The following is an essay – “what excites you about ministry?” – I had to write in 2009 when I applied for candidate status as a Unitarian Universalist minister. With my final step – ordination – on this Sunday – it’s affirming to see that I am still largely motivated by the same interests.
The light of a chalice. Pouring the waters. Exchanging flowers. Honouring Charles Darwin. Speaking out for justice. Celebrating connections. These are some of the UU rituals and practices which inspired me to turn to UU ministry. Three aspects of my vocation are most exciting: creating sacred space for reflection and connection, encouraging UUs to live out our shared values in daily life, and articulating the uniquely UU way of being in the world. Continue reading