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Wee Beests to Boston

After a very unsatisfying and crowded first go at the Strandbeests last weekend, we had a much closer, leisurely and just better time when the small versions arrived in downtown Boston today. They bro

8 hours ago

Harrumph! (Site / Info)

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Media roundup: Ten years after Katrina, UUs still helping

A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources.

8 hours ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Blessing the Backpacks -- Backpack Charm Craft Instructions

From my wonderful colleagues I got the idea of doing a "blessing of the backpacks" as the children of the congregation go off to school.  It's not a new idea -- Christian churches have been doing it f

8 hours ago

Rev. Cyn (Site / Info)

Education Children ingathering

Whiteness and Apocalypse

Reflecting on the UUSCJ GROW Climate Justice Training By Amelia Diehl I am so grateful to have been able to attend the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice(UUCSJ) Grounded and Resilient Or

10 hours ago

Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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The Need to Say No

In adolescence in particular there is a strong need to call out those things that are fake, those niceties required by society but performed without any sincerity. This impulse, the impulse to say no

10 hours ago

Atlanta Unitarian (Site / Info)

spiritual growth

School Supply Drive

Children’s RE and The Got Kids Group are having a school supply drive to benefit the Boys and Girls Club. If you are school supply shopping for your own kids or would just like to help some kids this

11 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

2015 EDITION: September 2015 Special Event

On Dylan Roof and Vester Lee Flanagan II

It's easy to find identitarians who wave away mental illness and blame belief systems when they speak of Dylann Roof, a white racist who murdered black people. Googling "dylann roof white privilege" b

12 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

identitarianism killing

even optimists get the blues.

I saw it from across the room and knew immediately it was for me. I am not into art, but this painting captivated me – the colors, the lines, the way it caught the light. I knew it would fit beautiful

12 hours ago

Speaking of... (Site / Info)


Sunday, August 30, 2015 – From Chaos to Creation

Sunday, August 30 at 11:00 a.m. – From Chaos to Creation – “Invention,” according to Mary Shelley, “does not consist of creating out of void, but out of chaos.” The old mythologies teach us to believe

14 hours ago

The Interlake Unitarian (Site / Info)

Youth Civic Engagement for a Sustainable Tomorrow

UU–UNO Interns  Jen Caplan and Audrey Carleton report from the United Nations International Youth Day, where the theme was Youth Civic Engagement. Learn more about leadership opportunities at the comp

15 hours ago

Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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A Floridian’s View: Separation of UU & Pagan

The CUUPs group to which I belonged had a number of members who were comfortable with Pagan events, beliefs, and people, but were reluctant to consider joining any Pagan group, since they were already

15 hours ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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After going back to the beautiful window house, we are feeling more confused than ever. We are hoping to simplify our lives, yet this house would need so much work before we could move in. And would i

16 hours ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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First Video!

Did that work? If not, here’s the link. I did it! My first video! Well, not my first ever, just my first for this project and my first in almost a year (since last Halloween, in fact). Wow. I’m terrif

16 hours ago

Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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We Love in a Community of Constant Change

 “Wow. You may not be ordained, but you’re doing ministry already.” – Rev. Peter Morales, President, Unitarian Universalist Association(UUA). Watch as Nelson Maroukian, UUA Summer Seminary 2015 gradua

17 hours ago

Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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Interdependent Web: Find the wellspring in your core

A weekly roundup of blogs and other user-generated web content about Unitarian Universalism.  

17 hours ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Column: Fear of a Blue Sky

I. Fire and Bone: July, 2006 I was hurrying home, deep in thought and not paying attention, when I walked right into his sign, accidentally tearing it with my boot as I plowed through the cardboard. I

18 hours ago

The Wild Hunt | A modern Pagan perspective. (Site / Info)

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the schooled mind...

The interesting thing is that most folks know the truth of what follows, but neglect to do anything about it. Schooling appears out of control and too large a vessel to turn in such a narrow port. Sch

18 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Birthdays (September 2015)

Many Happy Returns to our UUFP members and friends who will be celebrating their birthdays in SEPTEMBER!  They are: Larry Baer John Kelly Sara Drees Bob Smith Lin Chambers Rachel Bevins Victoria Schmi

19 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

2015 EDITION: September 2015 Birthdays

Announcements (September 2015)

BUILDINGS & GROUNDS Planning work party for Building and Grounds, which is your preference: Sept. 12th or 26th. Jobs:  Building- painting the trim; Grounds- general clean up of yard to include mowing,

19 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)


Heavy Clouds

Some days clouds seem like the lightest things imaginable: the thin wisps of cirrus or the cotton-ball fluffiness of cumulus. But on other days clouds advance with oppressive gravity, the threat of fl

21 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


The Legacy of Emmett Till 60 Years Later

Emmett Till and his mother Mamie dressed up for Easter the spring before his death. It may have been pure coincidence.   Probably was.   And I don’t remember his namebeing mentioned through the long p

23 hours ago

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

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Abba Moses the Black

One of my favorite books is the Wisdom of the Desert by Thomas Merton. It recounts some of the teachings of the desert fathers and mothers, Christian monastics in the fourth and fifth centuries within

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Universalist polity persists today

A couple of weeks ago, I was batting back and forth with an informed Unitarian Universalist friend about our polity, when at one point he zeroed in at the settled clergy vote at General Assembly, at w

1 day ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Universalism General Assembly Universalist history Mission and Polity

Fish Is Not Just Fish

We don’t have clear, widely understood language to differentiate between very similar but critically different approaches to polytheism. For the sake of those who are seeking, we desperately need to f

1 day ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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I Will Never Abandon You

The great Alan Senauke sings some ancient truths to us…

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Blessing of the Backpacks — A Mini Primer

Such a brilliant idea: a Blessing of the Backpacks. I first encountered it in Full-Week Faith, created by Karen Bellavance Grace through the Fahs Collaborative, which is ” is an exciting laboratory th

1 day ago

Awake & Witness (Site / Info)

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Obama’s Efforts to Fight Climate Change: Two Small Steps Forward, One Large Step Backward

By Robert Oswald and Michelle Bamberger Photo credit: Pete Souza In August of 2013, President Barack Obama released his “Climate Action Plan” that was to form a roadmap for transforming our energy sup

1 day ago

Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

Environment and Conservation Science and Medicine Michelle Bamberger Robert Oswald The Real Cost of Fracking

Press Kit: Help spread the labor struggle of #Greenpeace canvassers

Here is a collection of all the major media we have available to media. Please spread this as far and as wide as you can, because the GP strike is going well, but it needs media attention to sustain i

1 day ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Fall 2015 Route = Heading west!

Our route is locked in.  Didn’t plan on the extra miles for Oregon and Washington this trip but just couldn’t see going all the way to Berkeley and not hitting them!  Taking it easy as we go, so we’ll

1 day ago

traveling tUUsome (Site / Info)

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The Not Quite Indestructible Margaret Bourke-White

Magaret Bourke-White in her element as an industrial photographer in 1935. Sean Callahan , an awe struck admirer and author of the book Margaret Bourke-White: Photographer noted, “The woman who had be

1 day ago

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

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