AT THE CHURCH O THE PINES, the congregation of birds, squirrels, possums, and other critters had to fend for themselves this Sunday morning, as the parson headed for Virginia, MN to visit our affiliated congregation at Mesabi Unitarian Universalist Church. They have a lovely and well-behaved membership as well, though not quite as fancy dressers as our piney woods foxes, blue jays, or Sparky the Cardinal. And gathered in a beautiful little chapel that has been a welcoming place-of-the-spirit for loving and liberal-minded UU folks in Iron Range country for 110 years!! What a delightful morning we had sharing EarthSongs and Earthstories. Thank you, Mesabi U.U. for the invitation!