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To Begin: Use Your Power

We all have power.  Our bodies are like batteries: generating heat, magnetic fields, and electrical fields, and acting on the solids, liquids, and gases around us.  Our minds churn with activity: thin

5 days ago

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Orphan Mystery

One of the first stories I heard about an ancestor was that of my great-great grandmother, Margareta, on my dad’s side of the family. My grandfather Heie Johnson wrote about her in a little notebook,

5 days ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Blog Closing Soon

Hi, friends! Assuming anyone still gets these updates anywhere. I got the email telling me that this site will be renewed soon, and I realized that I don’t really want to do that. There are a few thin

5 days ago

Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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How Do You Save Energy? February 9

Green Sanctuary is sponsoring an idea exchange on how you personally save energy on Sunday, February 9th, 12:15-1:15pm in the Emerson Room. We will be collecting ideas and making a list of all the dif

5 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Religious Education This Week – January 22

Sunday, 1/26:  The K/1 OWL Parent Orientation will take place today in the K/1 classroom beginning right at 10:30! The children will head to the K/1 classroom along with their parents and will then be

5 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

Religious Education Blog Blogs & Highlights

Co-Ministers’ Colloquy — January 22

This past Sunday, we noted that we, your co-ministers, are going to start striving to be more explicit in naming the presence of white supremacy culture (wsc) because we have started to realize that t

5 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

Co-Ministers' Blog Blogs & Highlights

Preparing for our SUUperhero Cabaret on Feb. 2

The Music Team is putting together another fabulous cabaret and dessert auction this year, and there are lots of ways YOU can help out. It’s all happening right after the worship service & lunch on Fe

5 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Soup Kitchen Fundraiser Lunch – January 26, 2020

On Sunday, January 26, the Soup Kitchen Volunteers will offer a lunch for our congregation immediately following the service. The lunch is a fundraiser for our continuing effort to feed the hungry in

5 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Sunday, January 26 ~ Punching Nazis, Cancel Culture, and Other Ethical Dilemmas ~ 10:30am

“Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.” ~ Samuel Johnson This Sunday, we continue our January theme on Integrity. We live in compl

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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Mountain Camp Registration is Open

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Mary Frances Berry Tells Trevor Noah that History Teaches Us to Resist

It’s not often that our authors appear on The Daily Show, but when they do, we flip out and rejoice! Mary Frances Berry, former Chairwoman of the US Commission on Civil Rights and a lifelong activist,

5 days ago

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

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Nonviolence or Nonexistence?

I made myself a promise when I entered ministry that I would not preach on MLK Sunday.  I did this for several reasons, the most important of which is that I don’t believe that it is right for a black

5 days ago

spirituwellness (Site / Info)

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Media roundup: Congregations remember New England’s role in slavery and abolition

Heather Christensen A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Mid-Week Message, Jan. 21, 2020

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Eating the Fruit of the Knowledge of Good and Evil: A Zen Commentary

  From 2017. Seemed worth sharing again… Eating the Fruit of the Knowledge of Good & Evil: A Zen Commentary James Ishmael Ford The Text Now the serpent was more crafty than any other wild animal that

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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"The Truth About Lying" by Reverend Tom Capo preached on 1/19/2020

Story Long, long ago, the Emperor of an ancient land was old and dying. He loved children but had none of his own. So the Emperor decided to choose one of the children of his land to be the next Emper

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The Human Spirit (Site / Info)

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Black & White? Reflections for MLK 2020.

Most of us want life to be simple. Complexity and ambiguity challenge our comfort. They force us to acknowledge that we can't control things, that in fact, we can't even entirely understand things. It

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A Jersey Girl in Kentucky (Site / Info)

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Building Paganism in a Culture that Trivializes the Sacred

There are so many opportunities for Pagans to be legitimately offended. We don’t have to ignore offensive behavior – we just have to make sure we don’t let other people control the agenda.

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Our Original Face: A Zen Master’s Invitation

    Daido Kokushi, also Myoho Shucho, was the founding abbot of the great Rinzai Zen monastery Daitokuji. It was on this day, the 21st of January, in 1324, he was involved in a debate organized by the

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Assemblage cont’d

Day 91, and the second in a row of having lots of time for art, thanks to a Sunday off. I painted the lower right hand “room,” glued the walls in place, and did most of the vase. I still don’t know th

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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