Loving Someone with a Disability

The first principle of Unitarian Universalism affirms the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Loving a person with a disability and experiencing the daily joys and challenges that comes along with that is an opportunity to put that principle into action. She urges us to rejoice in the spectrum of differences surrounding us. Not just the diversity of race, color or creed, but of thought, mental health and ability as well. As a Unitarian Universalist, long time MMUUF member and parent of 4 very unique children, Amy enjoys celebrating the diversity of the entire human spirit.

Who Am I, Where Am I, What Do I Want To Do?

This service is about our individual responsibility to form intention and carry out action to move UU Principles forward in the world. Each of us needs to understand who we are, where we are, and what we want to do to. In Steve’s case, the Mission Statement of the Montpelier Unitarian Church elegantly defines those principles and forms the basis, along with his intellectual commitment to scientific materialism, for his intentions and actions.

Steve is retired and lives in Montpelier with his wife, has two grown children, and has been a member of the Montpelier Unitarian Church for more than 30 years.

A Service of Poetry

We are building the service around several of Scudder’s poems, with Scudder reading his poems and inviting discussion after each one. He will introduce each poem with a few thoughts about the spiritual questions or challenges reflected in the poem.

Scudder Parker grew up on a family farm in North Danville Vt. He has been a Protestant minister (20 years), a state senator, a utility regulator, a candidate for Governor, a consultant on energy efficiency and renewable energy. At 74 Scudder is settling into his new and ongoing work as a poet. He is a passionate gardener and a proud grandfather of four. He and his wife, Susan Sussman, live in Middlesex Vermont..