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I Could Be Darren Wilson

Institutional racism harms everyone it touches, even the privileged from brilliant Thomas Jefferson to rather average me. It is a rot which eats away at our common humanity. I feel a lot of compassion

10 hours ago

Dennis McCarty (Site / Info)

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Some Good Books on Different Aspects of Buddhism & Zen

I’m working on a book introducing koan introspection. I was considering weaving in a bibliography for people who wanted to go deeper into various aspects that I touched on, but which could profitably

15 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Returning To the Present Moment

Our search for greener housing has brought me an intense focus on a worthy project and a burning desire to bring it to completion. But one of the side effects of this project has been that I easily lo

16 hours ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Truth and Meaning: Mold in the Cellar

The first time I exited Business 10 onto Patrick, I saw the sign: "Midland: City of Modern Explorers." I remember feeling hopeful that my new home would be progressive and warm. Since then, I have met

17 hours ago

uujeff's muse kennel and pizzatorium (Site / Info)

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This Week's Prayer

“It doesn’t have to be the blue iris. It could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones. Just pay attention. Then patch a few words together – and don’t try to make them elaborate. This isn’t a

19 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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The Great Journey

This morning we begin with an insight from writer Jeremy Dowsett that stems from his experience as a bicyclist. He rides a bike, and that’s taught him something. “Sometimes it’s dangerous for me,” he

21 hours ago

Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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Walking Alongside: Remembering a Friend

My friend the Rev. Laurie Thomas passed away this month. As I've been thinking about her and our times together, one memory that sticks out for a number of reasons is the time we traveled to Boston to

1 day ago

Rev. Cyn (Site / Info)

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The Bird Alights

Charles Parker, Jr was born on this day in 1920. There are those who say there are two periods of Jazz, before Parker, and after Parker. Have a little time today? Here’s something that you might enjoy

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Truth and Meaning: I Am Racist

Since erecting a "Black Lives Matter" sign, some people have called the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Midland a "racist church." I suppose the truth of such an assertion depends largely on the

1 day ago

uujeff's muse kennel and pizzatorium (Site / Info)

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World View

Bucket showers, vegan meals, and saplings.  Lots of saplings.  These are what you’ll come across on an average day at Sadhana Forest, a reforestation projected located in Tamil Nadu, India’s southernm

1 day ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Respectability vs. Resistance

This week, when I read Barbara Reynolds column on her challenges with the Black Lives Matter Movement in the Washington Post (read here) I was deeply disappointed. Here was someone who is a respected

1 day ago

spirituwellness (Site / Info)

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Blessing the Backpacks -- Backpack Charm Craft Instructions

From my wonderful colleagues I got the idea of doing a "blessing of the backpacks" as the children of the congregation go off to school.  It's not a new idea -- Christian churches have been doing it f

2 days ago

Rev. Cyn (Site / Info)

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School Supply Drive

Children’s RE and The Got Kids Group are having a school supply drive to benefit the Boys and Girls Club. If you are school supply shopping for your own kids or would just like to help some kids this

2 days ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

2015 EDITION: September 2015 Special Event

even optimists get the blues.

I saw it from across the room and knew immediately it was for me. I am not into art, but this painting captivated me – the colors, the lines, the way it caught the light. I knew it would fit beautiful

2 days ago

Speaking of... (Site / Info)

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Waiting

After going back to the beautiful window house, we are feeling more confused than ever. We are hoping to simplify our lives, yet this house would need so much work before we could move in. And would i

2 days ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Birthdays (September 2015)

Many Happy Returns to our UUFP members and friends who will be celebrating their birthdays in SEPTEMBER!  They are: Larry Baer John Kelly Sara Drees Bob Smith Lin Chambers Rachel Bevins Victoria Schmi

2 days ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

2015 EDITION: September 2015 Birthdays

Announcements (September 2015)

BUILDINGS & GROUNDS Planning work party for Building and Grounds, which is your preference: Sept. 12th or 26th. Jobs:  Building- painting the trim; Grounds- general clean up of yard to include mowing,

2 days ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Abba Moses the Black

One of my favorite books is the Wisdom of the Desert by Thomas Merton. It recounts some of the teachings of the desert fathers and mothers, Christian monastics in the fourth and fifth centuries within

3 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Universalist polity persists today

A couple of weeks ago, I was batting back and forth with an informed Unitarian Universalist friend about our polity, when at one point he zeroed in at the settled clergy vote at General Assembly, at w

3 days ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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I Will Never Abandon You

The great Alan Senauke sings some ancient truths to us…

3 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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