October 27, 2019
On October 27, 2019, Rev. Steve Edington (beloved former interim minister) returned to the FCU pulpit! The sermon title is also the title of a recently published book by Steve. It traces his religious and spiritual journey from an evangelical Baptist church in southern West Virginia to a forty-year career as a Unitarian Universalist minister; and offers some of the insights and conclusions he has come to along the way. Steve’s sermon has to do with how we explore and cultivate a relationship with that which we sense is greater than ourselves without getting too ensnared in religious language or terminology. It is part of our human condition to look beyond ourselves for some greater meaning or purpose in our lives. Our various religions have sought to deal with this condition—and it is a condition we all encounter however “religious” or not we may consider ourselves to be. Steve is the Minister Emeritus of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua, New Hampshire—a congregation he served for twenty-four years. He has also been an interim minister for several New England UU congregations—including a very delightful time at FCU! Currently Steve is the quarter-time consulting minister for the UU Church of Franklin, New Hampshire. Steve and his wife, Michele, live in Nashua.