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Family Chapel

The title of a program called “Religious Education” may imply that the primary activity is educational and classroom instruction-based, and that the task is to learn about religion. This is only parti

2 weeks ago

The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

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Whole Church Worship

TL;dr -- Our church does "Whole Church Worship," or "All Ages Are Together for the Whole Service, Every Service, Every Week." I've been getting a lot of questions about this. Here are some answers. Pr

2 weeks ago

Boots and Blessings (Site / Info)

Intergenerational Whole Church Worship

Being a People of Welcome

Quotes “The heart of [being a people of welcome] is about creating space for someone to feel seen and heard and loved. It’s about declaring your table a safe zone, a place of warmth and nourishment.”

2 weeks ago

The Human Spirit (Site / Info)

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Good Women, Bad Women

There was something telling in one word, a mere conjunction, buried in a sentence in the 19th paragraph of an article in this morning's New York Times . Under the headline, "The Daughter of a Maverick

2 weeks ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Reflection

Labor Day Breakfast Social

No worship today. We’ll bring the bagels and coffee, you bring a breakfast dish to share. Come and socialize with your church friends as we end the summer season and get ready for a new church year.

2 weeks ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

Sermons

Hell Strip to Esplanade

Last month, Margy and I were talking about the crabgrass that has overrun the lawn in so many places, including the strip between the sidewalk and the street. This strip seems to be referred to by man

2 weeks ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Guide to visiting other faith communities

Here’s a five-minute video I made about what to pay attention to when you visit services at a faith community that’s not your own. Drawing on Ninian Smart‘s seven dimensions of religion, the video sug

2 weeks ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Religious Education Practical religion

Many Voices Reading Circle-October and December 2018

The Many voices Reading Circle meets at the home of Sally Cummings at 7:30 p.m. The next 2 meetings are scheduled for October 25 and December 13. Please call Sally at 201 841 9290 for directions. Octo

2 weeks ago

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palisades (Site / Info)

Blog

The body remembers

My left thumb has been aching a lot recently, in what medical professionals would know as my first metacarpophalangeal joint. I have a lot of little aches in this and that joint, no doubt arthritis mo

2 weeks ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

Memoir

Welcoming Diversity (welcoming people with emotional and mental health issues)

             I don’t think there is a person in this room who doesn’t believe they are welcoming.   We all have a pretty good idea what it takes—make eye contact, say hello, answer some questions, inv

2 weeks ago

The Human Spirit (Site / Info)

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A Final Goodbye to First Parish Church, Ashby

Dear Members and Friends of First Parish Church: Today is my final day as your minister. I write to say goodbye and offer a few closing reflections on our time together and the congregation. I write w

2 weeks ago

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

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Rainbow Visit

Margy and I have been visiting with friends in a cabin on the water in Cushing, Maine. This was the view from the cabin the other day, as a rain shower passed through, quickly followed by bands of sun

2 weeks ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Trusting the Call and crystalline knowledge

“Do you always trust your first initial feeling? Special knowledge holds truth, bears believing I turned around And the water was closing all around Like a glove Like the love that had finally, finall

3 weeks ago

BeyondBelief (Site / Info)

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Sabbatical reading, 2016

I kept a list of everything I read during my sabbatical two years ago. It’s been on this blog as a separate page, and as part of some blog housekeeping, I’m converting it to a post.   Books read durin

3 weeks ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Politics vs. Personal

Politics can be more like a shoot out at the OK Coral. One thing that John McCain has reminded us that politics is a rough and tumble business. If you want to be president you pull out all the stops.

3 weeks ago

Changing the World (Site / Info)

opinion

Bringing "Tolerance" Back

A few years ago, "tolerance" fell out of favor. It was during excitement about marriage equality and the feeling that we were on a progressive, inclusive arc. Who wants to be tolerated? we said. We wa

3 weeks ago

Boots and Blessings (Site / Info)

Tolerance

Summer Stories: Hell, Transcendence, and Knowledge

This Summer, we’ve invited a few of our members who came to All Souls with Carlton D. Pearson in 2008 to share their heart-opening and profoundly inspirational stories. “I have very deep evangelical r

3 weeks ago

BeyondBelief (Site / Info)

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A Sermon Not Quite About Groundhogs

This Sunday used the story “Little Jar Labeled Freedom” from the collection titled What If Nobody Forgave? About two and a half years ago, it was a typical day in the office. And I do mean typical. Pa

3 weeks ago

Cheno Words (Site / Info)

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Remembering and mis-remembering John McCain

The kvelling over Senator John McCain shows how low the bar has fallen recently. We know why, but if we’re going to grade politicians on a curve, let’s not just look at the past two years. “Greatest A

3 weeks ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Deep Fun: Beginning

From the psychology department of the University of Arizona comes a study about happiness and the role that big talk, as opposed to small talk, plays. When we get all existential with each other—when

3 weeks ago

Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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