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Wound Up

Do you ever feel as if you are curled in on yourself, protecting what is most fragile inside you by wrapping it tight? What would it feel like to release that tension, to allow your body to stretch ou

1 hour ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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A Grand Day Out

Behold, my mother.  One of my very favorite people in the whole wide world, and not just for that whole giving birth to me thing. She's smart, hilarious, and has learned how to do so many things. Many

6 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

July 22–Departures: Air Practice

Breathing well, breathing clean air, is long associated with thinking clearly, perceiving well. For this meditation, consider the following questions.  Because they are open ended and may take more ti

6 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

Departures UU 4th Principle Air meditation

Elif Shafak's Forty Rules of Love: Rumi and Shams

Layla and Majnun at School, Persian Painting, 15th Century, Courtesy of the British Museum          Elif Shafak is a captivating novelist and one of the foremost cosmopolitan Turkish writers. Her rece

9 hours ago

Mediterranean Wisdom (Site / Info)

Lives Touching

The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt. – Frederick Buechner How has y

10 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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“Who’s Running This Thing?” Youth Program Info Session

Wondering what is up with FUUN’s youth program for grades 9-12 (aka “Youth Group”)? Have some great ideas or suggestions? Meet members of this mysterious organization in person on Sunday, August 10, a

13 hours ago

FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

Board of Directors

You are an emerald.

We’re taught early on in life to aim for perfection.  We don’t just want an A, we want a 100%.  We don’t just want a perfect 4.0 GPA, we want higher than a 4.0 GPA.  If we fail, we’re punished, scorne

13 hours ago

Loved For Who You Are (Site / Info)

Love Without Exceptions Self Acceptance

Fredonia, N.Y., to Macedonia, Ohio

We had a short drive today because we are visiting relatives this afternoon and evening. We got an early start, and as we were driving along we realized that it was a perfect beach day: hot, but not t

13 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Road trips

My Work Is Not Yet Done

Dedicated to my cousin Sandy Peddle Chapman Wardle on what would have been her 61st birthday. Though it has been a year, your light continues to brighten our hearts, in which you shall always live. __

13 hours ago

The Loving Room (Site / Info)

Truth and Meaning: Our Form of Government

A few years ago, I searched for the word that best described our dysfunctional American government. I settled on the term “kakistocracy,” which is defined as “government under the control of a nation'

14 hours ago

uujeff's muse kennel and pizzatorium (Site / Info)

justice dictionary income inequality

#RamadanReads: Changing the Conversation about Muslims, One Book at a Time

Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi, editors of 'Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, and Intimacy,' recommend six groundbreaking titles as part of the #RamadanReads campaign, a “book buying revo

14 hours ago

Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

Religion Books Islam Salaam, Love Muslim Ramadan Salaam Love Ayesha Mattu Nura Maznavi #RamadanReads Alif the Unseen Daryush Shayegan Dawn-Marie Gibson Do Muslim Women Need Saving? Elizabeth T. Gray G. Willow Wilson Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life Jamillah Karim Jennifer Zobair Lila Abu-Lughod Love Inshallah Melody Moezzi Painted Hands: A Novel Recommended Reading The Green Sea of Heaven: Fifty Ghazals from the Diwan of Hafiz Women of the Nation: Between Black Protest and Sunni Islam

When Suicide Hits Close to Home by Rev. Barbara Meyers

By SAMHSA/White Buffalo Calf Women of the Lakota People [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The suicide of Rev. Jennifer Slade, the minister of the Unitarian Church of Norfolk, we are reminded of t

14 hours ago

EqUUal Access (Site / Info)

depression suicide prevention suicide support

August Faith Exploration Calendar now available

  A pdf is available:  faithcalendaraugust

14 hours ago

The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

Faith Formation At Home Holidays/Liturgical Calendar Family Ministry Faith Formation

Lessons Written in Stone

This post has been cooking for several weeks now, and it has become time to release it into the world. The story is unfinished, but the blog post is just about done.  Before I moved to Maine, I lived

15 hours ago

The Sand Hill Diary (Site / Info)

Ruminations

Solar Powering Your Community Workshop

16 hours ago

Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke (Site / Info)

Green Team Blog

Witnessing the Reality of Reproductive Justice

Reproductive Justice Tour Daily Blog: Day 4 After a hiatus, we continue our reporting of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus and surrounding UU congregations Reproductive Justice learn

16 hours ago

Blue Boat (Site / Info)

social justice youth reproductive justice Stories and Voices youth participation connections daily practice

Sunday School is Coming!

Classes for preK through eighth grade start on August 10 at both 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. So come to the FUUN Family Welcome Table in the social hall and get started!

16 hours ago

FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

Children’s & Youth RE

One More Month of Summer Reading

Adult Religious Education continues the summer with book clubs and game nights. The first three Wednesdays of the month will be book club nights. The fourth Wednesdays will be game nights. All program

16 hours ago

FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

Activities Adult Religious Education

This is an OWL Year!

Our Whole Lives--or OWL--is our Unitarian Universalist sexuality education program. It helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips part

16 hours ago

FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

OWL Children’s & Youth RE Youth Group

Youth Group Returns – But At A Different Time

The youth made a decision at the end of last year to be more inclusive by moving Youth Group from Sunday evening to Sunday morning. Youth Group will now be on Sundays from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m.

17 hours ago

FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

Children’s & Youth RE Youth Group