I admit I’ve been on my own journey with Black Lives Matter as a slogan. Initially I thought we should be celebrating all lives matter since that is our first principle celebrating everyone’s inherent
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submitted by Meg Glenn-Albiez A chance to find out what Big History is all about! Big History has eight thresholds. We will study the first thee thresholds in the unit “The Universe.” The thresholds a
submitted by by Sandy Burkes-Campbell When I took over the UUFP presidency from Alan Sheeler in July I began to worry about our roof. As a member of the planning committee I was aware of the problem,
Reflections from Bev Becker, member, Jewish Heritage Group, DuPage UU Church What is Yom Kippur? Yom Kippur is the most solemn and sacred day of the Jewish New Year. Sometimes referred to as "The Days
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Funkadelic guitarist Lucas “Tawl” Ross was born on this day in 1948.
The leader of last weekend’s retreat, process philosopher and poet Christina Hutchins, invited us to write poems, prompted by and including a question by Pablo Neruda. She posted a dozen around the ro
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40. Praise beauty and that’s what’s prized. Praise justice and the same thing happens. Tagged: #poem #poetry, #Stoicism, philosophy
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A nice chat with other member of Universalist National Memorial Church after services today, over coffee. As sometimes happens, the matter of books came up, which merged with another comment about Hos
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We’ve doubled what we had through today with checks and Vanco! Be a part of raising a new roof!
Sacred Economics: "We’ve all been given a gift, a gift of life. What we do with our lives is our gift back"
The walnut tree and the church back-yard Readings: From a short film about Charles Eisenstein’s book “Sacred Economics” The film begins with a epigraph by Edo: “We’ve all been given a gift, a gift of
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From New Yorker writer Paul Simms comes a piece entitled “God’s Blog.” Here is the Creator of the Universe, the Holy of Holies, blogging about the grand and glorious Creation that’s just unfolded at t
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It’s the last day of Banned Books Week 2015. Local bookstores are often on the front lines of fighting local book bans. (And while I rely on the big behemoth booksellers, face-to-face bookstores can b
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WORDS OF COMFORT Love gathers us here today and this is so important, our togetherness…. Just to be together, to look into one another’s faces, takes away some of the loneliness and draws our hearts t
The roof survived and the hurricane changed direction. If it hadn’t… Please take a moment and chip in to replace the roof.
“God, lover of us all, most holy one, help us to respond to you, to create what you want for us here on earth. Give us today enough for our needs. Forgive our weak and deliberate offenses, just as we
Mass murder done with guns. The anguish of grief. The frustration with the seeming intractability of the problem. The handwringing and despair. The liberal church, in particular, seems to become a car
I recently made a presentation in which I argued with myself about whether God exists, and I’m posting it here, one speech at a time. For details, see my previous entry. As you read, notice what you t
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Here's why it's important: A crucial part of the conservative cultural and political hegemony for the last forty plus years has been the alliance between the white Catholics and the White evangelical
In 2007 the United Nations designated today, the 2nd of October, as an International Day of Non-Violence. They chose Mohandas Gandhi’s birthday, observed in India as Gandhi Jayanti. Of course it comes