John Miller

The Shameful Way We Treat People with Mental Illness

Iowa ranks dead last in the number of public beds available for people with mental illness.  The Polk County Jail is the largest mental institution in Iowa with Black Hawk County in the top five.  John will share with us how serious the problem is, how frightening it can be to have a mental illness, how … Continued

Whatever Happened to Forgiveness?

The world around us is becoming angrier and angrier.  As a result we do not listen to each other and we don’t accept someone’s apology for making a mistake.  “I’m sorry” is not in our vocabulary, especially in the political arena, which causes us to become more angry and isolated.  There are also times when … Continued

Flower Communion Festival

The Flower Communion ritual originated in 1923 among Unitarians in Czechoslovakia, and is practiced by many UU congregations around the world.  Each person is asked to bring a flower to church.  (If you forget, don’t worry; there will be extra flowers for you.)  The flowers will be arranged into a bouquet, symbolizing the community we … Continued