Speaker: Lincoln Grey

Civil Disagreement: Finding comfort and strength in bifurcation

During the pandemic, I’ve been swimming in two different waters: being on the Steering Committee at MMUUF while we attempted to guide our fellowship’s pandemic policy in science, truth, caution, UU values, and social responsibility; and struggling to understand and continue to extend grace and love to a number of individualistic, anti-vax, anti-science, loving, generous, kind people who are near and dear to my heart. This service is a reflection on my experience of oscillation between two groups of people with irreconcilable truths, trying to understand and straddle both sides of a societal divide, and dealing with the discomfort in the middle as they drift apart.
Lincoln stepped in this summer as President of the Steering Committee here at MMUUF, having previously served as Treasurer and Vice President. The last 5 years he has been working as a homemaker: a stay-at-home father of two wonderful children, as well as solo designing and building his family’s locally and sustainably sourced, post-and-beam, straw bale house. Lincoln enjoys building things (hence the house), solving puzzles (also, the house), and staying up far too late having philosophical, moral, political, and/or ethical arguments that one mostly can’t remember the next day.

This I Believe

Lincoln Grey will be “Looking into the Dark” and discussing how so much of what he believes is unknown and what that means.
Lincoln is a Jericho native, Father of two and currently working as a homemaker, literally: when he’s not caring for his kids as a stay at home dad, he builds a house for them to live in from the ground up. It’s currently 1/2 insulated and stays mostly warm, but by April hopefully will be much further along!

Jean’s presentation, “Places of the Heart”  will be a look at a lifetime of “church shopping.”
Jean Archibald is a long time member of MMUUF and resident of Jericho and Underhill since 1958.  Mother of five grown children, 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and recently celebrated her 90th birthday.

In our “This I Believe” services, fellowship members offer thoughts about what they believe and what they wonder about over the course of their spiritual journey.  Shared services such as these allow MMUUF members to share their thoughts and questions and gather rewards from the wisdom and gratitude of those who are present.