Month: December 2022

President’s Letter

In this time of cold days and nights, ongoing war and suffering for so many people, and uncertainty about futures, I found hope today thanks to the Reflections offered by Clare, a young and new participant at the Paris fellowship. Although she arrived and met us for the first time in October, she immediately agreed to … Continue reading President’s Letter

What is YOUR story about starting your EUU Fellowship? – A call to Action

Do you have experiences to share about how your fellowship arose? Advice to give? Supportive shoulders to lend?  A virtual gathering to share experiences and to ask questions is going to be organized in the new year. Whether you are part of an EUU Fellowship with many years history, a fellowship that is still emerging, … Continue reading What is YOUR story about starting your EUU Fellowship? – A call to Action

Immortality and Paradox

By Floyd Vernon Chandler The underlying concepts of all religious faiths seem to be rooted in paradox.  We miss the mystical essence of faith when we limit our religious beliefs to the outer shells of creeds, dogmas, doctrines, and rituals.  Theological terms and symbols are mere signposts that point to that which is beyond words.  … Continue reading Immortality and Paradox

Share your stories of interactions with European U or U groups – a call to Action

By Karen Kyker, EUU President Earlier this month (December), I spent some time in conversation with Alicia Forde, International Office Director of the UUA. I am very grateful that Alicia reached out to me/us (EUU), to better understand the EUU and our relationships with UUA and ICUU (which is no longer in existence). We spoke … Continue reading Share your stories of interactions with European U or U groups – a call to Action

Fall 2022 Retreat Reports

Retreat Impressions from a First-Timer I grew up UU in North Carolina and so wanted to find a UU community upon moving to France. I was excited to come upon EUU while looking around online, and I decided to register for the fall retreat in Mittelwihr. I thought it would be a cool way to … Continue reading Fall 2022 Retreat Reports

Fall 2022 Retreat: Meeting for Clearness – Both Sides Are Suffering

The Saturday morning theme discussion included short discussion groups where we sampled the Quaker practice of Meeting for Clearness. EUU Member At Large Nancy Klein wrote a blog post that related to her own experience in the Meeting for Clearness. Her blog is at spainwriter.home.blog Both Sides Are Suffering The other day I was walking … Continue reading Fall 2022 Retreat: Meeting for Clearness – Both Sides Are Suffering

Fall 2022 Retreat: Pilgrimage to the Albert Schweitzer Home and Seminar Center

Our leader, John Eichrodt, described this workshop not as a simple visit or tour, but rather a pilgrimage to honor the life and work of Dr. Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), in particular his theological quest and life-long efforts for world peace. The home and center are about a twenty-five minute ride southeast of Mittelwihr, in the … Continue reading Fall 2022 Retreat: Pilgrimage to the Albert Schweitzer Home and Seminar Center