week of each semester, I have been…

MLK Day and Volunteering

This year, the federal holiday commemorating the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. will be celebrated on 1/15. Barack Obama proclaimed the third Monday of January to be MLK Day in 2017, with the call to all Americans to participate in civic and community service projects. As Unitarian Universalists, we are called to care for each other and the wider world. One of the ways we live our values is through volunteerism. I know many of you participate…

Solstice Self-Care

It has been a joy to be part of this beautiful congregation. Thank you for making me feel so welcomed in your community. It’s a busy time coming into the month of December — I know. Before I received my call to ministry, I worked for Starbucks Coffee Company and sometimes that was really fun. But towards the end I found myself longing for January — that time when I could stop thinking about it for the next 10 months.…