“Stump the Minister”

Every June, we have a service called “Question Box,” where you get to ask me questions, any kind of questions, and I answer them. Ours is not the only church to have this service, it’s a bit of a tradition in many congregations. At Northwoods UU Church, where I did my “brick and mortar” (e.g. not the internet one) internship, they referred to this as the “Stump the Minister” service.

This year, I suspect it will be quite easy to Stump the Minister. First, ask me any question about the future. I joked recently to a friend that right now, my most-oft used emoji is: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ — a shrug. When will they develop a vaccine? When will we be back in the sanctuary? What will happen with schools in September? And what will life be like, post-coronavirus?

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It is a helpful emoji for these times.

However, I promise, the Question Box service will not be me simply shrugging over and over again, humorous as that might be. So, have at it. Bring me your questions. Preferably, send me a video of you asking the question (because we are all so lonesome for each other’s faces), but it’s also okay to just type up your question into an email — minister@liveoakuu.org. Please send them by this Saturday evening – thanks!