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tools and tool boxes

Yesterday in woodshop, my 4th, 5th and 6th grade students made tool boxes. My 1st and second grade students made wooden mallets and will begin tool boxes next week. The idea I have is that they should

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Queering Theology the theme of Sunday’s service

Guest minister Rev. Jason Lydon will give the sermon on Sunday, Feb. 1 at 10:30 a.m. on Queering Theology.

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)


Crowdfunding Your Social Justice Work with FAITHIFY

Earlier this month, over fifty people gathered with us and Groundswell to learn more about online organizing. The training focused on how to maximize the impact of online petitions. And we know there

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Standing On The Side Of Love » Blog (Site / Info)

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On the Treadmill

Some kinds of change come in a flash of inspiration or a bolt that strikes you from the blue. Some changes come from just staying on the treadmill, committing to doing something for the long haul, eve

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Serendipity—It’s Not Just a Coincidence

Horace Walpole, the word coiner. It is the birthday of one of the most useful and beautiful words in the English Language—serendipity.   It is not often that we know the exact date a word was coined—a

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Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout (Site / Info)

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January 28: Sheltering Walls–Witness and Blessing

Room number 1:  you are inside a room where the people with you are critical of what you do, how you think, and who you are.  Most of us have been in this room. Take a moment and ponder how … Continue

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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What everyone loses in a suicide

Sulome Anderson’s feature last week, “How Patient Suicide Affects Psychiatrists” is a great inversion of a big social problem. Most features on suicide and mental illness (including the great The Cost

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Onetime Antiwar, Environmental Protester Veers Into the Seamy World of Anti-Semitism

Ken O'Keefe [Cross-posted at Hatewatch.] While most American-born activists who become involved in defending Palestinian rights avoid becoming overt anti-Semites even while steadfastly criticizing Isr

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Orcinus (Site / Info)

Community Free Clinic, UUCF’s Split-Plate for February

Many thanks to Penny McDougal for today’s guest post. Community Free Clinic of Washington County – Split Plate Recipient My late husband, Dan McDougal, considered that his work with the Community Free

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uusocialjustice.org (Site / Info)


Character Flaws

It is January 27th and my Christmas cactus hasn't bloomed yet. It's been showing signs for over a week now. It has oodles of buds, pink even! And this one putting on this hopeful show...this morning I

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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Excluded by intersectionality: Kristiana Coignard and Jessica Hernandez

17-year-old Kristiana Coignard shot and killed by three police officers after brandishing knife Jessica Hernandez: Denver Police Kill Teen They Say Hit Cop With Car, Vigil Held For 'Outgoing' Girl Dea

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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When You Can’t Turn It Over To God

Life is complicated. We can’t pretend it’s not, and we can’t expect a divine helicopter parent to take care of it for us. But we have resources for dealing with life’s complications, and we are far mo

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Know Someone Knight-Worthy?

Since 1995, the Knight Award has been presented annually to a living person who has, as a volunteer, contributed at the national level to furthering the principles of Unitarianism in Canada. The award

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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Quote of the Day: With No Audience I was Just There…

“I did examine myself,” he said. “Solitude did increase my perception. But here’s the tricky thing—when I applied my increased perception to myself, I lost my identity. With no audience, no one to per

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)


Becoming, the E-Book, is Here For All!

So what if Becoming is currently out of (paper) stock – Get it online!   As previously noted, we have this really fabulous problem that a wonderful free resource created by Skinner House Books and the

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Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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Words matter. Silence matters more?

My service on Sunday was devoted to the idea that words matter, yet my closing benediction was this... "Sometimes it is the absence of words that matters. Hear these words by Jacob Trapp... 'If it is

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Pullman Memorial Pastor's Blog (Site / Info)

bragging, just a bit.

The congregation I serve is so cool. Here are some short videos they made about what they did, and how they did things, while I was on sabbatical. It almost makes me wish I had stuck around! I am so g

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Concrete block rocket stove

This past Sunday, the middle school ecojustice Sunday school class cooked on rocket stoves. We based our stoves on design principles developed by Dr. Larry Winiarski, who is affiliated with the Aprove

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Cracks in the Cauldron: Covenant of the Goddess Wrestles with its Role

SAN BERNARDINO –In the forty years since Covenant of the Goddess (CoG) was formed, its members have been on the front lines of battles for equal rights as prison chaplains, as veterans, as parents, an

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The Wild Hunt | A modern Pagan perspective. (Site / Info)

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