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The Blessing of One Voice

(Click here to listen – as delivered at the UU Congregation of Saratoga Springs, NY – thanks to soloists Nancy Kass and Laurie Singer) Fans of the TV show The West Wing are familiar with character Pre

2 weeks ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

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Keeping Stories

Last week, while cleaning out my files in the office at church, I was remembering so many wonderful stories of the work of this congregation on behalf of social justice.  I found myself wondering, “Wh

2 weeks ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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The Suburbanization of Liberal Religion

Once upon a time, Unitarianism was an urban religion. Our most prominent and successful churches were in the cities, embedded in the urban culture and community where they were. Yes, there are many ex

2 weeks ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Suggested slogan for Paris

(Consider this backdated a week. I have been too tired from full days of museum-walking and street-exploring to do much blogging.) In case Paris decides it needs a new slogan, I suggest “It lives up t

2 weeks ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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The Evolution of Monotheism

Monotheism affirms the existence of a single God, by denying the existence of all other Gods. The idea of Monotheism has been compelling, and it has spread widely. But it also has the potential to be

2 weeks ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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Families Belong Together: A story

There was confusion about whether the June 30 rally against family separation at the Rhode Island Statehouse was going to happen. It had been on MoveOn's list, and then it was off the list, and then a

2 weeks ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Language challenges

(Catching up on blogging–this was written during our stay in Paris a week ago) Joy and I both had a decent knowledge of French back in college, but that was a long time ago. Being in Paris is re-activ

2 weeks ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Diversity and Inclusion Team Chair | Shannon Boston

Congratulations to our Executive Director of Lifespan Religious Education, Shannon Boston! At this year’s UUA General Assembly, she was elected as the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Team for the

3 weeks ago

BeyondBelief (Site / Info)

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The big day

Are you going? The lead partners of this action are calling upon participants to wear white—as a striking visual symbol that will also connect attendees in solidarity to each-other and channel histori

3 weeks ago

Changing the World (Site / Info)

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All Are Called

I wrote a song. And instead of performing it for a few friends, or maybe a small congregation, I first performed it on a big stage, with thousands of people watching – and singing along. How am I feel

3 weeks ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

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Surrender

They say that life endings and transitions are in some ways a preparation for that greatest of transitions, dying.  So I am noticing some things about the ending of my ministry.  I have not been able

3 weeks ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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What I See Going On in the UUA

There is a national popular movement going on. Trump precipitated it, but it is widening and deepening to challenge many linked oppressive systems. It is not a shallow, or narrow, movement. It is not

3 weeks ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Genderqueerness at the art museum

We went to the Musée d’Art Moderne with the express purpose of seeing a mural called “The Electricity Fairy” by Raoul Dufy. Joy’s discovery of this mural’s existence was an occasion for amazement, sin

3 weeks ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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GA in LA 2018

Join us as we broadcast portions of this year’s Sunday morning worship from General Assembly in Kansas City. New UUA president, the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, delivers the sermon.

3 weeks ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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Interrupt Hate, Stand in Love (2016)

It has been a privilege to bear witness to the intelligence, compassion and solidarity spoken and felt here today at City Hall. I was born here in Oregon in the 1970s, and this is the state I have kno

3 weeks ago

Radicalhapa (Site / Info)

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Impressionism Day

Today, our third full day in Paris, the schedule was: Musee de L’Orangerie, with its two oval rooms immersing the viewers in Monet’s water lilies. There are lots of other Impressionist paintings as we

4 weeks ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Congregational Accountability and White Supremacy Culture

The subject of Congregational Accountability came up again at the UU Ministers Association Meeting, again. It always comes up, because the problem never changes and is never solved. What is meant by t

4 weeks ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Improving prayerbook typography

So, last time I said I was putting off a post about improving prayerbook typography to focus on the times. Then I started writing it and began to grow into a sermon. No thanks. Here’s the deal. I nice

4 weeks ago

Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

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Loving Presence: A Connection for All Beings

Two passions guide my life: My bond with animals and my natural practice of Unitarian Universalism and Loving Presence. Just seeing any animal, or even just thinking about animals, brings me closer to

4 weeks ago

BeyondBelief (Site / Info)

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Seen and unseen

The Mona Lisa is instantly recognizable by the crowd of people standing before it, most of them taking photos. It’s in a large hall with lots of other paintings, most of which aren’t very interesting

4 weeks ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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