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A Testimony – A Sermon on Coming Out, Being a Queer UU, and Beloved Community

The reading omitted from the video is “Angels of the Get Through” by Andrea Gibson When I first visited my home church, the minister told me she believes in God on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and alter

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Time for All Ages With Helen (Video Playlist)

LREDA and UUMA members are welcome to use any of these videos at their discretion for online worship, RE, etc. Lay leaders or anyone else interested in using them is encouraged to make a donation to B

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The First English Colony in North America Was Not the One You Think

  Fishermen from Holland, Portugal, Normandy, and England put ashore at St. Johns in seasonal camps to dry, salt, and store the cod bounty from the Grand Banks for decades before a colony was official

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The Wrong Medicine

*trigger warning – this piece includes reference to my experience with sexual violence. Watching the situation surrounding Governor Andrew Cuomo unfold, I keep coming back to the very powerful sense t

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Rhythm

“Do not fear agitation, for agitation is the rhythm of life itself; to be put into motion, to be stirred” -Rev. Tania Márquez Feel some rhythm today. Sense the beat of a drum in some music–whether or

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It’s Not My Job To Educate You (except it kinda is)

I will answer questions asked in good faith all day long. The moment I see sea lioning or other games, I’m gone. It’s my job to educate those who want to learn. I’m not here for anyone’s juvenile ente

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COVID Task Force

The COVID Task Force was appointed by the Board of Trustees to help guide the church through the pandemic. The COVID Task Force (CTF) members provide All Souls with a variety of professional experienc

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Practice & Voice BeyondBelief COVID 19 COVID Task Force

Author introduces new, lushly-illustrated board book featuring Norse deities

Author Jennifer Hartman's latest project seeks funding to produce a second children's book featuring Norse deities. Continue reading Author introduces new, lushly-illustrated board book featuring Nors

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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The Empty and the Open: Pointers on the Zen Way in a Real World

  THE EMPTY & THE OPEN Jan Seymour-Ford Senior Dharma Teacher, Empty Moon Zen I’ve been in a very quiet, dark, empty-handed place for a while in my practice, and in my life. So here’s what I’ve been t

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Facing a Tsunami of New Homeless McHenry County Agencies Stick Finger in the Dike

Missouri Democratic Representative Cori Bush camped out with other activists on the Capitol steps to get Congress to extend a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures. A new wave of homelessness is ab

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Form

A bar of clay given to a child has a particular form, but where it ends up is anybody’s guess. Imagination becomes tangible as hands mold the clay. How can you open yourself to being molded by things

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Algae blooms, high temperatures, and exotic species stress marine life

The past month has shown a spotlight on the challenges and serious problems facing the waterways and oceans of U.S. Continue reading Algae blooms, high temperatures, and exotic species stress marine l

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Yasodhara: The Forgotten Story of the Buddha’s Wife

Growing up in a theologically conservative congregation in South Carolina, I was taught that there was only one right way to be religious, and conveniently, it was ours. All other paths—including many

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Plans for Religious Education

Plans are well underway for the upcoming RE year! We’ll be offering K/1/2 OWL, 5/6 OWL, and 8/9 OWL (Our Whole Lives sexuality education) as well as some familiar and some new-to-us curricula! We also

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What is it about Unitarian Universalists and Social Justice? by Reverend Tom Capo

                            Unitarian Universalists exhibit a high degree of theological and philosophical diversity—with Atheists, Agnostics, Buddhists, Humanists, Pagans, Christians, Jews, searchers

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Rest in Power, Bob Moses

The Civil Rights Movement has lost another great one. Radical educator, global-minded activist, MacArthur genius fellow. On July 25 at age 86, Bob Moses joined the ancestors. While we’re heartbroken a

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

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Mid-Week Message Aug. 3, 2021

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Guest Post: Family Wellness During the Pandemic: Let’s Get Back to Normal

    Guest post by Grinil Khanna with AuX Family Dynamics.     We used to have a routine. Wake up, get the kids ready, take the kids to school, hustle to work in traffic, answer to the boss, rush back

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Ships Passing in the Night —Columbus and the Jews of Spain

Columbus kissing the ring of his patroness Queen Isabella of Spain while he co-monarch King Ferdinand and a Catholic Bishop look on as he prepares to depart the port of Palos in an illustration suppor

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Spiritual Warfare and the Need for a Pagan Worldview

There is conflict in the spirit world. The stories of our ancestor say there is. Our contemporary experiences say there is. It’s not World War III and it’s certainly not the Christian apocalypse. But

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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