Hello! I am Reverend Ruth.
I am passionate about Unitarian Universalism! I believe that many people are UUs at heart but don’t know it because they don’t know us. I want to change that by engaging in “uuvangelism” - the intentional, effective sharing of our particular good news! We will make the world better one UU at a time!
I am compassionate toward those who are hurting! Church is a community where people bring their whole selves and seek welcome, understanding and support. My own heart has been broken and patched many times, and as a wounded healer, I am a pastor for the broken-hearted and dispirited among us!
I am outraged by the injustices all around us! A Unitarian Universalist congregation is a base camp for educating, empowering and equipping outraged people to go into the larger community and dismantle white supremacy, anti-blackness, sexism, heteronormativity, gender-binarism, ableism, and other systems of oppression, and to create space for and participate in the radical re-making of our world.
I am a white, cisgender, heterosexual female person; my pronouns are she/her/hers. My husband Bill and I are still discovering each other after 23 years, and engaged in our most successful cooperative project of parenting two amazing guys, Liam and Angus! I am an ardent lover of animals including cats, dogs, lizards, birds, snakes, horses, and star-nosed moles. I walk, hike, swim, read, listen, sing, sit in the quiet, travel, cook, write, and visit with friends.
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