Rev. Michael McGee's Blog (142)

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Wow!  I am so moved and overjoyed by the incredible farewell our congregation gave me over the weekend.  The party on Saturday night was incredible with a cornucopia of delicious food and touching testimonials and beautiful music.  I was proud to show you off to my 16 family members who were here and who kept commenting about the good cooks and great choirs and wonderful people we have at UUCA.  And the farewell on Sunday morning was also…

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Added by Rev. Michael McGee on June 5, 2012 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Two Minute Timeout on Animal Nature

Here's another Two Minute Timeout from the past...

Added by Rev. Michael McGee on May 31, 2012 at 10:23am — No Comments

Two Minute Timeout on Nature

Here's another Two Minute Timeout from the past...

Added by Rev. Michael McGee on May 29, 2012 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Two Minute Timeout on Nature

Here's another Two Minute Timeout from the past.

Added by Rev. Michael McGee on May 28, 2012 at 7:20am — No Comments

Scott's ride across the country

My friend, Scott Alexander, who is the senior minister at the Vero Beach UU Fellowship, and who exchanged pulpits with me in January, has been raising funds to help end hunger by biking across the country.  Yesterday he finished his ride with a big finale and splash party in Vero. Scott raised more than $50,000. You can find out more at…
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Added by Rev. Michael McGee on May 23, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Two Minute Timeout on Children

Here's another Two Minute Timeout from the past with one of my favorite people in the…

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Added by Rev. Michael McGee on May 23, 2012 at 3:46pm — 1 Comment

Thank You!

I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for honoring me with the title of Minister Emeritus at yesterdays Annual Meeting.  I am deeply gratified to have earned such appreciation and respect.  I join the esteemed ranks of Vera Tilson, our Emerita Music Director and Rev. Joan Gelbein, our Emerita Minister.  As I said at the annual meeting, the primary job description of an emerita/emeritus is to continue loving this congregation, and I always will.  If you would like more…

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Added by Rev. Michael McGee on May 21, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Two Minute Timeout on Turning

Here's the fourth in my Two Minute Timeout retrospective.



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Added by Rev. Michael McGee on May 18, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Two Minute Timeout on Unitarian Universalism

Here's the second of my 14 Two Minute Timeouts.

Added by Rev. Michael McGee on May 14, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Two Minute Timeout Retrospective

I realized recently that I have made 14 Two Minute Timeouts in the last few years, so I thought that in this last month of my ministry at UUCA I would share them with you in chronological order every few days.  Since they're all on Youtube, they've been viewed by people all over the country and the world.  Many of them were filmed at our son Shane's home outside of Charlottesville, which as you can see is a beautiful setting.  And many are filmed and edited by another son, Galen, who is a…

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Added by Rev. Michael McGee on May 10, 2012 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Two Minute Timeout on Love

I realized recently that I have made 14 Two Minute Timeouts in the last few years, so I thought that in this last month of my ministry here I would share them with you in chronological order.  Since they're all on Youtube, they've been viewed by people all over the country and the world.  Many of them were filmed at our son Shane's home outside of Charlottesville, which as you can see is a beautiful setting.  And many are filmed and edited by another son, Galen, who is a professional…

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Added by Rev. Michael McGee on May 10, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Rev. Natalie Fenimore

Good news from Rev. Natalie Fenimore, our intern minister last year: she has accepted the position as parish minister for Davies Memorial UU Church following a unanimous vote by the congregation to call her.

Added by Rev. Michael McGee on May 6, 2012 at 9:18pm — 1 Comment

2 Minute Timeout: Letting Go

Here's my latest Two Minute Timeout.  Check it out.

Added by Rev. Michael McGee on April 26, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Rev. Alexander's Ride To Beat Hunger

My good friend and colleague, Rev. Scott Alexander, who spoke from our pulpit in January, has started his cross-country bike ride to beat hunger, and you can follow his video blog (and contribute) here.  Safe travels Scott!

Added by Rev. Michael McGee on April 23, 2012 at 8:24am — No Comments

Carol Litchfield

Carol Litchfield, a beloved member of our church, died on Monday after a long struggle with cancer.  A memorial service to celebrate her life will be at UUCA on Sunday, May 27, at 3 pm.

Added by Rev. Michael McGee on April 5, 2012 at 8:36am — 4 Comments

Gandhi's top 10 fundamentals for changing the world

I find this very hopeful and wonderful scripture for Holy Week.

Gandhi's top 10 fundamentals for changing the world. You can find it on the Charter for Compassion web site.…
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Added by Rev. Michael McGee on April 2, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Peter Morales on Trayvon

Here's the latest blog by UUA president, Peter Morales (who spoke at our church in January), on the subject of the shooting of Trayvon Martin:  here

Added by Rev. Michael McGee on March 30, 2012 at 1:19pm — No Comments

The Big Question of Hope

In this April Fool's & Palm Sunday's sermon on, "A Big Question: Is It Foolish To Have Hope For the World?", I will be talking about Steven Pinker's popular book, "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined."  If you haven't read the book, you can hear him give a 15 minute synopsis in a TED Talk here.  I'll also be relating Pinker's good news to the anger around the shooting…

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Added by Rev. Michael McGee on March 29, 2012 at 6:18pm — 1 Comment

Spring Forward

Don't forget to spring forward tonight everyone.  See you at church!

Added by Rev. Michael McGee on March 10, 2012 at 8:10pm — No Comments

Anti-Bullying Video

In honor of the Anti-Bullying Community Forum at UUCA tomorrow -- at which the public is invited from noon to 1:30 -- here is a short video by a favorite musical group of mine...

Added by Rev. Michael McGee on March 9, 2012 at 12:06pm — No Comments

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