A church that does not concern itself with the struggle in history for human decency and justice is not a prophetic church. The prophetic church is the church in which all members share the common re
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“Chaliceout - May we react to one another with kindness, with mercy, with generosity” - Naomi King - Twitter: @revnaomi
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Jerrod Oltmann will be leading our Memorial Day worship this Sunday. Jerrod is a third year seminarian at Meadville Lombard Theological School who, for the past year, has served as ministerial intern
That's what direct mail king Richard Viguerie says in a letter to his fellow outragees, the Republican Members of Congress (or at least the Speaker of the House and the Senate Minority Leader, to whom
I believe that faith is a way of moving and being in the world, not a set of beliefs. But beliefs matter, because they frame our understanding of the good we aspire toward and support our commitments.
Jay Michaelson looks at recent incidents of homophobic hate crimes.
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Today at the Clear Spring School we held our annual Celebration of the Child, which is our closing school program. The kids do skits, and the teachers present certificates of achievement which concern
"You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are..."
“You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldn’t do without you. The rub is that you don’t always know who.” - Robert Fulghum
Earlier this week I reported on how the Supreme Court of the United States will be hearing a case about sectarian prayers before government meetings. Defenders of various inclusive sectarian models sa
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In the last three years, I’ve talked to many professionals (40ish to 50ish in age) about their moral and ethical values and why they aren’t members of a church – particularly a UU congregation? “You m
The Movie Group usually meets on the second Sunday of the month from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in the Emerson Room. However, as June 9 is the congregational meeting, this event has been postponed until Sunday,
For some time now, I’ve been in the habit of taking a weekly walk on a nearby nature trail. It’s relaxing, and helps me to consciously connect with the natural world. Part of the ritual of the walk is
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My Russian partner and I have a unique way of communicating. His English is limited but growing and my Russian is limited and growing much more slowly. Communicating is often a matter of alluding to
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“Silence, in its pristine dignity and mystery, simply is. It does not need to clamor for our attention or bemoan its absence. Wordless, unfathomable, it awaits.” - Jamal Rahman, The Fragrance of Faith
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Margaret Fuller was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on this day in 1810. She was an author, editor, journalist and literary critic, an educator, a first-wave feminist, and, critically for us one of t
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Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4: Re-Imagining Unitarian Universalism, Part 4: Thinking about Secularity I became uncomfortable with the way that UU Christians had dichotomized the situation within the UU
What better way to get people praying than to remind us of random chance? What better way than the cold logic of air rising, falling, killing here, not there; this one, not that. Where I come from we
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"There is no happiness, there is no liberty, there is no enjoyment of life, unless a man can say when..."
“There is no happiness, there is no liberty, there is no enjoyment of life, unless a man can say when he rises in the morning, I shall be subject to the decision of no unjust judge today” - Daniel Web