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This Week's Prayer

Dear Source of Hope, We pause to collectively acknowledge the world’s sadness, which is our own -- and to face plainly what is real. Our hearts go out today to Nepal where a massive 7.8 earthquake has

7 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

prayer

James Relly commemorated

Universalist pioneer and minister James Relly died this day in 1778.   April 25, 1778

15 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Universalism Saints

A Double Whataburger Weekend

Yes, I've lived here long enough that Whataburger is my go-to fast food restaurant. Delicious, freshly made, and a little different from the norm. Breakfast, I get the bacon egg and cheese on a jalape

23 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Charter members, Unitarian Church of Palo Alto, 1905

Below is a list of the charter members of the Unitarian Church of Palo Alto, organized on November 12, 1905. This list is taken from Donna Lee’s transcription, found in her 1991 history of the old Uni

1 day ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Bay area, Calif. Religion: people & places

Do Not Deny, Do Not Forget

Today the Armenian community marks the one hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the terrible events that the world now calls the first genocide of the twentieth century. Somewhere between a milli

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Documentary on Eliza Tupper Wilkes in Palo Alto

The documents below tell the story of Rev. Eliza Tupper Wilkes and her efforts to start a Unitarian organization in Palo Alto, in the years 1895-1896. (Though a Universalist, she was at that time work

1 day ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Bay area, Calif. Religion: people & places Eliza Tupper Wilkes Unitarian history Universalist history

In the "Ideas I Wish I'd Had" Category

A friend pointed to this Twitter account. With algorithms subtle and discrete / I seek iambic writings to retweet. Yep. Really. Mining other people's tweets for the right syllables. Nearly fifty-four

1 day ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Writing

Sermon by Eliza Tupper Wilkes, Stanford, 1895

This sermon by Rev. Eliza Tupper Wilkes (1844-1917), preached at Stanford, comes from “The Sunday Sermon,” a weekly summary of the sermon preached at Stanford printed in the Daily Palo Alto of Stanfor

1 day ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Bay area, Calif. Religion: people & places Eliza Tupper Wilkes

Sanctuary Building Update

from Michelle Sheeler and the Building Restoration Task Force It’s been two months since a pipe froze and burst in our Sanctuary Building, and though Sandy Bottom is a beautiful place to hold Spring-t

2 days ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

gratitude Stewardship facilities renovation Sanctuary

When Giving Up is a Privilege

Yesterday was 45th Earth Day. On the one hand, the fact that we are still celebrating Earth Day is an incredible testament to the vision of John McConnell, the creator of Earth Day.  On the other hand

2 days ago

Piedmont Preacher (Site / Info)

He Drew A Circle

Charles Edward Anson Markham, better known as Edwin Markham was born on this day in 1852. He was officially the poet laureate of Oregon between 1923 and 1931. He had also been called the poet of labor

2 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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My Tribe

by Alberto Blanco a translation From lake to lake, from forest to forest: “Which is my tribe?” —I wonder— “What is my place?” Perhaps I belong to the tribe of those who have no tribe; or to the tribe

2 days ago

Theopoetics (Site / Info)

Religion

Southeast District Dissolved & Regionalization is now Our Plan

by Sandra Engelhardt & Alicia Hofler The last business meeting of the Southeast District of the UUA was held on April 17-18 at the UU Church of Greensboro, NC. UUFP delegates were Sandra and Alicia. T

2 days ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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My Tribe by Alberto Blanco: A Way to Belong

In celebration of National Poetry Month, a translation from the great Mexican poet Alberto Blanco. In a few short sentences, Blanco excludes exclusion. My Tribe From lake to lake, from forest to fores

2 days ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

spirituality class social justice peace Unitarian Universalist gratitude politics healing values diversity World Community hospitality conflict #poetry #humanism

SUNDAY MORNING FORUM

Schedule for MAY 2015—-9:30 to 10:30   Visit us on Facebook THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHRISTIANITY:  Key people, places and players in the development of the Jesus movement from inception to Worldwide Orthod

2 days ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

community Adult Religious Education

April 23, 2015

When my Uncle Joe was a kid, he would trade crayons with his siblings-- they got his red and blue and green and yellow, and he claimed all the black crayons. (I hate to think what his teachers assumed

2 days ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

The Hope of Raspberry Brambles

It’s risky, writing about hope without being in touch with at least some semblance of it, particularly when one aspires to be a minister. My post yesterday for today’s Earth Day was not hope-giving. I

2 days ago

irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

Earth Day hope Gardening Nature trees Mary Oliver End of the World awake environmental love raspberries

Happy Birthday to those born in MAY!

Roy Schilling Richard Hudgins Valerie Gecowets Joe Wilson Caroline Fureymoore Jerry Dingus, Sr. Dennis Shaw Cornell Burcher Bill Cotton Janet Gecowets Brad Garbus Nickie Saylor Sandra Engelhardt Ken H

3 days ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Happy Earth Day

It feels a bit strange to say it—Happy Earth Day—a bit like saying “Happy Memorial Day” or “Happy Holocaust Day of Remembrance.” Some things are important to think about, and to honor, without being p

3 days ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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The Cause is Not Enough

The cause of Unitarian Universalism, as we now understand it, is not sufficiently compelling to generate the resources to continue itself. There are not enough people sufficiently motivated to give th

3 days ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)