Posts Tagged: Caitlin

Welcoming Transience

May 27, 2018 | Rev. Caitlin Cotter Coillberg When I was a sophomore in college I did a maritime studies program based out of Mystic Seaport in Connecticut. As part of that program I joined with classmates on a research project studying the eating habits of cormorants — it was mostly very stinky work identifying… Read more »

Playing with Place

“Playing with Place” Rev. Caitlin S. Cotter | July 30, 2017 One of my favorite parts of being your Minister of Congregational Life and Learning is that I get to lead Family Circles on first Sundays during the school year. These Family Circles are an opportunity for children and their caregivers to come together and… Read more »

Play’s the Thing

“Play’s the Thing” By Rev. Caitlin S. Cotter | July 23, 2017 When was the last time you saw a live theater performance? For some of us that may be a painful question, given the price of tickets in this town. But I hope everyone has had some opportunity to see a play of some sort… Read more »

The Practice of Play

“Playing Around: The Practice of Play” By Rev. Caitlin S. Cotter | July 16, 2017 One of the best things about summer, in my mind, is the unexpected adventures. Last week I had a free day in Denver after my family reunion, and a colleague friend who lives there invited my spouse and I to the… Read more »

Rejoice and Resist

“Rejoice and Resist” By Rev. Caitlin S. Cotter | July 2, 2017 Last Sunday Rev. Julia and I, along with a good chunk of our Youth Group, were far away in steamy New Orleans for the 2017 Unitarian Universalist General Assembly — gathered with 3,000 other Unitarian Universalists to do the work of Unitarian Universalism. We… Read more »

Sun in Drag

“Sun in Drag” By Rev. Caitlin S. Cotter | June 18, 2017 Last month I talked about how our American Unitarian Heritage is steeped in a deep love and respect for learning and education, how Unitarians have historically believed that people are good and can be even better. I mentioned in passing that we also have… Read more »

Learners Welcome Here

“LEARNERS WELCOME HERE: Embodying Unitarian Universalism” By Rev. Caitlin S. Cotter | Preached May 28, 2017 On the 14th of September in 1997, at the Emmy Award Night in Pasadena, Rev. Fred Rogers was awarded a lifetime achievement award. You may remember his show, Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, that long running public television program that reminded its… Read more »

Free to Geek

“Free to Geek” By Rev. Caitlin S. Cotter | Preached April 30, 2017 One of the questions people often have about Unitarian Universalism when they first learn about us is what our holy book is. The thing is, just like we don’t have a creed as Unitarian Universalists, no brief authoritative formula of religious belief that… Read more »

Words of Resistance

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2017 “Words of Resistance: Tact, Kindness, and What We Say” Rev. Caitlin Cotter When I was a teenager I kept a hand-lettered sign on my wall that read, “Tact is not saying the right thing at the right moment, but refraining from saying the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” This was a… Read more »

Who Do We Come From?

SUNDAY, October 16, 2016 “Who Do We Come From?” Rev. Caitlin Cotter I think it’s so appropriate, today, to have rested for a moment in the beauty of a song about gratitude. Because we have so much we can thank our ancestors for, those who have helped form us into the people who we are today,… Read more »