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These people aren’t rich, but they make a decent celery

Last Friday night, our happy cut-ups made dinner for forty-eight folks with plenty of time to visit with them. All because of our Share the Basket program! Your gifts of money make this possible!

15 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Jah! Rastafari! A Song of Redemption

As anyone vaguely familiar with this blog is aware of, I am fascinated with religions. Love most all of ’em. And I particularly adore the minority faiths. Well, many of them. So, here we go. Another m

15 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Erie, Penna., to Hudson, Ohio

Front page headline on this morning’s Cleveland Plain Dealer: TRUMP TIME NOMINEE VOWS, ‘I WILL WIN FOR YOU’ Speech caps mixed week for GOP, but Cleveland gets high marks I have an uncle who lives in H

1 day ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Road trips

A moment with St. Margaret of Antioch

I know today is the feast of St. Mary Magdalene, equal-to-the-apostles, but you’ll forgive me if Iook back two days to St. Margaret of Antioch, a fourth century virgin-martyr who is reputed to have be

1 day ago

Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

Saints

A Path to Simplicity

The Gift to be Simple, part 3 The Greeks had a concept of paideia . They meant that life at its best was a continuous self-transformation of our person; that this lifelong project of transformation wa

1 day ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

The Gift to be Simple

Fear

Shall we tremble and shake Hide in our homes Afraid of the streets No neighbors around Just a posse of hate As a madman demands we Cast our ballots in fear   I want to be brave As the flowers that blo

1 day ago

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

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Youth Pilgrimage to our Partner Church in Transylvania

From July 4—16, 2016, eight youth and 4 adults visited Transylvania (which is in Romania) to foster deeper understandings of our shared historical Unitarian roots as well as to enhance mutual understa

1 day ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Who is Willing to Destroy a Piece of Their Own Heart?

At my Community Office Hours last Wednesday, a small group of us had gathered and had been sharing in coffee and conversation for about an hour – we’d been talking about tools of comfort and meaning f

1 day ago

Another Possibility (Site / Info)

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I Am Your Voice. I Alone Can Fix This. Someone is Running for Dictator

I understand Mr Trump’s acceptance speech was well received, at least according to the over night polls. I had a different experience. The text of Mr Trump’s speech is resplendent with references to h

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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End of Summer (feminist) Reads

In our neck of the American woods (as a famous network meteorologist is want to say), it has been the hottest summer in at least 20 years, and dry to boot. The only consolation is that (1) my husband

1 day ago

Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation (Site / Info)

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Westborough, Mass., to Erie, Penna.

Eight hours of driving today, with an hour for breaks and lunch: we were on the road from 9 in the morning until 6 in the evening. Both of us have driven this stretch of Interstate 90 too many times,

2 days ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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A Feast for Carlos: Recalling Independent Catholic Archbishop Carlos Duarte Costa

Normally in Christian denominations, a significant figure is recalled on the anniversary of their death. Here, is an exception. Carlos Duarte Costa was born on this day in 1888. He was a prominent Bra

2 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Things Mexico should not import from the U.S.

I encountered an unwanted export today: big-box customer service (that really should be in scare quotes). In contrast to the generally helpful-but-not-pushy attitude one gets in small shops, the big c

2 days ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Who Matters?

One way to understand human governance is to ask the question “who matters?” More than “who has the power”, the question of “who matters?” defines the form and practice of governmental systems. Fascis

2 days ago

By the Wayside of the Celestial Lands (Site / Info)

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Consumption Up, Well-Being Down

The Gift to be Simple, part 2 Despite the great recession of 2007-2009, and despite the slowness of a number of economic measures of recovery, U.S. per capita consumption, is still rising. Adjusted fo

2 days ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

The Gift to be Simple

When Hope Seems Silly

The life that no longer trusts another human being and no longer forms ties to the political community is not a human life any longer. ~Martha Nussbaum This summer of 2016 has been a summer of tragedy

2 days ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Concord, Mass., to Westborough, Mass.

Carol had some business that kept her out until almost midnight, so we got a late start this morning. It was a perfect New England morning: warm but not hot, a pleasant breeze, blue skies. We decided

3 days ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Road trips 2016 road trip

This is amazing!

I came across this picture of a chalice and a sign in German which says, “Please pay your pledge. We really need you!” [Disclaimer: Actually, I have no idea what this sign says.] But, we really need y

3 days ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Coffee, Crullers & Conversation – August 2016

Believe it or not, we are going to hold CC&C every Sunday In the upcoming 2016-2017 church year.  We will provide coffee for those who would otherwise be too sleepy to stay awake for the service.  We

3 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Ripples: Social Action – August 2016

Cycling and Social Action by John Good What does bicycling have to do with social action?  Quite a lot, as it turns out! From the perspective of fostering a more environmentally responsible attitude t

3 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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