It was an unexpected year. In 2020, we stayed apart but came together via our computer screens. EUU brought us together for the summer solstice, for an amazing online retreat in November, for the Annual General Meeting and just last weekend for a … read more.
Author Archives: Tony Zamparutti
The idea of an “open town hall” evokes for me an image of a gathering of residents in a small community, perhaps farmers and townspeople in rural New England. The idea harks back to the way villages have governed themselves over millennia, and it’s taken … read more.
We’re becoming so accustomed to meeting online, it does seem almost normal. EUU held its first online Annual General Meeting (AGM) last month, on Saturday 21 November, together with the first “open town hall” meeting.
In our official business, the members at the AGM approved the … read more.
I never imagined I could have such a wonderful time on Zoom!
Our fall retreat took place online, and it truly was the next best thing to being there. I’m truly thankful to everyone on the retreat committee who put in so much time to make … read more.
Like many of us, I’m longing for a time without daily news of infection rates and restrictions. And like many of us, waiting for the outcome of the US elections tries my nerves.
But everything takes time. We need to remember that around the world, nurses … read more.
Restrictions to contain the coronavirus pandemic are easing across Europe. Will everything go back to normal now? And what have we learned from this time of confinement?
Over the past few months, EUU fellowships and at-large have developed a wonderful offering of online services, check-ins, chalice … read more.
I used to live in Venice, and as I now read the stories of the unexpectedly clear water in its canals with fish and ducks swimming past the ancient homes and palaces, I wish I could be back there (even if the web stories of … read more.
On a recent evening, Michelle and I walked through the intersection of two quiet streets near our Brussels apartment. On each corner of the intersection, a cherry tree was blooming in the setting sun. We stopped to stare at the blossoms, unexpectedly bright after a … read more.
As UUs, just as we acknowledge that there is not one truth, so we know there are several moments that can mark a new year. For some it’s the start of the fall when summer ends and school begins; then there are the many different … read more.