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What I did with my Saturday

“The punk rock of choral music” — that’s what some people call Sacred Harp singing. It’s loud, highly rhythmic, often with fast tempi. And that’s what I did with my Saturday: I went to an all-day Sacr

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Musical arts Sacred Harp singing

Contagious Theism And Reason To Rejoice

Reading my UU World over coffee this morning, I read two articles back to back that begged a response, and I am grateful to both the authors for the passion they ignited in me to be in conversation. I

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PeaceBang (Site / Info)

The Church

Comparative Religions Class

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Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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Almost is Almost here!

Whether it’s keeping the grass cut or teaching a class. We’ve had full Sunday Services and Sunday Morning Forums. We’ve welcomed a human dynamo, Walter Clark and helped feed those in need. And as we c

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

gratitude community Generosity commitment Caring for One Another Community Building Denominational Connections Finances

Graced by the quiet and concentrated company of a heron and Henry Bugbee in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden

On Thursday afternoon I was graced by the close, quiet and concentrated company of a heron fishing in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. It's very way of being put me in mind of a powerful passa

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

black and white photography iphoneography Cambridge University Botanic Garden Henry Bugbee Inward Morning

Christopher Isherwood Takes His Turn on the Great Stage

Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood was born on this day in 1904 in Cheshire, England. He attended Cambridge, but left without a degree. He kicked around a bit, had a fitful attempt at studying med

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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E Pluribus Unum

I tremble before the first sentence of our mission statement. It says, “We welcome everyone.” Everyone is a very wide net of inclusion. That means every gender, ability, size, color, ethnicity, langua

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Rev. Sam Trumbore (Site / Info)

Religion general commentary

Falling into Grace

I fell down a lot when I was a kid, so many times that I can’t count them.  I always had skinned and scabby knees.  All kids fall a fair amount I suppose, my own children certainly took some tumbles.

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Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism Grace Musings Religion and Spirituality

Markers galore

Some art works start with an image that comes to my mind, some with an idea I want to express, some with something I see that begs to be re-created on paper. And then there are some that begin with a

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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The Scandalous Life of Lady Jane Digby. Apparently Bad Girls Do Go Everywhere.

I was bereft of subjects to share for today, and so fell back on my old standby, a brief walk through Wikipedia’s listings of events and births and deaths of any given day. There I noticed it was King

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Modern Uncertainty: “Meeting the Universe Halfway”

A member of the congregation I serve emailed me recently on the topic about modern uncertainty: In the nineteenth century, Robert Browning could write, “God ‘s in His heaven — All’s right with the wor

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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The Mindfulness of Stoicism: Practice Self Control

I have been blogging about Stoic methods of inner-discipline (what’s popularly called spiritual practice nowadays). Number one is Write and Reflect in the Morning. The second is Focus on Your Goals. T

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meditations, translations (Site / Info)

Religion spirituality philosophy #uublogger #Stoicism

The Mindfulness of Stoicism, Part Four

Last week I continued a discussion of the Stoic methods of inner-discipline (what’s popularly called spiritual practice nowadays). http://www.patheos.com/blogs/uucollective/2016/08/the-mindfulness-of-

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

Religion spirituality Unitarian Universalist gratitude politics values Faith Development simplicity Power #humanism #humanist #Stoicism

Honoring the Goddess

UUFP member Allison Black offered the following homily as part of recent Sunday services on the subject of “Kinship with the Earth”. Goddess Circle is a discussion group that is open to everyone who w

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

climate change hope Women compassion divinity environment Goddess Circle conservation nurturing

HymnsoftheSpirit.org is back

I had some site problems this last week. My old main blog, BoyintheBands.com, was badly hacked and in the process of hardening the other sites against attack, I ruined the WordPress install for my hom

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Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

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Reading Stephen Batchelor’s After Buddhism

The book opens with two quotes. The first from the Buddha himself. “The dharma is clearly visible, immediate, inviting, uplifting, to be personally sensed by the wise.” Paired with it is one from the

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Unfinished

With a printmaking class coming up starting September 3, I thought it would be a good deadline for finishing the various half-done pieces I have in process. It’s been luxurious to start any piece that

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

art journal

Social Action Sundays

Upcoming Social Action Sundays: We will be undertaking collections for the following organizations.  Unless noted, please make your checks out to the organization listed. Sept 18 Schenectady Home Furn

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Go See Kubo & the Two Strings: You Don’t Need to Read Anymore Than That

But if you want a little more. The other day an old friend who is Zen teacher as well as a math professor said that on a scale of one to ten, Kubo and the Two Strings is a twelve. For a math professor

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Ministerial Search Committee

The Search Committee has been focusing a great deal of its time lately on familiarizing ourselves with the information required to be included in the Congregational Record. The Record, whose format is

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

Ministerial Search Committee Upcoming Activities