Rev. Dr. Jane E. Mauldin NSUUS Consulting Minister

The Waters of Home

Water sometimes brings us beauty and healing grace. However as we have seen this past week, water can also be a destructive force in our lives, beyond imagining. This Sunday we come together for our annual in-gathering “Water Ceremony” to reflect on the power of water and community in our lives. Please bring with you … Continued

May You Live in Interesting Times!

It’s an old Hasidic curse – or maybe an old Chinese curse. What does our Unitarian Universalism ask us to believe, say, and do – individually and as a community of faith – in response to the times we are living in, this summer? We will speak of fear, anger, love, hope, and active response … Continued

The Mildew and Metaphor of Summer

Tom Robbins has written: “Louisiana in September was like an obscene phone call from nature. The air – moist, sultry, secretive, and far from fresh – felt as if it were being exhaled into one’s face.” Louisiana summers – September, August, and July – are a challenge to our endurance, imagination, and spirituality. What gives … Continued

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