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Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Memorial Congregation

(keep the following number in mind; 86) I think I have to start this post with a question: do you know who Frances Ellen Watkins Harper is? anyway….. Last month I got to spend a weekend in Kansas City

4 weeks ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism UU Ministry misc. UUs of color questions UU congregations

When systems thinking goes haywire

"Systems thinking" is an essential component of a progressive worldview. When analyzing a difficult situation, a systems thinker sees how all of the components fit together, rather than focusing on fi

4 weeks ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Pride Week in Los Alamos!

          [Friends of Los Alamos Pride accept the Proclamation of Los Alamos County LGBTQ+ Pride Week from the County Council] Pride Week Events at the Unitarian Church We were thrilled to be a part o

05/24/2018 02:06:39 PM

Your Life Is A Gospel (Site / Info)


A Note from Your Minister, May 21, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of First Parish Church: Yesterday during the service I let the congregation know that I will not be able to renew my contract with the First Parish Church for a second year. I

05/22/2018 10:54:14 AM

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


Black Theology Saved The World Once, And It Can Do It Again pt.2

There was a wedding over the weekend. This post is about the sermon. Back in January I wrote a post saying that if the resistance paid attention, Black theology could save the world. I think Bishop Cu

05/21/2018 06:41:24 PM

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

Theology Unitarian Universalism misc. liberal theology Black theology

Finding Our Spark

This sermon was preached on 5/20/18 and reflects on learning to be creative, when your verve feels gone. All of this month we’ve been reflecting on what it would mean to be a people of creativity. Fro

05/20/2018 11:57:40 AM

RevWho (Site / Info)

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Bishop Michael Curry's Homily

Bishop Michael Curry, on the occasion of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, opened his homily with an invocation to a "loving and liberating God." Consider that theological assertion, and

05/20/2018 09:09:00 AM

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)


As life takes me on new adventures, I’ll be taking this blog in a new direction. Advertisements

05/17/2018 09:30:16 AM

Gathered by the Fire (Site / Info)


The Story Behind Little Women: Louisa May Alcott, Transcendentalism, & Unexpected Success

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) is best known as the author of the 1868 novel Little Women. The second of four daughters born to Abigail and Bronson Alcott, she was born on November 29, 1832, which also

05/17/2018 08:27:37 AM

Carl Gregg (Site / Info)


When You Become Homeless…Church Homeless, That Is

(for those of you who know my religious situation, I am not talking about my other denominational connections. this post is only about Unitarian Universalism) It happened so slowly I didn’t even recog

05/14/2018 12:47:37 PM

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism misc.

What Do Men Want? a sequel

WHAT DO MEN WANT?   A sequel to “What do Women Want?” Rev. Kit Ketcham, PUUF, May 13, 2018             As the #MeToo wave swept across the globe and thousands, even millions of women came forward to r

05/13/2018 06:01:52 PM

Ms. Kitty's Saloon and Road Show (Site / Info)

Our Story of Religious Freedom: The Future

On this Mother’s Day, I am asking a question that was on the heart and mind of the Mother of our religious tradition: Queen Isabella of Transylvania. What if shift happens? In her day, 450 years ago,

05/13/2018 07:11:13 AM

Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism freedom Sermons and Homilies Spiritual Community Vocation and Calling Edict of Torda Queen Isabella

The Wheels On The Bus…..(Black Church Memories)

Three weeks ago, after I got off the Red Line at Porter Square, I saw something that I haven’t seen in this area but something which is a Black church staple. A church bus. The church I grew up in had

05/08/2018 07:42:11 PM

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism UU misc. UU congregations Black church memory

The Courage to Covenant

(As delivered on May 6, 2018, at the UU Fellowship of Bennington, VT)  Reading  “A Ritual to Read to Each Other” by William Stafford If you don’t know the kind of person I am and I don’t know the kind

05/06/2018 10:00:43 AM

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)


Our Story of Religious Freedom: The Present

450 years ago, the story of our Unitarian Universalist religious freedom began. Queen Isabella’s vision was made real by her son, King John Sigismund, through his Edict of Torda. We heard that part of

05/06/2018 08:23:00 AM

Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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Weeping for Hungry Families

When I was a new minister, I served a UU congregation in a small Southern town that, on the surface, was a popular weekend tourist destination: a place to go gold panning, visit the burgeoning winerie

05/04/2018 08:02:16 AM

Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation (Site / Info)

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How Many Earths Would It Take For Everyone To Live Your Lifestyle?

The number of human beings on this planet has septupled (increased sevenfold) in a mere two centuries, from approximately 1 billion people alive in 1800 to more than 7.6 billion people today. Although

05/01/2018 11:21:02 AM

Carl Gregg (Site / Info)


Outrage Can Get Boring

I know someone whose "tell" that she's had a leeetle too much to drink is outrage. Not at the recipient, but on their behalf. Her friends all know it, and frankly, it just makes us giggle, because the

05/01/2018 09:07:00 AM

Boots and Blessings (Site / Info)


          I knew something was very wrong when Easter and April Fool’s fell on the selfsame day–an omen that all is not well, anywhere. Nor did it take long to come to fruition, having begun only Nov.

04/28/2018 02:00:16 PM

Ichabod's Kin (Site / Info)



          Something there is,” said Robert Frost, “that doesn’t love a wall.”           I’m with him, whether they keep others out or in. I won’t live in a gated community, and I hated the Berlin Wall

04/27/2018 11:40:55 AM

Ichabod's Kin (Site / Info)