Category Archives: Church Stories

Stories of my experiences in churches throughout my life, some of which were religious and some not so.

Honeysuckle Air: Love Letter to Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church–History and Hugs

We moved from Houston  in 1972 with two young sons, determined to miss our church in Oklahoma. Soon we saw a community calendar in a local paper which said a Unitarian group was meeting on Spring Cypress. We dressed up … Continue reading

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Church Stories: Thoughts I’ve Had in Church

  These are random thoughts I’ve had while sitting still in church. Some were inspired by sermons, music, or just the quiet chambers of my heart: Tentacle Theology – When a person wants their one’s ideology or religious beliefs pushed … Continue reading

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Church Stories: We Children Can Sit in Church

Hey kids! It’s almost time to go into the church. Did I hear a groan? Let me tell you why I like my time in the church service:-) It makes me feel soooo good to see all the church friends … Continue reading

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Church Stories: Observing a Church Building’s Birthday

Our Church is 10 Years Old Observing Homecoming and the 10th Anniversary of our church building: Is anyone 10 years old? Or almost?  Stand up or raise your hand. You and this church building are the same age. Well, this … Continue reading

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Church Stories: Helping Children Learn to Sit in Church

Although child-rearing practices vary greatly, almost everyone wants kids in church to not run around and to sit with some measure of quietness. Their parents and others who love them want them to get something out of their time in … Continue reading

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Church Stories: The Day the Choir Wore Bandaids

They say empathy is natural for children but comes a bit harder for adults. But sometimes adults just get it right. What better place for it to happen than in church! Our beloved minister, Don Vaughn-Forester, had missed some time … Continue reading

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Inspirational Poem: Church School Teaching

Butterflies Are We! At first, we didn’t look like butterflies–we didn’t act like butterflies. But, week after week we spun a cocoon around and about ourselves. While waiting inside the cocoon we: * learned to value and nurture each other … Continue reading

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