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Monday, January 14, 2008

This week at Kate Braestrup, Assoc Sunday.

An excerpt from Kate Braestrup's memoir, Here If You Need Me, tells the story of how the Unitarian Universalist chaplain ministered to the brother of a woman who killed herself in the Maine woods. Don Skinner profiled Braestrup's wilderness chaplaincy back in 2005.

In the news, Don Skinner reports that Unitarian Universalists have given $1.1 million to growth initiatives through the UUA's "Association Sunday" fundraising effort. Sonja Cohen, meanwhile, tracks Unitarian Universalists in the media.

And in case you missed them while I was on vacation, check out these stories from the past two weeks: Robert Fulghum relates how humor has helped him bridge the cultural divide in Crete, his home away from home. Jane Greer profiles an Illinois congregation that recycled its old church. Don Skinner profiles George Tyger, a UU minister who left parish ministry to become an Army chaplain. And Don also reports on diverse and sometimes unusual musical ensembles in UU congregations.

Copyright © 2008 by Philocrites | Posted 14 January 2008 at 9:13 AM

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Justine Urbikas:

January 16, 2008 11:19 AM | Permalink for this comment

I met Kate Braestrup when Little, Brown and Company (her publishers) were making their way through Chicago.

I got an advanced copy of her memoir and really loved it. She writes very well-- one page will make you want to sob, then laugh out loud on the next. I don't know if that passage quite does her book justice.

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