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“Don’t come back until dinner”.

  From:  http://www.resilience.org/print/2015-03-02/don-t-come-back-in-until-dinner I grew up in a household with strict rules. Foremost among them: Get out of the house. When not in school we were ex

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Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke (Site / Info)

Green Team Blog

Money Makes Mean?: The Spiritual Practice of Generosity, 1

Money. If you are unusually self-aware, you might have noticed a very slight feeling of tightening or closing at just the mention of the word. Or maybe, if you're that self-aware, you might have trans

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

The Spiritual Practice of Generosity

Art in the Sanctuary Community Conversation Continuing!

The last two conversations were small but lively discussions about how we feel about art in the sanctuary. The Worship Committee is working on a policy addressing art in the sanctuary and would like t

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FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

communication

Like to Work With Digital Displays?

Want to be in on the ground floor of an exciting audio-visual adventure? Wednesday, March 4th there will be an informational meeting about new digital signage we’re developing. We’re building a displa

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FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

communication

Farewell to our Spock and to mine

It’s not a stretch to say I was raised by Spock, or at least a Spock. As so many of us note the passing and mourn the death of Leonard Nimoy, I felt particular twinges remembering my mother, Wanda. We

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Harrumph! (Site / Info)

Family Childhood Boomers Schools logical Spock Wanda

Lent, Day 11, St. Bernard on grace

Well, I did run through what there was on grace in the Catholic Catechism, and so I’m moving on to some snippets from Bernard of Clairvaux, who wrote an essay on “Grace and Free Will,” dedicated to Wi

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All-Soulo (Site / Info)

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Thalassa’s Etiquette Guidelines for Interfaith Discussions (Version 2.0)

I’ve updated this a bit since I wrote and posted it the first time in 2011.  Here’s the updated version… 1.) If someone asks about your religious beliefs, share (respectfully and with compassion). If

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musings of a kitchen witch (Site / Info)

Interfaith Tolerance can't we all just get along interfaith discussion religious etiquette

A sloppy post (with great music!) about class and gender, with Astrud Gilberto, Frederick Engels, and Sharon Smith

Lyrics to Astrud Gilberto's "Maria Quiet": They say that I was born Of slave mogama and white man My father slept in iron bed My mother on cold sand When my father called My mother would come Never sa

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

intersectionality class and gender Frederick Engels Sharon Smith

1 –2 –3 – You’re Goin’ to GA 2015!

Registration for General Assembly Youth Caucus 2015 is  Now Open! The countdown to the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly in Portland, Oregon continues: Registration for Youth Caucus is now open,

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

UUA GA Events and Opportunities youth participation Featured Youth General Assembly 2015 youth caucus

Motherhood, Friendship and Swimming in the Weeds

With two young boys, there is no question that my husband and I are in the thick of it. And so are most of our friends. We are in a beautiful, yet sometimes overwhelming, season of life.

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Christine Organ (Site / Info)

Pagan Community Notes: Green Egg Magazine, Mary Kay Lundmark, Return of the Pagan Festival and more!

On Feb. 7, as we reported, Green Egg Magazine had announced that it would be abandoning its traditional format and developing a full-time, online blog-style presence. However, after hearing from disap

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

Paganism Berkeley American Council of Witches Aquarian Tabernacle Church Bates College Bay Area Pagan Alliance Christine Hoff Kraemer Jason Pitzl-Waters Mary Kay Lundmark Mythicworlds PAEAN Spring Mysteries Storm Faerywolf The Pagan Festival Thea Sabin

What does the Unitarian future look like in Britain?

I'm reflecting on the declining (perhaps accelerating decline) of Unitarian congregations in Britain. The numbers are not good. Just over 3000 Unitarians and a drop last year of 200. You don't have to

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Reignite (Site / Info)

Branching out into video blogging…

So, this is not a post.  This is a PSA.  What is it if it’s public and it’s an announcement ... Continue reading

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Rebel With A Label Maker (Site / Info)

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choiring of trees...

An author friend passed away a few short years back, and favorite of his books is The Choiring of the Trees. In that book a character was wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to die in the electr

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Growing, declining and stable Unitarian congregations 2014

Following on from my last post I am having a closer look at what the Unitarian membership numbers reveal about the state of the denomination. Comparing numbers to last year it looks like most congrega

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Reignite (Site / Info)

Thinking of King Kong

And who doesn’t, from time to time? It was on this day in 1933 that the film opened at Radio City Music Hall in New York City…

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Theological Reflection

The First UU Principle states that UU congregations covenant to affirm and promote "the inherent worth and dignity of every person." Today, the concrete expression of that principle is to say "black l

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

It’s Dr Seuss Day!

The wonderful Theodor Seuss Geisel, Dr Seuss, was born on this day in 1904. Cause for celebration all by itself, but also, the National Education Association has designated his birthday as Read Across

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Honoring the Dark, Part 3

By exploring these beliefs, I have come to appreciate ever more deeply the true value of every human being, female and male. Each carries the powers of the Dark Mother.

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

Uncategorized Unitarian Universalism Feminism Hekate Dark Mother Witches

Universalism turns Christianity upside down

Richard Trudeau writes in his book, Universalism 101 on page 19 "While mainstream Christianity viewed God as having turned away from humanity because of human sin, Ballou's view was that it was humani

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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