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An Assembly of Presences — A short address for the church AGM and my brief remarks written for the annual report

The Memorial (Unitarian) Church Readings: Genesis 1:27: So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them . From “The Coming Insurrection” by

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

Liberal Religion Address Unitarian and Free Christian Churches AGM James Luther Adams Monty Python The Coming Insurrection The Invisible Committee ultimacy and intimacy

Shadow

A shadow casts a distorted image, taller or shorter depending on the angle of the sun. Details are lost, and as anyone who has played with making shadow images on a wall knows, you can end up with sha

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Thank you, Bruce Jenner, Diane Sawyer and ABC

So far I haven’t been able to access the Bruce Jenner interview here in the Netherlands, but of course I’ve read much about it. There’s a nice little recap on ABC and a really great overview by Gabrie

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She Was the Man of My Dreams (Site / Info)

Transgender media Out and about Public reaction Bruce Jenner Diane Sawyer

April 26, 2015

Our favorite movie theater has a bar and kitchen. Some films inspire drink specials. This one made me laugh out loud. No, I did not order one. It sounded a little too sweet. Not unlike every Nicholas

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

The Unitarian Church of Palo Alto, 1905-1909

Here are documents that tell the story of the early years of the old Unitarian Church of Palo Alto. The Women’s Alliance (1906) PALO ALTO. Branch Alliance of the Unitarian Church, 25 members. Pres., M

8 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Bay area, Calif. Religion: people & places Unitarian history Bernard Maybeck Ewald Fluegel Sydney B. Snow William H. Carruth

Mistakes

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." —Scott Adams

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Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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This Week's Prayer

Dear Source of Hope, We pause to collectively acknowledge the world’s sadness, which is our own -- and to face plainly what is real. Our hearts go out today to Nepal where a massive 7.8 earthquake has

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence

Tanya Coulter is representing Columbine UU church in an organization called Colorado Faith Communities United (CFCU).  There are twenty-three participating congregations united with the purpose of dec

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26 April 2015 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (26 April 2015) at 11:00 AM for “My Brother’s Keeper” by Rev. Lee Jeter (Director of the Fuller Center for Housing of Northwest Louisiana).  The All Souls Choir will sing. Rel

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All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana » Announcements (Site / Info)

26 April 2015 Adult Religious Education

Our class continues this Sunday (26 April 2015) at 9:30 AM with discussions of The Good Heart:  A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus by the Dalai Lama. We will read and reflect on Matthew

18 hours ago

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana » Announcements (Site / Info)

Book Review: Sexuality and New Religious Movements

Review: Sexuality and New Religious Movements. (Part of the Palgrave Studies in New Religions and Alternative Spiritualities series) Edited by Henrik Bogdan and James R. Lewis. (Palgrave Macmillan, 25

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The Wild Hunt | A modern Pagan perspective. (Site / Info)

Paganism sexuality Chas Clifton Jennifer Lara Fagen New Religious Movements polygamy Sexuality and New Religious Movements Stuart A. Wright Wicca

new bent-wood boxes

 As you can see, I'm making significant progress on my new design of Scandinavian bent wood boxes. My Norwegian ancestors would be pleased, and this is great preparation for my summer classes. Each bo

22 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Youth Advising Is a Big Job, but Somebody’s Got to Do It!

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Call And Response (Site / Info)

UU Youth ministry with youth youth advising youth in congregational life

James Relly commemorated

Universalist pioneer and minister James Relly died this day in 1778.   April 25, 1778

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Universalism Saints

Green Stems

“Spring teaches me to look more carefully for the green stems of possibility, for the intuitive hunch that may turn into a larger insight, for the glance or touch that may thaw a frozen relationship,

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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National Poetry Month—The Armenian Genocide at 100

Unlike the Nazis who were quite proud of their handiwork and kept meticulous records including photographs and film, the Turks have always tried to deny and hide their genoidal slaughter of the Armeni

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Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout (Site / Info)

National Poetry Month Alan Semerdjian Armenian Genocide Atom Yerjanian centennial Ottoman Empire Siamanto Tsitsernakaberd Turkey

April 25–The Grove: Domestication

Sacred Groves traditionally sat between two places: domesticated landscapes of cities, towns and farms on the one side, and the wild wood and mountains where the gods lived on the other. Domesticated

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

UU 4th Principle The Grove

A Double Whataburger Weekend

Yes, I've lived here long enough that Whataburger is my go-to fast food restaurant. Delicious, freshly made, and a little different from the norm. Breakfast, I get the bacon egg and cheese on a jalape

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Stewardship Testimonial from Jessica Stein

While you’re making pledges this year, I’d like you to…think of the children. No, I’m not going to parade images of spiritually starved orphans in front of you, but I will tell you a story. When I gra

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FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

Stewardship

Media roundup: UU religious educator is top teacher in Maryland

Creating a safe space for students to succeed Laura Potter, chair of religious education at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County in Churchville, Md., was nominated by her high schoo

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uuworld.org : UUs in the Media (Site / Info)

UUs in the Media