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UNCO arts and crafts

UNCO is not all talk. Deb brought supplies from her crafts closet to UNCO 14, and set up a table with collage materials, including a couple of old hymnals. She put a placard on this table: “Revision A

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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The Meaning of the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching) for Today

Parker Palmer, in his modern spiritual classic A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life relates the classic Daoist tale known as “The Woodcarver”: A master carver, made a bell stand of

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Thank you for the warm welcome!

Submitted by Chris Hockman Hi UUFP! I just wanted to thank all of you for the warm welcome you have shown me in these past months. I’d like to offer some extra-special gratitude to the newly-appointed

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Sermons EDITION: November 2014

Look Outward Angels!

I asked 'why did the UUA not issue a national call to Ferguson with the same reach and urgency that it did for the Moral Movement March in North Carolina, or the People's Climate March?'. It was a wro

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

UNCO 14 West day one

The theory behind an unconference: some of the most interesting conversations take place in the times between the formal sessions. The reality of an unconference: some of the most interesting conversa

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Restraint, Of A Sort

Last year I came home from this work conference with nearly two dozen books. This year I only brought home six books. Mostly because I have a bunch of last year's reading left to do. And I wasn't chec

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Furtive Movements: The New Jim Crow Over & Over (part I)

Maybe you were like me when the George Zimmerman trial was going on, shocked (not necessarily surprised) that the defense would come up with something so totally messed up as to say that Trayvon Marti

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irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

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Expanding the Circle 2

Inclusion Strenthens, Rather than Weakens “For I was seeing in the sacred manner the shape of all things of the spirit, and the shapes as they must live together like one being. And I saw that the sac

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Expanding the Circle

Letting Go For the Blessing

Reading - "Letting Go," a selection from Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes by William Bridges Why is letting go so difficult? This is a puzzling question, especially if we have been looking

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Discerning a Call  - Another Possibility (Site / Info)


Holding On For the Blessing

Worship Story - Orpheus and Eurydice Sermon - Preached on October 5, 2014 (Listen to this sermon on podcast here)When we lose someone or something we deeply love, we don't know it right away.  We thin

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Discerning a Call  - Another Possibility (Site / Info)


Twenty Inches

Twenty inches isn’t all that high. It’s less than two feet. My daughter was 20 and ½ inches long when she was born. But when you are staring at a black box twenty inches high and you’re supposed to ju

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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JULIA & SAMUEL A Meditation on Liberal Religion in an Age of Crisis

JULIA & SAMUEL A Meditation on Liberal Religion in an Age of Crisis James Ishmael Ford 19 October 2014 First Unitarian Church Providence, Rhode Island Text I went to bed that night as usual, and slept

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Ready For Home

I like hotel beds and seeing my colleagues and learning things, but I also enjoy *My own bed *My own shower *Having toiletries in sizes over 3.3 ounces *Fresh fruits and veggies whenever I want them *

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Only a fool

Children and youth attendance in September was up 45% over the same month in 2013. These are not large numbers — up from about 50 to about 70 — but the increase in attendance has been enough to requir

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Congregational growth

Reflections on Freedom Responding to Bishop Scharfenberger

I’m grateful to have the opportunity to read an edited version of Bishop Scharfenberger’s address that gave at the Capital Region Theological Center dinner on October 6th. I appreciated the opportunit

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Rev. Sam Trumbore (Site / Info)

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Unchanging steel vs. malleable clay: Thoughts on how we interpret the Bible

It occurred to me that we do indeed think of the Bible as something that has been "given" to us by God, when we should think of the Bible as a collection of texts to which we've given numerous interpr

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Window On Religion (Site / Info)

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RevSean (Site / Info)

Fighting for the Seven Principles.

Some say the UU Seven Principles are bland generalities  that could be affirmed by any Rotary club. They are not. Many UU's put them up on the wall of their sanctuaries.    They recite them as Respons

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

"The newer testament — the Gospel according to this moment" — being, in part, a meditation upon the differences between Thoreau’s scimitar and that wielded by ISIS

Walking in Copperas Wood, Essex Readings: Henry David Thoreau — from “Walking” Above all, we cannot afford not to live in the present. He is blessed over all mortals who loses no moment of the passing

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"Threat is Real" Published in Sunday Eunice News on October 19, 2014

With constant media coverage of the Ebola virus, you may have missed news reports that the Pentagon released its Climate Change Report, assessing international threats to our security when coastlines,

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About Our Inherent Worth (Site / Info)

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