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“Missing” Georgia churches found

As many of you know, I am from Georgia and started my career there. I even worked to an ill-fated and later abandoned master’s degree in church history; my thesis would have been about Universalist ch

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Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

Universalist history Religious architecture

Writing with Conscience is a Moral Imperative, Not a Misstep

By Kavita Das | I remember a conversation I had with an editor at a literary magazine soon after I had transitioned from working in social change to becoming a writer close to ten years ago. I had sha

6 days ago

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

activism Race and Ethnicity in America Literature and the Arts Kavita Das Craft and Concience

First Snow, Gaza, Small Birds

We have our first snow-covered morning here in our yard in Portland Maine. In places further from the shore they got several inches, but we had mostly rain until early morning. Now it feels like winte

6 days ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Elder Care 2023

I wonder how many of us are out there, Sitting in cars in grocery store parking lots Staring into space Wondering how we are going to pay for gas…or rent, Or how we’re going to make the trip…again, Or

1 week ago

spirituwellness (Site / Info)

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From Behind the Lens

In college I studied photography and fell in love with Jerry Uelsmann. I took four semesters of film photography and studied a lot of Uelsmanns work. He was an outstanding photographer, but his skills

1 week ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

Gift of Mystery Seeing what we haven't seen

The First Encounter Between a Jesuit and a Zen Master

            Today, the 3rd of December has been declared a feast or saint’s day for Francis Xavier. He was one of the first Jesuits. And eventually a Catholic missionary to Japan. While fervently host

1 week ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Join the All Souls Holiday Food Drive for Women in Recovery

The holiday season is a time of giving, warmth, and community spirit. At All Souls, we believe in making a tangible difference in the lives of those around us. This year, we are excited to announce th

1 week ago

BeyondBelief (Site / Info)

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The common Good: Howard Thurman

The fourth sermon in the "Lives of the Spirit" series focuses on the life and teachings of Howard Thurman. The post The common Good: Howard Thurman appeared first on Colin Bossen.

1 week ago

Colin Bossen (Site / Info)

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What's Your Great Vow?

I. Transformation is our theme for December. Change, of course, is inevitable. We can’t help but change. The first task is to accept this – don’t try to fight change, and when it comes, as it is conti

1 week ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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Advent for Everyone

SERVICE PARTICIPANTS Rev. John Cullinan, Pastor Rev. Tina DeYoe, Director of Lifespan Religious Education Nylea Butler-Moore, Director of Music Elisa Enriquez, vocalist Renae Mitchell, Mike Begnaud, P

1 week ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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Weekly Bread #251

“Don’t sweat it.” It is something people tell you. No worries, it’s OK. Don’t stress. But that isn’t always good advice. Sometimes you need to sweat, and not just when hiking. I ALWAYS sweat when hiki

1 week ago

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

Hiking Homilies

Dust In The Wind

The older I get, the more losses I’m experiencing. Things I thought would last forever, aren’t. Progress I assumed would continue, isn’t. People I expected would outlive me, haven’t. Some of this is t

1 week ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Embracing climate adaptation positives in our settings in good company

A short  “ thought for the day” offered to the Cambridge Unitarian Church as part of the Sunday Service of Mindful   Meditation.   (A recorded version of the following piece can be heard at this link)

1 week ago

CAUTE — Making Footprints Not Blueprints (Site / Info)

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Seeking to Hide

That’s the tentative title for what might end up being a painting. I envision this writing scratched in paint or ink so that an under-layer of paint or ink shows through, but some kind of dry medium m

1 week ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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You don’t gotta

We walked through the Nelson Homestead at Woolman Hill Conference Center. This is where Wally and Juanita Nelson lived the last couple of decades of their lives — off the grid, growing their own food,

1 week ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Dorothy Day: Works of Mercy (Guest Blog Post by Rev. D. Scott Cooper)

The third sermon in the series "Lives of the Spirit" was delivered by the Rev. D. Scott Cooper. It focuses on the life and philosophy of the founder of the Catholic Worker movement, Dorothy Day. The p

1 week ago

Colin Bossen (Site / Info)

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Sunday, December 3 ~ Let the Mystery Be ~ 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, December 3 Let the Mystery Be Our human brains are constantly seeking to quantify, measure, and categorize the world around us. Join us this Sunday, December 3, as Rev. Alice reflects on the v

1 week ago

Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)


We are a Beacon of Hope

Our vision statement concludes with the words “We are a beacon of hope.” These are years when that beacon is particularly important. I note two major trends in this country, trends which may not be un

1 week ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)


A Panoramic UU View of . . . Mystery

During the holidays, I tend to reflect on the cycles of life … birth, death, and the in-between. Thinking about new babies coming into the world provokes thoughts of joy, imagination, idealism, hope,

1 week ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)


Sabbatical activities: Human Library

Perhaps you, like me, have seen this come across your social media feed: Sounds so cool, doesn’t it? Well, the United States is one of those 50 countries, and a depot of the Human Library has been und

1 week ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)