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Faith Formation Calendar for June

A pdf: faithformationcalendarjune 2015

2 hours ago

The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)


Thank You, Warriors

In the Civil War, following the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863, regiments of African American soldiers formed. One of them, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, featured in the 1989 film, “Gl

4 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

War Peace and Remembering

Garbage Day

Garbage day is coming The refuse trucks are rolling Down every street in town Disrupting our dreams With the sound of breaking glass Put out your trash Plie it high Recycle what you can What might be 

6 hours ago

Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

Poetry Religion and Spirituality

New Preaching Date: The First Parish in Cambridge

I will be preaching at the First Parish in Cambridge on June 28, 2015. 

6 hours ago

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


Finding the True Word: An Early Morning Reverie

Alse Young was hung in Windsor, Connecticut, on this day in 1647, becoming the first person in the American colonies to die convicted of witchcraft. (Some scholars suspect Alice Young Beamon, who some

12 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Announcements (June 2015)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GODDESS CIRCLE This is an open discussion circle for both men & women. June 7, 2015 Allison will be presenting:  Bagalamukhi One of the Wisdom Goddess

13 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

2015 EDITION: June 2015

Heads Above Water...

Here in Texas we've had rather a lot of rain this month. And now we've had six inches this evening, with plenty of thunder and lightning and a few hailstorms to keep things interesting. Houston is a s

20 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Silly face

Joy said about the drawing I posted earlier, “All self-portaits have that same expression.” True–it’s the expression of someone concentrating. Just to prove it wasn’t the only option, I did this oneju

23 hours ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

drawings self-portraits

Unintended lesson in perspective

I didn’t go to drawing today; it’s rare for all three of us in the family to have a weekday off, and we preserved it as a family day. I did some drawing at home, though, which I seldom do in any susta

1 day ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

art journal drawings self-portraits

Wild Blueberries

Wild blueberries plants don’t really photograph well–the plants are low to the ground and often in a large patch.  The flowers are tiny and bell shaped.  I have been trying to grow them in our yard fo

1 day ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

spirituality food Earth Awake to Earth Blueberries Gift Wild

Memorial Day 2015: Peace Pagoda

More often than not, I end up spending some part of Memorial Day weekend at the New England Peace Pagoda. It started as a way to hangout with a dear friend and then turned into an irregular habit and

1 day ago

irrevspeckay (Site / Info)


"We Were Young. We Have Died. Remember Us."

The young dead soldiers do not speak. Nevertheless, they are heard in the still houses: who has not heard them? They have a silence that speaks for them at night and when the clock counts. They say: W

1 day ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

peace war and Remembering

Asking Micah Bales’s question: Are we capable of planting churches?

A cautionary tale. I’ve worshipped with Micah here in D.C. so I sawa little of what he described but I’m certainly no Quaker, and (happily) have since gone back to my old church. But the critical mass

1 day ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Quakers Church development Church mission and identity District of Columbia


There is so much.. too much, really. Too much bad news, too much good news. Too much stimulation. Too many articles to read. Too many new ideas. Too much movement to respond to. Too much death. Too mu

1 day ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Featured Musings Personal Growth spiritual formation

A service without…

At the risk of austerity-mongering,  it’s worth asking what a small, or new, or fragile church can do without in its worship to make worship sustainable, and to free up money and energy for other part

1 day ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Mission and Polity

A Peek at Long Beach

Yesterday Jan & I were up for almost twenty-four hours in the madness of moving Jan & Helen the cat to our new home in Long Beach. I’ll remain here for a few days as we try to get a few things togethe

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)



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RevSean (Site / Info)

Birthdays (June 2015)

Many Happy Returns to our UUFP members and friends who will be celebrating their birthdays in June!  They are: Jeannine Christensen Alicia Hofler Helene Drees Susan Lopater Carrie Sheeler Lydia Disney

1 day ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

2015 Birthdays EDITION: June 2015

Less Successful Deadline Excuses

Golden Girls was on, and I hadn't hear that Sicily story before.   I wasn't feeling it. The colored pencils needed sorting. Chocolate chip pancakes do not make themselves.*  My kids were using my comp

1 day ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)


Bleg: how does the lectionary or church calendar work in once-a-month churches?

This is a blog-beg for preachers and ministers of any denomination who preach or have preached in churches that meet less than weekly, and who use a lectionary or observe a traditional church calendar

2 days ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Worship Christian Church Preaching