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UU Boulder Designated a Breakthrough Congregation

Congratulations to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, CO, which is recognized as a 2014 Breakthrough Congregation by the UUA! You can click the forward and back arrows on the image above to

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Mountain Desert District (Site / Info)

Congregational News Home Page


Today was a very ordinary day. Nothing special or particularly extraordinary happened. I woke up early and exercised. I made breakfast (frozen waffles tossed in the toaster), cleaned kitchen counters,

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Christine Organ (Site / Info)

parenting Children happiness friendship Dreams

Invest Like a Unitarian Universalist

  Your Congregation’s Money Talks with the UUCEF The Unitarian Universalist Common Endowment Fund (UUCEF) is an option for Unitarian Universalist Congregations that currently manage or direct the inve

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Blue Boat (Site / Info)

UUA Guides and Tools

Shaky Ground

(My niece’s kitchen after the Napa quake.) Sometimes (It doesn’t happen often Thank God Or your Lucky Stars) The ground Beneath you moves With such sudden violence It knocks you down Upon your knees A

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

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Why a Children’s Offering?

This year my congregation will be doing things a little differently, and will introduce a Children’s Offering into the elementary age classroom every Sunday.  Previously we had done an offering, but o

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The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

Stewardship Doing Church With Kids

September 18, 2014

"How can we begin to face the many injustices and strife in our world if we are unwilling or unable to face the anxieties in our own selves? Each of us, young and old, meek or bold, can be harbingers

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The Loving Room (Site / Info)


I was waiting at the Philly airport a few weeks ago after returning from my first trip home to Kentucky. I'll be doing a lot of this. It was a pleasant evening, and the safety officer was jovial and c

3 hours ago

A Jersey Girl in Kentucky (Site / Info)

The Oklahoma Black Mass: Controversy, Confusion and Religious Freedom

Amid a flurry of controversy and confusion, the Oklahoma Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City will be become the setting for a public Black Mass this Sunday, Sept. 21. The event, which is being bi

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

Religion Adam Daniels Archbishop Paul Coakley Dakhma of Angra Mainyu Mary Fallin Oklahoma Oklahoma City Oklahoma Civic Center The Satanic Temple

A Touch of Nature Makes the Whole World Kin: So What’s Our Excuse? (A Humanist “Theology” of Radical Welcome)

Mystical and Scientific The author of the Gospel of Matthew reports Jesus saying, “If you welcome your sisters and brothers only, what are you doing more than others? (5:47) Monk and mystic Thomas Mer

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

spirituality class relationships social justice Unitarian Universalist racism politics values diversity Faith Development Scripture World Community hospitality Power Environmental issues

the dovetailedness of things...

The development of everyday virtues and the dovetailedness of all things. It is nice to see woodworking talk infused in an understanding of educational philosophy. From the Kindergarten by Kate Dougla

7 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Ubuntu Linux for Ministry: a feature for orders of service

So, this hasn’t been a weekly Thursday feature as I intended. Nor is this, properly speaking, a Ubuntu Linux-only feature, as it’s uses LibreOffice Writer, and that’s available for Windows and Mac OS

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Worship Church administration FOSS Ubuntu Linux

Connected at the Root

If you looked at this tree from higher up, you might see it as a bunch of individual trees all leaning away from one another, rather than a single tree reaching out its branches. Perhaps we look at hu

9 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Fugitive Slave Law Catches More Northern Ire than Slaves

The infamous Fugitive Slave Act was passed by Congress on September 18, 1850.   It was one part of a larger Compromise of 1850 meant to ease tensions between slaveand free states.   It did not work.  

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

Texas California Compromise of 1850 Daniel Webster Democrats Free Soilers Fugitive Slave Act Henry Clay John C. Calhoun Popular Sovereignty Stephen Douglas Underground Railroad Whigs Zachary Taylor

Sleep And Other Overdoses

I love sleeping in. Oh, to sleep until noon would be so delicious. And yet... Like many people, I do best when I stick to a fairly regular sleep schedule. Messing with the timing or the total time muc

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Interfaith Candidate Accountability Night (18 September 2014)

This is a reminder to all our All Souls folks who signed up to turn out for the Accountability meeting: Interfaith Candidate Accountability Night Wednesday, 18 September 2014 7:00 – 8:30 PM Paradise B

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All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana » Announcements (Site / Info)

September 18–The Garden: Namaste

Many of us are familiar with the Sanskrit greeting/prayer, often used in yoga practices and other settings:  Namaste (pronounced “nah-mah-stay”).  The divine in me greets the divine in you.  Recently,

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

UU 7th Principle The Garden

Secret of the Incas

Just saw Secret of the Incas, the main inspiration for the Indiana Jones movies. I liked it more than I should've, given the erratic script, but I had fun mapping the characters on Casablanca and imag

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Writing movies

Shameless Self Promotion: Karen Wants to be a Minister on GoFundMe

CLICK HERE: http://www.gofundme.com/enriws This was the exact response from the husband when I brought up the whacky idea of doing some crowdsourced fundraising.  You know: Kickstarter.  Indiegogo.  T

17 hours ago

irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

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Millions of Adrian Petersons

First the good forecast — pro football player Adrian Peterson caught causing major permanent harm to at least two of his children newly exposes this nearly ubiquitous problem. That could well mean abu

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Harrumph! (Site / Info)

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