Letters to the Editor

All are welcome at the gatherings | Letter to the Editor

Perhaps the fourth Sunday Continuing Conversations need some explanation. These conversations grew out of the need to talk more about various subjects aired by visitor speakers some years back at the Vashon Unitarian Fellowship.

The subjects ranged from raising chickens to death with dignity, and I opened my house so we could have at it. This has continued for four or five years now. Islanders come and share their beliefs and their occupations, and we get acquainted. We all learn about each other and are amazed by the width and depth of intellect, wisdom, empathy and passion we islanders have.

The people who come are not all Unitarians. They are Quakers, Methodists, Presbyterians, Christian Scientists, Buddhists, seculars, Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians. All are welcome. Who knows which is more important — the subject or the conviviality? Check The Beachcomber calendar for the subject to be discussed, or bring your own.

It’s always good to know your neighbors.

—  Dorothy Hall-Bauer

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the Nov 19
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates