From Your EUU Officers

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

An Unexpected Year

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.

Our First EUU Open Town Hall

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.

A Wonderful Time

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.

A Time in Our Lives

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.

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.