Welcome to UUCSW’s blog, The Vista, where our lay leaders and staff share perspectives on congregational life.

  • Board Letter Spring 2024

    Happy Spring from the Board of Trustees!The late winter and spring have been very busy at UUCSW! First and foremost, I’m sure most ofyou have heard the news that on April 10, Rev Laurel gave us notice of her resignation, effectiveat the end of her … read more.

  • Board Letter December 2023

    December Greetings!Darkness falls early, temperatures are dropping, and the potential for snow is all the buzz onthe news tonight. It is December in New England!It has been a tumultuous world we’ve navigated these past several months, on a global scale.Sadness, anger, confusion, and occasionally hope, … read more.

  • Board Letter September 2023

    September Greetings and Welcome Back!It was wonderful to see so many of you in person, for our opening Sunday on September 10th!The water communion seemed particularly meaningful to me this year. My own travels thissummer brought me abroad, to my ancestral roots in Ireland. They … read more.

  • Board Letter April 2023

    Spring Greetings from the Board of Trustees! There is important work going on within our congregation and the UUA this spring, much of it “behind the scenes”, and ALL of it affects you!  This is a long, but hopefully not long-winded, letter, because there is … read more.

  • Board Letter February 2023

    It has been exciting to watch the pews fill up more and more each week over the last six months.  We’ve had the chance to meet new folks and to catch up with some familiar faces (some of whom I hadn’t seen in years).  It’s … read more.

  • Board Letter January 2023

    January, 2023 Greetings of the New Year! We on the Board of Trustees of UUCSW want to wish everyone a year filled with love, well-being, and peace. Though the calendar year just recently turned the page to 2023, the church year is at its midpoint. … read more.

  • Board Letter December 2022

    UUCSW has had reasons to celebrate in 2022!  While crawling toward normalcy post-pandemic, one of these reasons to celebrate is that Rev. Laurel is now fully-credentialled and has been granted Full Fellowship by the UUA.  In granting this status, the UUA Ministerial Fellowship Committee noted … read more.

  • Board Letter November 2022

    Board Matters, November 2022 Greetings, friends. It’s my pleasure to bring you this month’s overview from the Board of Trustees of UUCSW. The “official” UU theme for November is Change, but as we all know, November is also a time to reflect on things we are … read more.

  • Board Letter September 2022

    Hello UUCSW! Welcome to September and to the 2022-2023 church year. It’s exciting that after two years of virtual worship, we are starting this year in a new way – we’re intentionally hybrid. There are so many things going on in September. Recently, my yoga teacher read this … read more.

  • Minister’s Letter May 2022

    Dear UUCSW, May always feels nostalgic to me. Perhaps it’s all the graduations, and all the memories this time of year conjures. It’s a liminal space, spring – we can sense the promise of summer, the lush green of treetops and warmer days. But for now, … read more.