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Bleg: how does the lectionary or church calendar work in once-a-month churches?

This is a blog-beg for preachers and ministers of any denomination who preach or have preached in churches that meet less than weekly, and who use a lectionary or observe a traditional church calendar

2 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Worship Christian Church Preaching

Memorial Day: Expanding the Circle of Grieving

This is the sermon that I delivered at the First UU Church in Toledo, Ohio. May 24, 2015 Memorial Day Reading: From Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory by David Blight African Americans

2 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

On Not Waiting to be the Hummingbird (sermon)

On Not Waiting to be the Hummingbird: The Life and Death of Lee Hawkins First Parish Church of Groton May 24, 2015 Two decades ago, I had the chance to speak with the coordinator of my grandmother’s h

12 hours ago

irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism Death Sermons Forrest Church nancy shaffer Chaplaincy Daily Hampshire Gazette Eleanor Lee Hawkins facing death facing mortality hummingbird Lee Hawkins managing one's own death While Still There is Light

Pentecost —The democratic state as a descendent of the Free Church of the Spirit

Readings: Acts 2:1-21 Our responsibility in Society ( The Essential JLA , Skinner House Books, 1998, pp. 163-164) by James Luther Adams We of the Free Church tradition should never forget, or permit o

12 hours ago

CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

democracy Jesus pluralism Acts Address Church of the Spirit Harris Manchester College James Luther Adams Pentecost Radical Reformation Whitsunday Wycliffe Hall

Central East: more interim ministers needed than available

Submitted without comment. An unlikely circumstance, given the fact there are far more ministers in Unitarian Universalist Association fellowship than settlements. But there you are. We are in an unpr

13 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalist Association ministers

Ezra Bayda on True Contentment

TEN GUIDELINES TO TRUE CONTENTMENT Ezra Bayda Zen Center of San Diego Everyone wants to be happy, but rarely do simple formulas for happiness really help. To be genuinely happy—not just the superficia

16 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

As promised to E, photos of Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, from my birding trip there yesterday. This wildlife area is huge. It covers about 25 square miles along the Sacramento River, and when you’re in

21 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Road trips

Hidden Talents

My sons often play video games while talking to friends online. They have headsets so we do not have to hear the whole gaggle and the game.   But this also means that to get their attention we have to

22 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Children

from The Handbook by Epictetus

3. Keep in mind the nature of things: delightful things; useful things; beloved things . . . Start with something small—a cup perhaps. Think: if this breaks, I can bear the loss. Now—work on thinking

1 day ago

Theopoetics (Site / Info)

Religion #Stoicism

Shooting Stars

A quick flash in the sky A shooting star, a dream Blink and it is gone The vision carried away Somewhere else, beyond But wait. Meteors hit the earth Carving a place For themselves So our dreams can W

1 day ago

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

Unitarian Universalism Poetry Religion and Spirituality

This Week's Prayer

Words of Thich Nhat Hanh: “Let us be at peace with our bodies and our minds. Let us return to ourselves and become wholly ourselves. Let us be aware of the source of being, common to us all and to all

1 day ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

prayer

Truth and Meaning: Notoriety or Notorious?

When called to serve the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Midland, I was pleased to be moving to the City of Modern Explorers. I envisioned living someplace known for innovation, forward thinking

1 day ago

uujeff's muse kennel and pizzatorium (Site / Info)

Religion justice lgbt Midland disillusion

World Turtle Day

It is World Turtle Day! Okay, I’m not exactly sure what to do, beyond hugging a turtle. But, fortunately, others do. Here are some hints at other opportunities that might prove more useful…

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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THOSE DAMNED LEARNING MOMENTS Some Rules of Engagement in Discussing Matters of Race & Other Matters of Inequality in Our Culture

We had an event at our church in which a series of jokes were presented. The format in which they were presented was in the “Yo Mama” structure. When I first heard the phrase “Yo Mama,” I started. But

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Not Necessarily Progress

Diva, it appears, has become a gender neutral term. From a word-geek standpoint, this is sort of fascinating. Rather than coming up with a truly neutral term (moving from steward/stewardess to flight

1 day ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

In Response to the Police Shooting in Town This Week

I am deeply saddened by the shooting of two unarmed black men that occurred in our town this week, and even more so by the fact that in the larger context the question is “how can this happen again?” 

2 days ago

The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

Beloved Community We Are a Justice Seeking People

A Minister Not a Martyr

Ministers can refuse to be martyrs.  They can refuse to sacrifice themselves on behalf of people or institutions who either ignore them or who toss their help rather rudely back into their faces. I am

2 days ago

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

Unitarian Universalism Ministry Musings Religion and Spirituality

Beat Summer Brain Drain! Join us for a three-session disucssion of the book “Elite”

Are UUs elitist? Are we sensitive enough to socio-economic differences inside and outside our congregations? Join us for a three-session discussion on Mark Harris’ book, Elite: Uncovering Classism in

2 days ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Announcements community connection compassion communication 2015 Adult Religious Education book group Classes

The United Methodist “worship web”

A little lunchtime Googling led me to this page, which has a large selection of United Methodist worship resources. Welcome to the collection of resources from The United Methodist Book of Worship (19

2 days ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Worship Christian Church

Bearing the Unbearable Ambiguity of Sexuality

The field of queer theory, then, examining the vastly different ways that sexuality manifests and is understood in different cultures and times, raises for us the possibility that our cultural changes

2 days ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Queer Theory