Rev. Anne Felton Hines

The Top 10 Ways to Bless Your (New) Minister

As you look forward to your new shared ministry with Rev. Nica Eaton-Guinn, what are some of the things you can do to ensure that her ministry with you goes well?

Why I Still Love My Country, in Spite of ….

Many of us are disturbed – even aghast – at some of the actions and rhetoric of our political and religious leaders in America; we are dismayed at the continuing lack of civility and compassion on the part of our fellow citizens. On this, the weekend when we celebrate our nation’s birthday, it behooves us … Continued

Preparing for the Journey

Today is the second day of Passover, when Jews re-tell the story of their ancestors’ long and treacherous journey from Egypt to the “Promised Land.” If you were to embark on a journey from one way of life to another, what would you take with you, and what would you need to leave behind? And … Continued

Following Our Blisters

Joseph Campbell wrote about the importance of “following our bliss” — discerning what it is that brings us meaning in life, and following that path. But sometimes it’s not as easy as it sounds — either for individuals, or for a congregation.  

Between Two Thieves

On this Easter Sunday, it is appropriate to remember Jesus the man – rabbi and rebel; and to ask in what way he might actually be a savior. Today is our annual Flower Communion. Please remember to bring a flower (or more) to share!

First In The Country

Maricela Morales is Executive Director of CAUSE (Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy), and has also recently become a Unitarian Universalist at the UU Church of Ventura! She will be speaking with us about the plight of the farmworkers, and why our UU Principles of justice and compassion call us to support a … Continued