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Announcements (December 2014)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2nd Sunday Lunch Second Sunday Lunch December 14th at 12:30 pm after second service Saisaki Asian Bistro (757)886-1988 101 Regal Way, Newport News Rig

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Announcements EDITION: December 2014 edition-december-2014

Heaven on earth......really?

And here comes the clincher on this discussion of discerning and living God's will or Life's will from ACIM. "Blessed are you who learn that to hear the Will of your Father is to know your own. For it

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

ACIM Principle 7 interdependent web

Invisible Friend

Apparently this dog has an invisible friend sitting with him on the bench. There’s a lot to be said for an invisible friend who will listen to everything you have to say—even if you’re a dog. Who do y

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Amid the Gore—The Sawbones Was a Lady

A typically chaotic Union field hospital at Savage's Station after the First Battle of Bull Run very like the one in which Mary Walker first served as a nurse. Mary Edwards Walker was a dark haired sl

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

Feminism American Civil War cross dressing Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Elizabeth Caddy Stanton Frances Hook Geneva Medical College Medal of Honor Oswego New York surgeon Women's suffrage

“Darma Talk from a Buddhist Monk” on November 30

On November 30 we will welcome Bhante Sujatha, a yearly visitor and friend of Unitarian Universalism, at both services and at the Buddhist fellowship 10:15-11:05. Bhante’s website notes that he “’beli

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uusocialjustice.org (Site / Info)


Love Your Body!

My beautiful friend LeGrande Green did this interview with me recently.  I am so honored to be part of his new endeavor “BOLD.”  We had a great conversation about what it means to “Love Your Body!”  I

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spirituwellness (Site / Info)

Religion Culture trust bodies IPSB LeGrande Green Massage Therapy Oprah touch

November 26 – The Kitchen: Connection and Acceptance

I am so grateful for my childhood.  I grew up (the first 12 years) in rural north Alabama with woods, mountain and streams to the back and grandparents next door.  The daily routine, the daily expecta

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

The Kitchen UU 1st Principle UU 2nd Principle UU 3rd Principle

Storing Up Sunshine and Colors and Memories...

Leo Lionni wrote oodles of illustrated classics, and a favorite for many is Frederick, the story of a mouse who rather than store food for the long winter, instead lingered lazily in a meadow, storing

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

From Little to Big America, the Beautiful

Sermon offered on November 23, 2014After President Obama's Executive Order on Immigration and before the Grand Jury decision in FergusonIn Fort Collins, Colorado, a few days before Thanksgiving (Pleas

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Discerning a Call  - Another Possibility (Site / Info)


Do Black lives really matter in America?

If, God forbid, I were to be killed by an officer of the law, I wonder what types of things would be alleged about me in public conversation. I wonder what sorts of opinions would be shared by the pub

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UUXMNR (Site / Info)

justice community race crime

Copycat twit

Is it just something in Washington( state)'s water? The Everett Herald says it's not the same guy, but here's another anon with a pointless, and impossible request, this one to Snohomish County. “I

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Michigan Author Feature: Henry Kisor

In today’s Michigan author feature we meet Henry Kisor, who considers the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to be another  character in his mysteries. Tell me a little about yourself. I’m an old ink-stained

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

Michigan Writers Books and Reading

Celebrate the holidays throughout December

All are invited to share in the holiday season with the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson at upcoming services. The church’s Winter Solstice service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 10:30

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

Home Page News

The Myth of Thanksgiving

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, takes on the national origin myth of Thanksgiving.

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

thanksgiving History activism native american indigenous US history An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz American Indian American Indian Movement Colonialism De-Colonize decolonization Indian Origin Myth Pilgrim Puritan Settler Colonialism United States History United States of America

Another Mother’s Son

There is unfortunately always some breaking news to report – or more accurately, old news that is finally getting some print and air time – about sexual violence against women and girls. This week was

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UUWF (Site / Info)



When I first heard that the Grand Jury had decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, I had some anger. Today I've been looking up what I

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)


Tell Me Who You Are, Not Who You Aren’t

Too many of us define ourselves by what we’re not. That allows what we don’t want to set the ground rules and frame the conversation. Instead, let’s keep our eyes on what we want to become.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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The errands and chores took up most of the day, and everything took more time than usual due to the traffic which got increasingly worse as the day went on, as the winter storm warnings for Wednesday

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Concord, Mass. pond ecosystems

The Fellowship magazine, Issue 2

My good friend Bob, minister at Oldham Unitarian Chapel and chair of the Fellowship of Non-Subscribing Christians, has worked hard on getting the second issue of 'The Fellowship' to publication. It's

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Life in 361˚ (Site / Info)

Religious Ramblings

We Need to Talk About Lynching

In the 1920s and the 1930s the NAACP used to hang a flag outside the window of its offices in Manhattan with the words “A Man Was Lynched” yesterday. The narrative often told in histories of the civil

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Colin Bossen: Writer, Preacher, Organizer (Site / Info)