please… please.. please…please. I whispered the words softly, quietly. As I stood in the bridal waiting room at the back of the church, ten years ago, ready to step out to a church filled with family
Did you hear about the guy who was addicted to brake fluid? He said he could stop any time he wanted. . . . We all have our addictions. Whether it’s full-blown alcoholism or drug addiction or somethin
The Half-Won Blessing
the problem of maintaining church commitment became all the more acute. This commitment could not be automatically transmitted from generation to generation. What initially had been a voluntary self-s
Become totally empty Quiet the restlessness of the mind Only then will you witness everything unfolding from emptiness Lao Tse In order to enter the consciou
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A SONG OF INTERDEPENDENCE A Celebration of Communion for Unitarian Universalists Preface For nearly three hundred years it has been the continuous tradition of the First Unitarian Church of Providence
“Duty is a better guide than stars or statutes.” - Jenkin Lloyd Jones (Unitarian, soldier, reformer, educator, clergy) Love and Loyalty (1907) p.28 (via uuquotes)
Many Happy Returns to our UUFP members and friends who will be celebrating their birthdays in May! They are: Roy Schilling Richard Hudgins Valerie Gecowets Joe Wilson Caroline Fureymoore Jerry Dingus
EDITION: May 2014 Birthdays Birthday
[Paul] had a broad vision and a comprehensive grasp, and his thirty years’ ministry as an ambassador of Christ attests his intelligence not less than his zeal. He was grandly equipped for his work, no
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"Life is laden with opportunities for miracle or beauty, moments of choice that bless us if we seize..."
“Life is laden with opportunities for miracle or beauty, moments of choice that bless us if we seize them, even in a cold season.” - Elizabeth Lerner (Unitarian Universalist, clergy) With or Without C
"Failures are sure to come to most men, somewhere, somehow. When they come, let the man consult his..."
“Failures are sure to come to most men, somewhere, somehow. When they come, let the man consult his watch and see what time it is…and let him rally his forces for another charge in the hope of final v
“Compassion for myself is a slow growing crop, however carefully tended it yields an unreliable harvest.” - Barbara Pescan (Unitarian Universalist, clergy, poet) Morning Watch: Meditations (via uuquot
“Everyone suffers, but not everyone despairs. Despair is a consequence of suffering only when affliction cuts us off from others.” - Forrest Church (Unitarian Universalist, clergy, author) Love & Deat
Some days life seems overly complicated. Appointments and printer jams and traffic jams and a cell phone that has given up the ghost. I mutter about escaping to the countryside, away from all of this.
Part 1 The Book of Revelation is the estranged crazy uncle of the Christian Bible. The one who is never invited to family get-togethers, but still somehow shows up. When he does show up, you silently
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An instant classic by William Haefeli in The New Yorker, 2011 The attempt at re-envisioning Mothers’ (or Mother’s or Mothers) Day by calling it Mama’s (or Mamas or Mamas’) Day, by the organization Str
A colleague pointed out recently to me that I do something fairly naturally which is not something every minister or even every congregation knows how to do, which is to get the word out about signifi
Church planting in Unitarian Universalism has been slow, anemic and pitiful. In a cultural environment where increasing numbers of people seem to be not interested in the churches that are, planting
It was the day after our little chosen family Seder on Monday evening, the first night of Passover, when the New York Times ran a story about a major gefilte fish shortage.
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Today is Maundy Thursday, or Holy Thursday. Maundy is an old English word or maybe an old French or Latin word that is derived from “mandate,” which Jesus gave during his last dinner party with his be
Submitted by UUFP Office Administrator, Mary-Elizabeth ***OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION***2014 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the PeninsulaAnnual Membership Meeting:WhenSUNDAYMAY 18, 2014After second se
Announcements Events EDITION: May 2014 Reminders Annual Membership Meeting