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Mid-Week Message, 9-15-20

5 days ago

firstuunash.org (Site / Info)

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Blessing by O’Donohue

I found this poem again, by John O’Donohue, on a friend’s Facebook feed, and wanted to share it here. I think about how I haven’t had a lot of words lately, and have posted only rarely. There is somet

6 days ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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UUSC Deplores Ruling in TPS Case; Calls on Congress to Act

The 9th Circuit decision in Ramos v. Nielsen underlines the need for legislative solution

6 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (Site / Info)


A Method of Contemplation

There are of course many ways to practice meditative contemplative prayer. Many people want to jump straight into silence and mindfulness, but for most people this becomes dry and feels like hard work

6 days ago

Reignite (Site / Info)

The Need For Divisions Within The Pagan Movement

While I believe in cooperating where we have common cause, I’m even more interested in diving deeply into those areas where we wrestle with complicated questions and come out with different answers.

6 days ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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UU the Vote: All hands on deck

Nicole Pressley Build relationships with communities to make a difference now and in the future.

6 days ago

uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Five Ways to Show Your Pagan Pride Without a Festival

Five ways to carry the Pagan Pride banner in a year without a festival. The post Five Ways to Show Your Pagan Pride Without a Festival appeared first on Nature's Sacred Journey.

6 days ago

Nature's Sacred Journey (Site / Info)

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An Open Letter To Teachers in the Midst of Distance Learning

I see you—you are tired and frustrated and learning alllll the new tools that you need to teach the kids who may or may not be paying attention to you on the other end of the video call. You are worri

6 days ago

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The Once and Future American Gods

I understand our situation now. As followers of Jesus leave him for the Trump cult, Jesus’s power weakens as Trump’s grows. When Jesus finally figured out there was a demon inside Trump, he tried an e

1 week ago

Nobody Expects The Johnnieish Exposition! (Site / Info)

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A Baptism

I drape my legs over the side of the bathtubAnd my child splashes them with bubbles.I think of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples. I never felt unworthy until they put you in my arms,Never felt t

1 week ago

The Journey So Far (Site / Info)

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Daily Bread #128

We had Martian skies this week and air quality that mandated staying indoors. To stay sane, I have been compulsively riding my stationary bike in order to “close the rings” on my Apple watch. I am clo

1 week ago

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

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Prometheus, part one

William R. Jones, UU theologian and one-time religious educator, pointed out may years ago that the myth of Prometheus serves as a useful counter to the myth of Adam and Eve. For Adam and Eve, rebelli

1 week ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Religious Education Prometheus Story for All Ages video series William R. Jones

Ingathering: Renewing Our Promise to the World

Now more than ever, the wider community needs our commitment to our implicit covenant of care for each person and for interconnected community. We begin a new church year with the theme of "Renewal" a

1 week ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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“Thoughts and Prayers”: I love this song. Don’t misuse it.

This is a wonderful, humane, sorrowful song. I love it so much. And I get angry as hell when I see you misconstrue it: A lot of you don’t seem to understand who this line is directed to: Stick it up y

1 week ago

Nobody Expects The Johnnieish Exposition! (Site / Info)

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Why You Should Care About Theological Debates

Public advocacy for a religious belief is an invitation to a debate. You can express agreement. You can express a contrary view. Or you can decline the invitation. But if you try to tell the rest of u

1 week ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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A passionately cool political/theological meditation on Robert Frost’s poem “Fire and Ice”

Source: LA Times This week it has proved impossible for me not to look at the images of the huge wild-fires burning all over the West Coast of the USA and to wonder if this is a vision of the way the

1 week ago

CAUTE — Making Footprints Not Blueprints (Site / Info)

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When We Get To It: In Defense of Our Youth

This was written for a UU Polity immersion class I took during General Assembly this summer. I’m unsure of if I’ll deliver the actual sermon anywhere else, but I do intend to try the modified bridging

1 week ago

The Journey So Far (Site / Info)

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19 Years Later

I have so many mixed throughs about 9-11-2001 now 19 years later.  It really hurt when it happened.  Where I grew up in Skillman, NJ, I could see the World Trade Center on a clear day from the top.of

1 week ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


What do you see?

What do you see in this photo? At the literal level, here’s what I see: a White presidential candidate kneeling in front of half a dozen Black men, at least one Black woman, and another White man. I s

1 week ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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