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Morning Prayer III

God, I am tired.The days grow shorter and colder,But God, they are still so long,and so full.The hungry ghosts who liveIn the space between tasksNever stop wailing –They are never satisfied. God, let

10/07/2022 04:20:43 PM

HP Rivers (Site / Info)

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Morning Prayer II

Beloved, today may I take space for the sacred pause. May I remember that the checkmarks on my to do list Hold little value in the great scheme of existence. Move my soul, mind, and body towards that

10/06/2022 02:57:37 PM

HP Rivers (Site / Info)

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          Not a big fan of royalty. I take no hankering to kings and queens on thrones or in decks of cards.           Let’s admit that when we left the Empire we didn’t entirely: Hollywood is our re-

10/04/2022 05:00:00 PM

Ichabod's Kin (Site / Info)

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I asked my spouse To stop buying me flowers – “Buy me a houseplant instead, So I don’t have to watch them die.” So now my “Sorry you got assaulted” cactus Sits on the mantle Next to Uncle Frank and th

10/04/2022 03:03:06 PM

HP Rivers (Site / Info)

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A Gathering Place for Courageous Love

Two Services We are going to do two services that we believe can meet the needs and capture the interest of our community and those who may not yet know such a community like All Souls exists. But whe

10/03/2022 11:00:00 AM

BeyondBelief (Site / Info)

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The Sacred and the secular

A sermon about the nature of the sacred and the secular offered during the Jewish High Holidays.

10/02/2022 08:45:39 PM

Colin Bossen (Site / Info)

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October Action Alert: We Must Support Children’s Mental Health

  “The Supporting Children’s Mental Health Care Access Act and the Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Act would increase access to mental health care services and provide direct funding to sch

10/01/2022 05:57:53 PM

Promise the Children (Site / Info)

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Daydreaming, astral travel, planning ahead — they’re all related

About a month ago I was sitting in the sanctuary readying myself for the weekly worship run through. Looking over the script up in the Tech Booth, I immediately see the headline for that week’s sermon

09/30/2022 06:13:39 AM

Nature's Sacred Journey (Site / Info)

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More Supernatural Adventures of the Wilde Circle

Lord Alfred Douglas and Robert Sherard were not the only members of Oscar Wilde’s circle to be featured in the pages of spiritualist publications. So I thought I would share a few snippets found in th

09/29/2022 07:53:00 PM

Story and Self (Site / Info)

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Lord Alfred Douglas: Modern Mystic

The International Association for the Preservation of Spiritualist and Occult Periodicals archives its collection at the Internet Archive. One of the surprising discoveries is a 1937 article by Cathol

09/28/2022 03:01:36 PM

Story and Self (Site / Info)

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Searching for Grace

  SEARCHING FOR GRACE Rev. Kit Ketcham, PUUF, Sept. 25, 2022            As I’ve met with the four coffee klatch groups this past month, I’ve noted the heavy, heavy load that accompanies trauma, hearin

09/26/2022 12:10:26 AM

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

The Photographer as Dissident

A sermon reflecting on the exhibition "Libuše Jarcovjáková: The Photographer as Dissident."

09/25/2022 08:50:18 PM

Colin Bossen (Site / Info)

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When I was a young adult, I had a very close friend who I spent so much time with,every day, for months, and years. We worked on projects together, laughed, and learned together, we taught each other

09/25/2022 07:27:46 AM

Another Possibility (Site / Info)

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The Doorway Effect

Reading: Door Face, by Doug Powell It was a normal, regular workday, almost 17 years ago. Carri and I both had busy jobs – I was the director of a large in-home personal care agency, and she was a com

09/18/2022 07:18:49 AM

Another Possibility (Site / Info)

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Art practice for 2022, part 2

I went quiet when I finished my six months of daily leaves and got COVID the same week. It took me a while to get my energy back, and a while longer to settle into my new practice. It has finally take

09/17/2022 10:39:56 PM

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Canadian Unitarian Universalists Honour Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Canadian Unitarian Universalists Honour Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – September 8, 2022 – It is with a momentous sense of an era passing that the Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC) and Unita

09/13/2022 05:34:40 PM

Canadian Unitarian Council Conseil unitarien du Canada (Site / Info)


We’re F**ked

Several years ago, I published a blog, “Rev. Prep” as my personal, public statement affirming that one can be religious and gay and sexual and engaged in promoting safer sex.  Although I use a differe

09/13/2022 02:32:02 PM

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September 12, 2022

  REMEMBERING AND HEALING FROM TRAUMA Sept. 11, 2022          Where were you when the planes crashed into the World Trade Center, into the Pentagon, and into an empty Pennsylvania field?  Speak that p

09/12/2022 05:28:17 AM

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

Shall We Gather at the River?

It was an oppressively hot July morning in 1864 when Pastor Robert Lowry wrote what would become the popular hymn, Shall We Gather at the River. In those days, talk of a civil war was not a threat mad

09/11/2022 07:09:37 AM

Another Possibility (Site / Info)

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September Action Alert: Hunger in America — How You Can Help

    Millions of families living in America face hunger and food insecurity every day. Your neighbor, child’s classmate or even coworker may be struggling to get enough to eat. Feeding America     Hung

09/01/2022 05:32:48 PM

Promise the Children (Site / Info)

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