Hold My Chalice: New Series

It’s been a minute since I last wrote in earnest – between the pandemic and the ramping up of my successful entrepreneurial ministry, I’ve not had a lot of time to just write.

Enter sabbatical.

Beginning November 1, I’ll be on a four-month sabbatical. There will, of course, be time for rest and rejuvenation. I hope to start some creative projects that have been wallowing on a ‘someday’ list. And… over the last year or so, I’ve collected a bunch of prompts for articles I want to write, speaking my own truths and opinions about this glorious, life-saving thing we call Unitarian Universalism – and all the things that keep us small, and frustrated, and stuck in an old vision of who we are and who we want to become.

As anyone who’s read a Hymn By Hymn entry, you know that I have opinions.

I mentioned this list and some of my opinions to a colleague, who remarked “watch out! Kimberley’s going in! Hold her beer!” to which I jokingly replied, “no, hold my chalice.”

And a series title emerged.

So. Over the next few months, you’ll see opinion pieces on topics such as the tyranny of Sunday morning, a consideration of the transient and the permanent in UUism, engaging inspiration, young queer women in ministry, what our fears keep us from, the problems of capitalism and individualism, and more.

Get ready – I’m goin’ in.

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