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In Praise of Being Temporarily Off-Kilter

Different people experience awe from different things. Overall, travel ranks high. A clear night and a star-filled sky gazed at for a while is also effective for many people. There are certain sensati

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Why Is There Awe

What I’m Doing

By Claire Sexton UUWF Vice President/Funding Programs I awoke on November 9 as if from a bad dream, my young son had made a mess that I wasn’t ready to deal with, and I’d stayed up late the night befo

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Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation (Site / Info)

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STLT#60, In Time of Silver Rain

Some might say this is unsingable. It’s a complex, twentieth-century modern, sometimes atonal piece of music, and to the average congregant trying to sing for the first time, makes no sense and might

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Hymn by Hymn

Gone Sitting

I’m off to sesshin at the Boundless Way Temple in Worcester, Massachusetts. See you all in a couple of days. In the meantime watch out for those flying bricks. Sometimes they’re love notes. Sometimes

13 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Too Busy? Maybe You Need Some Awe

Awe doesn't magically create more time. It just feels like it does. Do you feel time starved? It seems like a feature of contemporary life – busy-ness, busy-ness, busy-ness. Even the term, the concept

23 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Why Is There Awe

To Be Hopeless Would Seem So Strange

Our reading from this Sunday was the poem, “Try to Praise the Mutilated World” by the Polish pet, Adam Zagajewski. Where were you when you found out?  Seems like an odd thing to be asking today.  I wa

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Cheno Words (Site / Info)

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Sunset over the River Cam

On the way back from visiting an unwell member of the congregation who lives out of town I cycled home along the tow path of the River Cam. It was a beautiful evening and I stopped for ten minutes or

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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As the People Fell into a Well

JUNK The popular Christian writer Father Richard Rohr says, “If your religion is not showing you how to transform your pain, it is junk religion.” I’d expand on that and say that if your politics is n

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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STLT#59, Almond Trees, Renewed in Bloom

I am likely going to disappoint you all today – because I’m struggling to articulate much of anything this morning. I’m not feeling witty (although when I am these days, I am grateful – thanks to Vict

1 day ago

http://farfringe.com (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

Upcoming Adult Forums

12/4 Meg Glenn Albiez The Committee on Ministry quietly goes about a job vital to the health of our Fellowship. Meg will discuss the work they do. 12/11 Walter Clark Building a Personal Credo: What mo

1 day ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Happy Birthday, Rex Stout (And, Okay, Nero Wolfe)!

I did note this last year. But, that’s kind of how such things work. Today, as it turns out, is Rex Stout’s birthday and therefore, Nero Wolfe’s… A big deal for me. I’ve read, I’m moderately confident

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Obscure Unitarians: Isabel Dye Butler

BUTLER, ISABEL DYE— A key figure in the history of Unitarianism in Palo Alto, and a Mexican-American (but not an immigrant), she was born July 9, 1840 (other sources say June, 1840), in an old adobe h

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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The Curious Case of the (Russian) Spam Bot

Sunday I preached a sermon that leveled a prophetic critique against the incoming Trump administration. I labeled it a neo-Confederate project and argued that in the coming years liberal religious com

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

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2016-2017 UUA Common Read!

“The Third Reconstruction”: Looking for a good read? Inspiration? Social justice ideas? Holiday gift? Now’s the time to read “The Third Reconstruction” by Rev. Dr William Barber, the pastor who got Mo

2 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Green Sanctuary: Climate Justice

The Paris Agreement One Year Later:  A year ago, our Climate Justice project was a petition (presented for signatures to both our congregation and the Greenmarket) to President Obama to sign on to the

2 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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EBWA Program & Dinner: December 15th

“Stranger in a Strange Land:  A Unitarian in Tel Aviv”  Join the Evening Branch of the Women’s Alliance (EBWA) on December 15 to hear Peg Reich, longtime member of UUSS and EBWA, speak about her exper

2 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Minister’s Blog: Light in the Darkness – December

At this time of the Winter Solstice, especially on those overcast December days, I often find myself reflecting on the growing darkness in the environment around me, and it is easy to feel an intensif

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Ministerial Search Committee This Week…

We will submit our completed Congregational Record to the UUA Transition Office by November 30. On December 1st, the Congregational Records of all 48 UU churches in search will be made available to el

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Rough Beasts and Where to Find Them

Advent is the Christian season of preparing for the coming of the savior, Jesus. Traditionally it is marked as both a time to prepare for the coming of Jesus as an infant, God incarnated as a human be

2 days ago

Sunflower Chalice (Site / Info)

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The Major Cost of Entering MInistry

The UU World published an article on this topic here,   It's a very important issue which affects our future as a denomination, but it doesn't talk about an important part of the problem. There is ano

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iMinister (Site / Info)