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The 2018 Children’s Annual Meeting

Each year, we hold a “Children’s Annual Meeting”. It is the children’s main opportunity to practice congregational polity, just as the adult voting members of our congregation do when they attend a co

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The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)


Tour Guide

I just had a friend ask me for suggestions of what to do in Portland, Maine on Facebook. Since I lived one town away in Westbrook for ten years, I had all the suggestions. I’m also that weird guy who

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

The Blog

Minister Envisions Francophone Unitarian Community Online

Imagine an online community that would offer the world’s 220 million Francophones an opportunity to explore Unitarian Universalism. Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana of the Saskatoon Unitarians had that very

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)


Talking Proselytizer Blues

Here’s an old talking blues I found in my files, cleaned up a bit, and added chords to. It might be hard to figure out the rhythm at times, so here’s a link to a PDF of the lyrics with the main beats

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Musical arts

Religious Education – Week of April 16th

This past week was full of fabulous experiences for this DLRE! After the Coming of Age trip to Boston last weekend, the ministers and I headed to Hamilton for a Minister(s)/DRE retreat. When the retre

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Credit where due

Being in the web dev business, and working as an engineer over the years, I've become a lot better at finding fault than finding goodness. It's nice (and rather rare) to have something on the web not

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)


I was an awkward child My short polio leg Threw my balance off My knees were always skinned The scabs barely healing Before I fell again running Tripping when my legs Did not land quite right My bike

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

Unitarian Universalism Poetry balance aging Kaiser Medical Weight Management Program

Save the Date of May 20th for Annual Meeting!

The Annual Meeting will take place after the worship service on Sunday, May 20, at which time members of the congregation will vote on the proposed 2018-19 budget and on nominees for two seats on the

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Co-Ministers’ Colloquy

This weekend, we had the honor to participate in an Installation service at the UU Church of Montclair, where our colleagues Revs. Anya and Scott Sammler-Michael serve as new co-ministers. The energy

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

news Circles - Highlights Co-Ministers' Blog

Global Wiccan summit set for early September

TWH — The Global Wicca Summit will take place from Sept. 4 through 10, 2018, and be focused on the question, “Is Wicca a global faith?” This free, interfaith summit will discuss and examine the curren

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism Correllian Wicca

Warring on Neighborhoods with Mass Incarceration

A Q&A with Ryan Lugalia-Hollon and Daniel Cooper: Both of us worked on Chicago’s West side for years, focusing on several different issues. But all roads eventually led us to mass incarceration. Wheth

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Beacon Broadside: A Project of Beacon Press (Site / Info)

American Society Politics and Current Events Now More Than Ever Race and Ethnicity in America Ryan Lugalia-Hollon Daniel Cooper The War on Neighborhoods

America's Shareholder Meeting: USAFacts

Here's something orthogonal to the unhinged reality show dominating the political news these days: Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO is making sense of government spending, with facts. Imagine that!

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

The best thing Robert E. Lee ever said, and how he's like modern liberals

"So far from engaging in a war to perpetuate slavery, I have rejoiced that slavery is abolished. I believe it will be great for the interests of the south. So fully am I satisfied with this, as regard

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Slavery Civil War (US)

Jesus' life hacks

Who is Jesus to Unitarian Universalists? Most UUs don't consider Him God anymore than anyone else. Years ago the National Council of Churches expelled Unitarian Universalism deciding that it is not a

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)


Save the Date! Bellies for Breasts Fundraiser ~ 5/19

Help us celebrate a DECADE of shimmying with us to raise funds for our walkers in the Just ‘Cause Breast Cancer 20-Mile Walk on June 9, 2017. Belly dance is an ages-old art form that celebrates all wo

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)


Would you get someone out of hell if you could?

I watched Come Sunday with my family this weekend, the story of Bishop Carlton Pearson's epiphany of universal salvation, and the price he paid for being public about it. If you are a UU primarily int

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Boots and Blessings (Site / Info)

your can can't you?

Yesterday my high school students hammered copper into thin sheets, turned rings on the lathe, painted oversized scrabble squares, and did other things of their own creative inclination. Weather permi

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

A Way Out

When you have felt trapped, confined in a space that you can’t find a way to escape, seeing the light of a possible way out—even in the distance—feels like something of a miracle. When have you found

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Frank Bidart—Pulitzer Winner Not for the Weak Kneed

Frank Bidart. If you turn to poetry for soul soothing comfort, this is not for you.   If you seek to be inspired and uplifted, this is not the guy.   If you are looking for cheap thrills and slasher p

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

National Book Award Bakersfield Frank Bidart Golden State Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 Herbert White James Franco Pulitzer Prize for Poetry short film The Sacrifice Wellesley College

Called, Not Chosen – Building an Inclusive Paganism

As powerful as my ecstatic experiences of the Gods have been, they’re not the core of my religion. The core is embodying the virtues of the Gods and manifesting Their values in this world. First-hand

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

Paganism Pagan called polytheism Foundations and Context chosen gatekeeping K.C. Alexander