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Beauty and Trauma

I have been at a loss for words these past few weeks. But sitting quietly in the back yard–often next to the frog pond–has enabled me to see some beautiful birds. I’ll start with this cardinal, cardin

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Ground, Grow, & Act Together: the Action Center has launched!

Yesterday, hundreds of UU gathered for the launch of the new Side With Love Action Center: a place where we can ground, grow, and act together. As we move into this recovery, we cannot go back to norm

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Blog - Side With Love (Site / Info)

Fire & Ice (with apologies to Robert Frost)

  Some say the world will end in fire, others say in ice. But the end of the world isn’t coming, not tomorrow, or next year, or on any fixed date. Rather, the world is continually ending as we separat

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REVOLUTIONARY SPIRITS: Faith, Politics, Opinion (Site / Info)

Congregations adapt to evolving COVID guidance

Kat McKim As the Delta variant complicates plans for a return to in-person worship, congregations continue to explore a variety of models for being in community.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

In Her Honor

In Her Honor is a series of events celebrating Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s contributions toward women’s rights. The monthly presentations by notable women, from our community and beyond, celebrate and infor

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BeyondBelief (Site / Info)

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How to Keep Your Minister: A Guide for the Thoughtful Layperson

As the church year came to a close this past June, Facebook groups of UU ministers filled with stories of congregations treating their ministers poorly. What ministers define as poor treatment can tak

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Ministry in Steel Toe Shoes (Site / Info)

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The History of the Flaming Chalice

  THE FLAMING CHALICE: What it means to Unitarian Universalists August 14, 2011 Rev. Kit Ketcham Hey, remember our teenage years when we’d go to summer camp and sit around a big bonfire at night, make

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

Weekly Bread #137

My left knee had its second birthday this week. The ice machine above that I used for pain and swelling relief post surgery now lives in our basement. I hope I haven’t worn the new knee out in two yea

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

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Boiling It Down: Finding the Essence of What Guides Your Life

Turning sap into syrup takes attention and diligence and wouldn’t most of us agree it’s worth it? likewise, unfolding the meaning of our lives, sorting out one way of understanding for one that fits u

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Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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Welcome and Explanation of the Service of Lamentation for the 20th Anniversary of 9-11

as presented at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, September 11, 2021 Welcome to this service marking the twentieth anniversary of the attacks on September 11th. I am the Rev. Dr. Col

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Colin Bossen (Site / Info)

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Some personal reflections on the twentieth anniversary of the events of September 11th, 2001

A recorded version of the following piece can be found at this link On Tuesday, September 11th 2001, I was just over a year into my ministry at the Cambridge Unitarian Church. I was working in my stud

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CAUTE — Making Footprints Not Blueprints (Site / Info)

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Outraged By Texas Abortion Law, UUs Remain Committed to Reproductive Justice

The UUA responds to the heartbreaking and outrageous decision by the US Supreme Court to allow implementation of Texas's anti-abortion bill, SB8. Continue reading "Outraged By Texas Abortion Law, UUs

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UUA Top Stories (Site / Info)

Join us for our virtual Action Center Launch event this Sunday

In the midst of devastating climate change, the appalling stripping away of voting and reproductive rights, the criminalization of migration, and the state sanctioned violence of policing - it can fee

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Blog - Side With Love (Site / Info)

A Reflection from the UUA President: Choosing Love On This Anniversary of September 11

Susan Frederick-Gray On the 20-year anniversary of September 11th, UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray reflects on the costs of America's response and spiritual strength of choosing love. Continue

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UUA Top Stories (Site / Info)

The Past, Present, & Future of Work

This past Monday was Labor Day. In addition to enjoying a three-day weekend, it is important to be mindful that Labor Day is about much more than a last bit of time off at the symbolic end of summer.

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Survivors—Found: Twenty Years After 9/11

By Joan Murray | Last week, I got a call from a stranger. She was an elder at a church planning a remembrance ceremony for the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and asked if I’d read a poem. I

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

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Beacon Press Announces New Poetry Series, Raised Voices

Beacon Press is proud to announce the expansion of its poetry program, adding new voices to those of the press’s renowned poets—including James Baldwin, Mary Oliver, Sonia Sanchez, and Richard Blanco—

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

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Recent Wins for Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas Show Power of Native Resistance and Solidarity

The Tribe celebrates victories against border wall and fracked gas terminals

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Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (Site / Info)

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Sunday, September 12 ~ Online Multigenerational Water Communion Service ~ 10:30 a.m.

  Sunday, September 12, 10:30am Multigenerational Water Communion  ~ An Online Service with Rev. Alice Anacheka-Nasemann   Honor the waters that touch our lives: rivers, oceans, lakes, and tears of jo

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)



I used to buy my courage secondhandAt the Lucky Duck Thrift ShopWhere every purchase supportedLocal kids with autism,And emboldenedLocal queers with trembling handsAnd pounding hearts. They shut downS

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HP Rivers (Site / Info)

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