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Elhanan Winchester commemorated

Universalist minister Elhanan Winchester died this day in 1797. Though less well known than “the father of Universalism” John Murray, Winchester deserves a place in our consciousness because he risked

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Glowing Like an Orange

All plants are solar energy systems, storing the sun’s energy to power themselves—and the beings who eat them. It’s just that some plants taste more like sunlight than others. What helps you to feel l

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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National Poetry Month—Brian Gilmore, Lawyer Poet

Brian Gilmore The interesting and accomplished poet and Lawyer Brian Gilmore was introduced to me by Jeff Epton who was featured   earlier this month on the recommendation of a reader—keep those cards

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

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Dark

"Let's see- what flavors do we got? Cinnamon apple...French vanilla...pumpkin pie. Oh, we got to do that!" Another night of thunderstorms and tonight we've lost electricity. The guys are enjoying the

10 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

actively engaged.

The first element I'm considering for a Beaufort like scale of educational effectiveness has to do with engagement. We know that students or teachers passively engaged in schooling, are like a sailing

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Simcox Child-Molestation Case Underscores How Court System Can Be Manipulated by Extremists

Chris Simcox during an earlier hearing in his child-molestation trial Nobody in the suburban Phoenix neighborhood knew who Chris Simcox was, at least not by the Minuteman movement persona he had culti

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Orcinus (Site / Info)

REMINDER. Dining Out For Life is Tuesday

I hope you are planning to join us at Tin Angel for dinner Tuesday night.  Remember reservations are required.  Please call the restaurant at 615-298-3444.  If you have any questions please send an em

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Get your calendar out!

The next Goddess Group will meet on May 3rd. The Greek Muses This is an open discussion circle for both men & women.  Goddesses are chosen from various world religions as a starting place for group di

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Dana McLean Greeley Award

I just learned that I've won the 2015 Dana McLean Greeley Award for my sermon "This Land is Your Land?"

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Colin Bossen: Writer, Preacher, Organizer (Site / Info)

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Media Roundup: Harvard grads start homeless shelter in UU church

Congregation more than willing to provide space for shelter Recent graduates from Harvard University are working with First Parish UU in Cambridge, Mass., to create an overnight homeless shelter for y

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uuworld.org : UUs in the Media (Site / Info)

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Why an 80s Pop Star?

The novel Identity Theft is the story of a woman who is infatuated with an 80s pop star who goes by the stage name Blast. She believes her favorite celebrity is corresponding with her in e-mail and on

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

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Words and deeds, real stories, creative congregations, and more

Words and deeds The Rev. Tom Schade writes that, when social movements become more powerful, congregations are likely to push back against ministerial activism. The minister needs to be keep turning t

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uuworld.org : The Interdependent Web (Site / Info)

Interdependent Web

Learning and Affirmation, When UUs of Color Convene

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Call And Response (Site / Info)

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Picture the new baby in your family

If you're a Facebook user, I'm guessing chances are very good that you are not tired of seeing pictures of your friends and family, and especially not tired of seeing the excited brand-new baby pictur

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Return to Selma

At first, I thought I would go to Selma for the 50th Anniversary because I wanted to be a part of something. I have been there 3 times before, all while traveling through Alabama for service trips wit

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A Jersey Girl in Kentucky (Site / Info)

Ministering to Youth and Young Adults of Color

WEBINAR – Ministering to Youth and Young Adults of Color 1:                    Faith Formation and Spiritual Renewal Rev. Elizabeth Nguyen, the Leadership Development Associate for Youth and Young Adu

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

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Culture and Community: The Personal Toll of Activism

“In my role as a Witch and a Pagan, I pay attention to the land where injustices and social action occur. I pay attention to the energies at work.“ – Jacki Richardson It is an intense time in our soci

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

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Elect Your Youth Observers!

Choose Who Represents Youth on the UUA Board of Trustees Meet your candidates for the ONE YEAR position of Youth Observer to the Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees. Voting begins May

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

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Commit 2 Respond for #ClimateJustice

What We Will Make of Our Time on Earth During Climate Justice Month we have reveled in the world we live in. We have embraced its warmth, its greenness, its snow, and its sunshine. We have looked up w

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

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Spirituality Survey

Just the questions (tl; dr) What comes to mind when you think of spirituality? What makes something spiritual? How do you practice spirituality? Explanation Do you ever notice that a lot of the words

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Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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