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New CLF Military Ministry Website!

It is my honor and privilege to invite Military Affiliated Unitarian Universalists (and indeed all Unitarian Universalists) to visit the new Military Ministry Website, sponsored by the Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF).


We hope it will become a place for those of us of liberal faith with a connection to the military to build community with one another, to connect with serving Chaplains and Chaplain Candidates, to post resources, and to share our stories. At times, it is hard to be a military member in Unitarian Universalism, just as it is hard to be a Unitarian Universalist in the military. Our hope is to bring those military members and their families whose service keeps them away from our congregations into community with Military Affiliated UUs who find a home in the congregations of our faith.

A Military Affiliated UU is someone who identifies as a Unitarian Universalist who is a military servicemember, a military spouse, a military veteran, a military family-member, a Department of Defense employee, a military contractor, or the friend of any of these who wishes to build community with other Military Affiliated Unitarian Universalists.

The Church of the Larger Fellowship began during World War II, as a way for Unitarian Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines to stay connected to their faith while they were serving overseas. Though Unitarian Universalists may disagree on issues of war and peace, our faith supports all of those who serve, who have served, and their families.

We would like to thank the Church of the Larger Fellowship for making this ministry a part of their vision, and we look forward to working with them in the years to come in partnership on this important ministry. Specifically, we would like to thank the Rev. Jane Rzepka, Lorraine Dennis, and Andrea Fiore for their help and support in putting this online presence together.

Come, come whoever you are….

Yours in Faith,

David Pyle
1LT, USAR Chaplain Candidate
MOD Minister, Great Lakes Military Ministry

7 Thoughts on “New CLF Military Ministry Website!

  1. :or the friend of any of these who wishes to build community with other Military Affiliated Unitarian Universalists.

    Could that possibly include the Supreme Commander of the U*U Jihad Navy? πŸ˜‰

  2. Robin,

    No, I dont think that Unitarian Jihad members count. That should be its own site..;)

    Yours in Faith,

    Brother Broadsword of Right Relations

  3. No worries David.

    It was just one of those “just asking” things. πŸ˜‰

    Hopefully *some* Military Affiliated UUs get a chuckle or two out of the “military ministry” of The Dagger Of Sweat Reason’s U*U Jihad Armed Forces. πŸ™‚

    Certainly no *offense* is intended to Unitarian Universalists in the military with the sole exception of if or when I deliberately target one who has caused offense, as has happened in the past. Speaking of which, does anyone know what happened to prospective UU Naval Chaplain Eric Johnson? We had a couple of virtual naval battles online in the past but in the end he pretty much came around and I bear him no ill will. I am curious about what became of him as he seems to have disappeared from the U*U World if not the real world. Is he still in the Navy? Is he still a Unitarian Universalist, whether in the military or not? I have made some inquiries about this apparent “man overboard” here and there in the past but so far have not received any replies.

    Adios My Friend, πŸ™‚

    Robin Edgar

  4. Robin,

    I know no offense was intended… and I was being a little tongue in cheek myself. I dont break out my UU Jihad name for just anyone you know. πŸ˜‰

    I sent you a private email answering your question (as best I can) about Eric. Its not a big secret or anything, just trying to respect his privacy. But he chose not to continue the path to become a military chaplain.

    Yours in Faith,


  5. Just to be clear David I mean that no offense is intended to Unitarian Universalists in the military, or anyone else in the military for that matter, in terms of my “electronic virtual warfare” U*U Jihad blog posts involving any and all imagined U*U Jihad Armed Forces. I do hope that, if anything, military people will appreciate their humor and satire and possibly even be somewhat honored by some of them.

  6. One more thing David,

    I don’t break out with

    “Adios My Friend”

    for just anyone. πŸ™‚

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