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Iola Prep and Comfort

Winter Storm Iola* is already predicted to be a historic storm, with nearly three feet of snow possible in some of the biggest cities of the US East Coast. With heavy snow and high winds, some areas m

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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Any Interest In A #BlackLivesMatter Shadow GA?

Hello all. Since GA programming too often can’t address pressing issues (for any number of reasons) AND since GA is going to a city that has a history of bad policing practice [is Portland still under

18 hours ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)


Our Religious Literacy Goals

At OUUC we have three major goals for our religious education program: 1.  UU Identity (includes history, heritage, and involvement in larger denomination outside our congregation) 2.  Religious Liter

19 hours ago

The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

Nuts and Bolts of Religious Education

Abundance Scooped from Abundance: Reflections on Myanmar

homily delivered today at First Parish Church of Groton There is a line from an Anne Sexton poem. I have used it here and nearly everywhere I have been given the chance: Abundance scooped from abundan

19 hours ago

irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

Interfaith Buddhism Generosity hospitality Travelogue Myanmar Burma abundance Changmyay Meditation Center Myanmar Institute of Theology Nyana Ramsi Pwo Kayin Theological School

examining authority.

Examining Authority A sermon by the Rev. Dawn Cooley Delivered at First Unitarian Church on January 25, 2015 There are many perspectives from which we might examine authority. Our moment for all ages

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Speaking of... (Site / Info)


Church 101: Giving Money (Part 2 of 2)

People new to congregational life are often anxious about pledging. After all, this is a financial commitment you didn’t used to have. Here’s what I hear most often: How much should I pledge? Pledging

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Ministry in Steel Toe Shoes | Ministry in Steel Toe Shoes (Site / Info)

Ministry teaching Church 101 Practical Arts Pledging

Dosho Port Receives Inka Shomei

I am honored to be able to announce that on the evening of January 23rd, 2015, in the ancient and ever renewed ceremony of Inka Shomei I passed on the Dharma as I received it from John Tarrant, who hi

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


THE GREAT WAY OF LIBERAL RELIGION A Meditation on Francis David, George Biandrata, and King John Sigismund

THE GREAT WAY OF LIBERAL RELIGION A Meditation on Francis David, George Biandrata, & King John Sigismund James Ishmael Ford First Unitarian Church Providence, Rhode Island Text In this world there hav

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Sermon: The Longest Road

This sermon was preached at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington on Sunday, January 25th, 2015. “The course of a life is measured in moments. How does yearning bring us back to our purp

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RevWho (Site / Info)

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This Morning Again It Was in the Dusty Pines — to divinize nature and naturalize the divine

Dusty pines in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden PROLOGUE The opening paragraph Emerson’s essay “Nature”: Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of the fathers. It writes biographies

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

unitarian universalist Address Mary Oliver Edward F. Mooney Ralph Waldo Emerson Deus sive Natura God or Nature

What is compassion?

I’ll be joining 1000 Voices for Compassion, which currently stands at the mathematically-pleasing number of 1024 bloggers who will write about compassion on February 20. What do you think compassion i

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)


Another source of “red hymnal” liturgical resources

The Services of Religion associated with the red Hymns of the Spirit drew from many sources. One was Devotional Services for Public Worship (1903), an example of English Congregationalist liturgy; it

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Worship hymns


I am a bit of a Sudoku practitioner. For ages I had puzzle books full of them, and in this digital age I have an app on my phone. When my mind is all over the place, I can open a game and focus. Make

1 day ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)


The Promise of Unitarian Universalism: Reviving The World

The Promise of Unitarian Universalism: Reviving The World Revival Fort Worth Thur. Jan. 22, 2015 Rev. Ron Robinson [The original text from which the talk was given, accompanied by our Miracle Among th

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The Welcome Table (Site / Info)

This Week's Prayer

Dear Ground of Being, We pray to remember, to grow in gratitude for the voices of insight among us. We remember Marcus Borg, who died this week. The liberal Christian theologian was a leader in the Je

1 day ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)


Truth and Meaning: Community College Realities

Last Sunday, the Midland Daily News published an editorial titled "Our View: Aid, scholarships already available for community college." An adequate response mandates that the falsehoods in each sente

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

justice youth income inequality disillusion

The Unmerciful Servant: One of Jesus’ Parables as Remembered by Kids

Thanks to the good folk at the First Baptist Church of Marble Falls for this gem.

2 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


We can never surprise nature in a corner . . . a walk along Fleam Dyke to Mutlow Hill

The woods on the way to the dyke Last Monday, I cycled over to Fleam Dyke and then walked along it to Mutlow Hill where I ate my sandwiches and had a flask of warming tea. Much needed it was too, beca

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

walking black and white photography Ralph Waldo Emerson Fleam Dyke Friends of the Roman Road and Fleam Dyke Mutlow Hill The Method of Nature Transcendentalism

Two New Preaching Dates

I am delighted to announce two new preaching dates: March 15, United First Parish Church (Unitarian), Quincy, MA May 10, The First Church in Salem, Unitarian, Salem, MA.

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


False Victory

As a former daily reporter and columnist, I was quite used to having to pull and rewrite stories on tight deadlines because the situation had changed. An arrest had been made, a source had been locate

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UUWF (Site / Info)