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Fun for EVERYONE on September 13th!

by Chris Hockman, Student Minister Come ONE AND ALL to our Fellowship Family Picnic at the Aqueduct Boys & Girls Club! Sunday, Sept. 13th 12:30 – 2:30. Check out the club and meet the children! We’ll

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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How Do I Recycle? Common Recyclables

From the EPA:  Find a Recycling Location Near You The following links exit the site Exit Earth911 1-800-RECYCLING.com Disclaimer : These sites are listed for informational purposes only. US EPA does n

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Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke (Site / Info)

Green Team Blog

On the Bridge

By Ronnie Greene Today marks the tenth anniversary of the Danziger Bridge shootings. Ronnie Greene’s Shots on the Bridge was released on the same day the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed a

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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Interdependent Web: Controversial banners get reactions

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

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Three Things You Can Do to Help Syrian Refugees

In the face of the devastating and inhumane conditions in Syria, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. What can one person or a group of people do to help Syrians? The Canadian Unitarian Council has ways fo

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Creating the Kodak Moment Memories by the Million

Young George Eastman around 1880.. Until George Eastman came along photography was a cumbersome process with bulky equipment which required as much skill at chemistry as on focusing the lens.   It was

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

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In Praise of Coffee and a Celebration of the Joy of Finding a Local Roaster

I adore my morning cup (sometimes two) of coffee. I love my morning cup (sometimes two) of coffee. And so I’m pleased as punch it appears the earliest attested use of coffee was at the Sufi communitie

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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And the mic dropped…

Bro! Listen to the kids! On Sunday, August 30th, Kanye West gave a speech at the MTV Video Music Awards. I know, I know, that happened a week ago, but I was listening to his speech the other day and r

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

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Marcus Aurelius on finding Happiness

Observe what your nature wills and allow nothing to distract you. You have searched and searched but happiness has eluded you. You have not found happiness in logic nor in wealth nor in fame nor in pl

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Theopoetics (Site / Info)

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Column: Our Forgotten Season of Gratitude

Whenever I speak about gratitude, I usually get eye rolls. And I do get it. The world is now replete with self-help books expressing its spiritual benefits. It is impossible to get through afternoon t

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

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bent elm...

In the school wood shop, I seem to have managed to make a workable bow that my students will have success with, both in the making and in archery. In addition, I've begun work on my 9th and 10th tiny

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Seeking Divinity in Darkness

When urgency for the mission at hand overwhelms my ability to connect, it is critical that I find the time to seek the Goddess, sit with her in the darkness and refill my spiritual cup.

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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An Invitation

Do you want to play? Huh? Do you? Somewhere, right now, there is an invitation to play, to connect, to have fun. Will you throw the ball? Who or what invites you into play? The Daily Compass offers wo

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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September 4–Culture and Tradition: Denying What Is

In so far as one denies what is, one is possessed by what is not, the compulsions, the fantasies, the terrors that flock to fill the void. Ursula K. LeGuin We could not be served up more glaring examp

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Walking Out of Prison

“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.” ―Nelson Mandela How have you walked out from

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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darksilenceinsuburbia: Assaf...

darksilenceinsuburbia: Assaf Evron:  #BlackTransLiberationTuesday In 2015, a reported 18 black trans women have been murdered in America. Just 12 transgenderwomen of any race were killed in the entire

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RevSean (Site / Info)

4 Steps To Re-enchant The World

The desire to re-enchant the world is like a craving for a food you can’t describe because you’ve never had it, but you’re sure there must be something that tastes like what you’re thinking, if only y

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Endowment grants 2015-2016

The trustees of the UUFP Endowment are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 grants.  We received two proposals that very clearly supported the Endowment goals of supporting the long term mis

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Nurturing the Spirit…

At a recent seminar for ministers, we were led in various spiritual practices over the course of a few days.  Many of those practices involved contemplative experiences—and, namely, silence.  Silence.

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Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church (Site / Info)

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Receiving the Invite

Do not try to save the whole world or do anything grandiose. Instead, create a clearing in the dense forest of your life and wait there patiently, until the song that is your life falls into your own

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