About Rev. Beth Long-Higgins

Rev. Beth Long-Higgins is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, musician, fiber artist and mother of two adult children.

Recent Blog Posts

Mobility Matters

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  July 18, 2019

Mobility matters. We may live in a mobile culture, but being mobile — navigating the space around us — is more fundamental. This navigation began from the time we..

Community of Friends

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  May 02, 2019

Community is a core concept that we value deeply at United Church Homes. When the Board, staff and residents gathered in 2015 to articulate a new vision, mission and..

Signs of New Life

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  April 25, 2019

We moved to a new city last fall. My fall and winter attention focused on getting the inside of the house in order. We knew that we would focus on the yard and outside..

Rest. What Rest?

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  April 03, 2019

What do death, sleep, music, sabbath and pauses from physical and mental exertion have in common? A simple four-letter word: Rest.


By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  March 14, 2019

It is an art to be able to ask questions. It is also a spiritual discipline. Sometimes, one question will lead to another because curiosity is generated and the desire..

Older Advocates

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  February 14, 2019

Advocacy is not often a word that we associate with people who are older. It usually brings to mind a specific cause, a specific historical moment or even specific..

Narratives on Aging

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  January 24, 2019

What is your narrative about your own aging process? We don't just start to form narratives about our aging after we have experienced decades of life. It is really a..


By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  January 10, 2019

We began this new year with wisdom from Parker Palmer — both in last week’s post and as he graced the gathering of participants at the Wisdom Conversation event on Jan...

Christmas is for Grown-ups

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  December 27, 2018

I recently had a brief conversation with an acquaintance about Christmas. The older adult indicated that they didn’t have much to “get ready” as Christmas really is for..