Rev. Dr. Jane E. Mauldin NSUUS Consulting Minister

The Wounds and Gifts of Fathering

Each of us has gifts and wounds from those who fathered us. Sometimes our fathers were biological dads; other fathers have been those who cared for us, nurtured us, and taught us at various times in our lives. Real fathering is a gift that we have received from men who gave with little expectation of … Continued

Peeling the Onion

In our on-going endeavor to better understand the culture of white supremacy in which we live, Rev. Jane Mauldin will attempt to further “peel the onion” of our awareness with stories, questions, music, and perhaps a cabbage.  

Caring, Courage, and the “C” Word

We can run, but we can’t hide! Sooner or later, serious illness will come into our lives or into the life of someone we love dearly. In that unavoidable stew pot of crazy experiences, often including frustration, fear, and pain, there may also be surprising opportunities for love, deeper spirituality, and fresh insight about our … Continued

Rolling Away the Stone

Life in the tomb takes many guises. Perhaps you have been there. It is a terrible, lonely place, beyond light and seemingly beyond hope. This past year so many of us have experienced despair, loss, confusion, or pain.  The message of Easter speaks to these profound experiences and offers unexpected possibilities of new joy. We’ll … Continued

“Are You Going to the North Pole by Dog Sled or by Helicopter?”

How can we actually “know” anything, if we’re always on a search? How do we agree on anything if truth and meaning are different for each one of us? And especially, does a slog to the North Pole by dog sled really beat getting zipped up there by helicopter?

“Launch into the Deep and You Shall See”

In this third in a series of services on our Unitarian Universalist Principles, we’ll explore our third Principle, that our member congregations covenant to affirm and promote “acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.” (read more in UU Update newsletter)

Compassionate Lives in Crazy Times

This morning we’ll take a fresh look at our second Unitarian Universalist principle, the commitment to affirm and promote “justice, equity and compassion in human relations.” Is it possible to be committed, in our congregation and in our own lives, to a core value of compassion, in an honest and real ways?  Rev. Jane Mauldin … Continued

We Begin With One

This morning we begin a sermon series for 2017 exploring our seven UU principles, in light of our various spiritual paths, and in light of our human strengths, frailties, and current realities. Today we wonder: “The inherent worth and dignity of every person” – what does this really mean for our lives, and for our … Continued