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Sunday’s Service: Inspiration Illuminated

All are welcomed to join us for Worship Service on Sunday, May 28, at 10:30 a.m. with special guest Josh Gannon-Salomon. Every artist in every medium hears the question “Where do your ideas come from?

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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A DREAMer in Need: What Being Undocumented Means

Beacon Press author Eileen Truax illuminates the stories of the men and women fighting for their right to live here legally. Continue reading A DREAMer in Need: What Being Undocumented Means.

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UUA.org Top Stories (Site / Info)

Black People Can Never Be Respectable Enough (White Discomfort with the words ‘White Supremacy’)

(it looks like I might have to do a thread on respectability politics, so this will fit in somewhere) ok….since some of y’all are determined to stay willfully ignorant, let’s start with the actual def

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East Of Midnight (Site / Info)


Old-fashioned Montana politics

Here it is election day in Montana, a special to replace Ryan Zinke who's moved to D.C. to be Secretary of the Interior, and the intertubes are burning up with "body slam" headlines. It seems the aspi

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Get Ready! Readings, Videos, and Activities to Prepare for General Assembly

General Assembly in New Orleans will awaken and deepen the commitment of Unitarian Universalists to the power and possibility of working in solidarity with those on the margins. Below are resources to

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UUA.org Top Stories (Site / Info)

UUA Presidential Election: Get Details for Voting in June

Our elections of people to serve the members and congregations of the Association are at the heart of our fifth principle of our faith and our trust in the democratic process. Continue reading UUA Pre

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UUA.org Top Stories (Site / Info)

Elementary Age Service Project

Elementary Service Project from Olympia Unitarian Universalist on Vimeo.

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The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)


Reporting out from the Atlanta Consultation: An Update from the Interim Co-Presidents

The Unitarian Universalist Association's (UUA) Interim Co-Presidents, the Revs. Sofía Betancourt and William Sinkford and Dr. Leon Spencer, shared the following update regarding their recent meeting i

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UUA.org Top Stories (Site / Info)

Blueberry Bliss

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A Perfect World (Site / Info)

Obscure Unitarians: Emily Sophia Elliot Pardee Karns Dixon

Emily Elliott was born March 3, 1853 in Kane County, Ill., daughter of Wilson and Maria J. Elliot, both born in New Hampshire. Her family left Illinois and moved to a farm in California’s Central Vall

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Religion: people & places Unitarians in Palo Alto

The Seed and I—Intersecting Existences—1969

Covers from the Seed's first three years. Note:   I am finally getting around to continuing my memories of the Seed and its turbulent,  After my first encounter with actual Chicago Seed staffers on a

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Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout (Site / Info)

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New Book by Danielle Dulsky: Woman Most Wild

Woman Most Wild: Three Keys to Liberating the Witch Within, by Danielle Dulsky (New World Library, 2017) trade paperback, 6” x 9,” 252 pages. Also available as an e-book.   Although this book is mostl

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Medusa Coils (Site / Info)

Books Goddess traditions reviews

Free Joe Hill Show, May 28

A musical history of the 1937 Republic Steel Massacre by Mark Brooks, Utility Workers Union of America.  Sunday, May 28, 5 p.m., Centennial Park Event Shelter.  Free. Food. Labor friends, click here f

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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

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Invitation to CLF Congregational Meeting

The CLF will hold our annual meeting to elect Board and Nominating Committee members on Monday, June 12, 2017, at 8:00 pm (Eastern) via Zoom. Below is information on how to access the meeting and the

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Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

Keeping Up with the CLF


Scene: A couple weeks ago, at my desk at work. A woman from another agency calls. We have a brief conversation where she asks to talk to a colleague. I think to myself, “Huh, she sounds like the peopl

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FIELD NOTES (Site / Info)

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faith on a plane.

Talking with a colleague recently, he asked about the increased travel I am doing as a Congregational Life Consultant for the Southern Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association. I told him I en

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Speaking of… (Site / Info)

Spiritual practice racial justice Personal Reflections Public Theology Resisting immigration justice LGBTQ Justice

Composts & Mulches

Who knew that there were so many kinds of compost?  According to Michael Phillips in The Holistic Orchard, tree fruits prefer a fungally dominant compost, which you can get by using lots of leaves and

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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My Heart Sutra: A Zen Teacher Reflects on the Spiritual Life

My Heart Sutra When the heart of compassion walked through the gate of wisdom, she looked into the body of the world and each of us, seeing each of us and the world itself is boundless. And with this

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Last Wednesday Night Dinner before the summer break is May 31

at 6 p.m., in the social hall. Dinners will resume August 2. The meal is catered by FUUN’s own Ken Fagan or Gene Dixon who provide vegetarian and gluten-free options. Beverages are provided. The cater

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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

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Strawberry Moon Drum Circle: Friday, June 9

7-11 p.m. in the Morgan House. Gather/set up/warm up begins at 7 p.m., drumming officially begins after our (short and prompt) 8 p.m. circle. No pagan beliefs required. Everyone is welcome! Bring a po

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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

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New Preaching Date: Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn

I will be returning to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn on July 9, 2017. 

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Colin Bossen: Writer, Preacher, Organizer (Site / Info)


Midsummer Ritual for Transparency and Accountability: Sunday, June 18

7-8 p.m. in the social hall. Midsummer is the apex of sunlight, our natural disinfectant. As we gather to celebrate the longest day of the year, we will also continue our Social Justice Wheel of the Y

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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

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Joy and Happiness, Evolution, Money

Joy, part 1 I do believe there’s a difference between happiness and joy. A British website called psychologies explains it this way: “Joy is more consistent and is cultivated internally. It comes when

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)


A Time for Prayer: A piece written for the Brahmo Samaj, India following the 2005 7/7 London bombings and offered again, today, after the suicide attack in Manchester

My Brahmo Samaj Manual of Devotions & Rituals & Brahmo Dharma Naturally, the dreadful suicide bombing in Manchester this week brought back memories of the last suicide attacks here in the UK in London

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CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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British Occultist Florence Farr honoured by Theosophical Society

LONDON —  On April 29, The Theosophical Society in London hosted a memorial day to honour the late 19th century occultist Florence Farr. For years, Farr has been seen merely as an adjunct of the men o

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism news U.K. Caroline Wise Allan Johnson Christina Oakley Harrington Florence Farr Isabella Van Der Roux Robin Bier Treadwell's Bookshop

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

I finally saw this movie under interesting circumstances a few days ago, on the Friday of Mother’s Day weekend, with my kid and my kid’s mom. We’ve been separated, mostly cordially and affectionately,

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John A Arkansawyer (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism personal politics

Revisiting Michael Roberts' call for a good, progressive, leftist, liberal rhetoric

Michael Roberts A while back, during the EU Referendum last year, I posted a piece in which I quoted a short piece by the English poet, literary critic and mathematician and mountaineer Michael Robert

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CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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STLT#236, O Thou Joyful Day

Regular readers will note that I was excited that this was the title I’d be singing on the day of my ordination. However, I forgot to adjust the spreadsheet for Light of Ages and of Nations and Amazin

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

On Knowing What We Don’t Know

Knowing that you don’t know what you don’t know. Socrates declared that supreme knowledge a long time ago. Even earlier, a Hindu scribe had penned, One believes in existence; Another says, “There is n

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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the necessity of doing it.

Today is the Celebration of the Child at Clear Spring School. In addition to music and performances, each child will be honored for their qualities that make them special in our small community. Presi

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)