A Message from the Minister
Email Rev. Frank
I love the church for its potential to change individual lives and, in the fullness of time, to transform the world. Having served here for over ten years now, I continue to be glad and grateful to be the parish minister here! This is a lovely congregation of good and caring people, doing a lot of good out in the community. If you’re checking us out, I hope you’ll come and see for yourself how special this congregation is.
Even with its faults and shortcomings, I still believe in the church. I see its potential to be a community of liberation which inspires and empowers people’s lives, reminds us we are part of something larger than our individual selves, helps us come together to heal and bless our world.
As one who sensed a call to the ministry at midlife, I am ever glad and grateful to be here at UUCH. I feel so blessed that this congregation called me to be their minister. But callings aren’t just for clergy—I believe we are all called, to be who we were born to be, to live more fully these lives we have been given, to increase the love and justice in our world.
I bring to the ministry my years of work as a photographer, which taught me to look for what is not immediately obvious, to think on my feet, to appreciate the beauty of diversity, to stay calm under pressure. I bring my experience as a fly fisherman and lover of the outdoors, which teaches me to watch and listen, and reminds me that we most often find the holy outside the church’s walls. And I bring my experience as a husband and father, which continues to teach me to pay attention, to balance work and family, that commitment is a gift and a blessing.
Please don’t hesitate to be in touch with me if you’d like to connect. I’m generally in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Friday is my sermon writing day and Monday is my day off. I hope to have the chance to get to know you, and I wish you blessings on your journey.
Rev. Frank Clarkson