A Good Word?

The Reverend Emily Melcher

What’s a preacher to say in times like these? What would constitute “A Good Word” in the context of the resurgence of heteropatriarchy and the eruption of white nationalism, when the values we hold dear are increasingly being eroded, and human greed has driven the climate past the point of no return? Whether the mid-term elections have engendered hope or despair, this is no time for withdrawal into complacency; it is the time to resist, and to build resilience for the long-haul. Today I’ll share some questions and observations about how we might do that, hand-in-hand and arm-in-arm.

Gladys Howard, worship leader

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20103 State Route 525, Freeland, Washington
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Our Mailing Address:
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island
P.O. Box 1076
Freeland, WA 98249

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Our Minister

The Reverend Emily Melcher:

The Reverend Emily Melcher is an Ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister who served as Interim Minister in congregations in VT, CT, and WA prior to accepting our half-time position at UUCWI. She lives in Olympia and travels to Whidbey twice a month to conduct services. Emily is also pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry in Spiritual Renewal, Contemplative Practice, and Strategic Leadership at Claremont School of Theology.

You can contact her at minister@uucwi.org.

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