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Getting The Medicine Down

The start of the month means it is time to give our dog her heartworm pill.  Apparently these pills don't taste great, or perhaps she's fussy, but tossing it in her food bowl or wrapping it in a piece

2 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Faith: The Size and Strength Tests

Is your faith big enough? Is it strong enough? The size test: Most of us have faith – we trust – in certain people. When I say “big” enough, I mean: if those people, for some reason or no reason, were

9 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Newsletter Column

Recognizing Transgender Persons

“A huge number of Americans now have gay family members, gay co-workers ... but most of them don't know a transgender person, and that means we're ripe for scapegoating. There are a lot of people in t

10 hours ago

The Human Spirit (Site / Info)

Transgender "Southern Comfort" gender reassignment gender rights

Are We Ready? A New Church Year Begins

  Ready or not, here it comes.  “It” is of course, a new school year.  The kids in my life (even my own homeschooled kids) are all making transitions this week: new schools, new classes, new teachers,

13 hours ago

The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

Ministry with Youth Nuts and Bolts of Religious Education Religious Education Curricula

When in doubt, choose the side of Compassion

The Thursday following the fundamentalist disruption of worship service at First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans, a Pro-Woman, Pro-LBGTQ, Pro-Religious Freedom rally was planned for City

13 hours ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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The Graph and the Axes

Cynthia asks in a comment: What are the axes for a graph that you would propose? Would it make sense to frame one where one was government focused on protection from outside threats vs. government foc

14 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Justice, Freedom and Song at Church?

by Maggie Reeder“It’s the song about love between my brothers and sisters …” Finger snapping and joyous voices rang loud and clear this week at Emerson. It was not so much a sermon as a musical docume

15 hours ago

Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church - Blog (Site / Info)


The God that is rejected by the “unbeliever” may be an illusion and wholly worthy of rejection.

After all, a multitude of conceptions of God, and of the love of God, has appeared in the history of religion; not all of them can possibly be true. Many of these illusions are doggedly tenacious. The

16 hours ago

Stone By Stone (Site / Info)


Pride FEST 2014

by Brad Garbus On August 23, 2014 Town Point Park in Norfolk Virginia was transformed into our regions annual Pride Festival.   The festival organizers anticipated nearly 15,000 people to attend this

18 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

social justice welcoming congregation EDITION: September 2014 Pride Fest


An opportunity for learning and discussion on a variety of thought provoking topics. Every Sunday morning at 9:30 Schedule for September 2014 Sept.  7—-THE ORIGINS of JAPANESE BUDDHISM—Ray McAdaragh B

19 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Adult Religious Education EDITION: September 2014

Deconstructing the Messiah church order of service: the text

So, before I break this apart, I want to show you an old order of service from the defunct Church of the Messiah (Universalist) in Philadelphia. (I wrote about Messiah Home, it’s former retirement hom

19 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Worship Universalism "Independent Universalist"

Mmmmmmacaroni and Cheese

Left to their own devices, my sons might eat macaroni and cheese every meal of their lives.  An admonition to "Make it from scratch" does not slow them down much, and one even follows all the steps in

1 day ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Embracing a New Universalism

Embracing a new universalism We find our completeness in knowing that we are woven out of each other and the cosmos itself. By James Ishmael Ford The spiritual tradition of Unitarian Universalism is r

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Happy Labor Day

To cheer you up on Labor Day 2014, here are some reports on labor issues from various sources: Yesterday, the San Francisco Chronicle pointed out that most tech companies in the Bay Area neither suppo

1 day ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

social justice

The First Week of September is the Loneliest Time in Church

So I haven't gotten tired of waving at people yet.  This past week as folks have returned from various points there has been a rush of friendly greetings from cars and sidewalks.  In the coffee shop I

1 day ago

Burbania Posts! (Site / Info)

Reflections church life

Growing the Beloved Community, Twelve Months a Year

Originally posted on UU Fellowship of the Peninsula: For all that is our life! by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard Not long after I’d moved to Connecticut in early 2001, I learned that there was a Unitarian

1 day ago

Life's Too Short To Sing The Melody (Site / Info)



A few months ago, I received an invitation to audition for Jeopardy. Competing on the trivia show has been a life-long ambition of mine, and this is the second time I’ve gone through an in-person audi

1 day ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)


I Would Like to Introduce Myself

Dear Members and Friends of the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, I would like to introduce myself to you as your new Director of Lifespan Religious Exploration. My name is Tina DeYoe and I am very much

1 day ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)


Some of Our Achievements and Challenges of This Last Month

It is hard to believe that August is almost gone and we are speeding towards colder weather! As we move into the fall and a new church year, I want to highlight some of our achievements and challenges

1 day ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)


The very title (The Love of God)…will arouse hostility in some minds.

Love of family, of friends, of country–these are loves that may be, and often are, frustrated or perverse. No one, however, doubts the reality of these objects of devotion. It is not so with “the love

1 day ago

Stone By Stone (Site / Info)