From Your EUU Officers

Regular messages from our EUU officers – what’s happening in EUU and personal reflections.

Who Are We – EUU?

Did you know? (quite possibly, but maybe not)…that EUU officers Tony Zamparutti (Pres), Karen Kyker (VP), Jutta Hamm (Treasurer) and Bonnie Friedmann (Secretary) meet monthly (joining together from across Europe on Zoom!) to discuss and work on a variety of tasks and business for … read more.

Changing Times

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.

Back to Normal

by EUU Vice President Karen Kyker

My mother, Melanie, just wrote to me about walking on the beach barefoot yesterday in Southern California, how good the sand felt, gritting between her toes and on the bottoms of her feet. She said there were quite a few … read more.

EUU Community in These Times

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.

The New Year

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.

Our Democracy

The 5th UU principle affirms “The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large”. It’s not always easy – democracy can be a clash of values and interests. Nor can we take democracy for granted. The … read more.

September Beginnings

September can be a time of beginnings, the start of a new cycle. For EUU, the new officers have up to now always taken office on September 1st — though this tradition is about to change. The Annual General Meeting at the spring retreat in … read more.