• Appreciative Inquiry: Another Invitation…

    Add your voice HERE!   Video text: Hi everybody! On Sunday, June 14 and July 12, the board invited folks to attend small group break out sessions after the service. This is how the board has been creating a congregational dialogue about how we want to be as a community...

  • Appreciative Inquiry: An Invitation…

      Add your voice HERE!   Video text: Hi everybody! On Sunday, June 14, the UUSGS Board of Trustees invited folks to attend a small group break out session after the service. This was a first step in beginning a congregational dialogue about how we want to be as a...

  • General Assembly is Here…

    General Assembly is almost here, an annual occasion when UU’s from around the country gather to learn, grow, share, connect, make important decision, worship, sing… and more.  Anyone is welcome to participate.  And participation is even easier this year with so much of it being available online.  (Only delegates –...

  • Update on Congregational Connections…

    Hello, good people! So, our first Sunday online was an immediate success in some ways and a learning process in others. Just about as we’d expected.   On the success front, we had over 50 people online and connecting with one another on Facebook Live. What an awesome indication of...

  • Sundays move online during closure…

    Dear friends… By now, hopefully you have seen the notice that went out from UUSGS on Thursday. (https://www.uuspringfield.org/important-update-coronavirus-preparedness/). Hopefully, you are also making adjustments to your normal routines to keep yourselves, your loved ones, and your neighbors safe and healthy.  I loved what I read recently that described the actions...

  • IMPORTANT UPDATE – Coronavirus Preparedness

    Dear friends… I met with your UUSGS Trustees last night for an unscheduled meeting regarding the Coronavirus outbreak.  We agree that panic is neither helpful nor necessary at this point; nevertheless, and after listening to many of you, we feel a need to act.  Together we have made the decision...

  • Drawing the Circle Wide… with Help from C & H Architects

    The Chalice Lighter Leadership Team is excited to introduce you to C&H Architects, an important new partner in our “Drawing the Circle Wide” capital campaign. As you can imagine, finding the right architecture firm to help us align our physical space with our congregation’s core values was a critical step...

  • Introducing our new member database tool: Breeze!

    Membership databases may not excite you.  That’s cool.  But Breeze is no ordinary membership database.  Breeze will help us to stay coordinated, connected, and informed as a congregation.  Some of Breeze’s features include: Unique login for each member, with web and app access Always-available and up-to-date member directory Always-available and...

  • What is a Unitarian Universalist?

    Not everyone in our congregation believes the same thing.  Not only is this not a bad thing… it’s great!  We feel that our diversity of beliefs – and the mutual respect and dialog that join diverse beliefs within our congregation – is one of our greatest strengths.  We intentionally creates space for...