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Each year at this time...

It is a rainy morning in Arkansas, with fall weather having brought an end to late summer drought. Each year at this time, I get an order from Appalachian Spring Galleries in Washington, DC and have t

2 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

The Contrarian—The Banishment of Roger Williams

On October 9, 1635 the General Court of Massachusetts ordered Roger Williams, who they considered an obnoxious religious and political crank, into exile from the colony.   Specifically the 32 year old

6 hours ago

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

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Support for Issues in MD & a Congregation in Kenya

What issues coming up in the MD legislature are important to you? The UU Legislative Ministry of Maryland (UULM-MD) wants to know. Information below is from Dr. Alexa Fraser, who will speak on Death w

15 hours ago

uusocialjustice.org (Site / Info)

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Letting Go: A Call to Action against Gun Violence

As I lay awake at 3:30am last Friday morning grasping that I am now the closest Unitarian Universalist minister to the headquarters of the National Rifle Association, I realized I would need to revise

15 hours ago

Our Stories - Standing on the Side of Love (Site / Info)

Countdown to the Parliament of the World Religions 2015

[Our Fall Funding Drive is still going on. Your support and your donations are what make our work possible. How much would you pay for a subscription to a magazine or a newspaper? If you like reading

19 hours ago

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

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Readings and Blessings for Yom Kippur

Wild Geese, by Mary Oliver "Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine..." You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, re

20 hours ago

The Human Spirit (Site / Info)

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Why Unitarian Universalist Youth Ministry Sucks

We all know Unitarian Universalist youth ministry is not perfect. In fact, it’s often just a jumbled mess of individuals trying their best to transform the lives of teenagers. Here are the top 5 reaso

23 hours ago

Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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Putting First Things First: Congregations of Philosophers

In 1931 the Humanist Unitarian minister Curtis Reese looked into his crystal ball and wrote that society was moving “away from religion conceived as one of man’s concerns, and toward religion conceive

1 day ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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masks and arrows...

The lower elementary school at Clear Spring School is studying Africa, and the students suggested making African masks from wood in woodshop. They were making paper masks, but upon hearing that the or

1 day ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Cats—The Musical Not Every Other Facebook Post

Some of the original Broadway cast of Cats. When Cats opened on Broadway on October 8, 1982 at the Winter Garden Theatre it was already a sensation in London’s West End.   It opened during an era when

1 day ago

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

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Over the Rainbow

Was first recorded by Judy Garland on this day in 1938. While not that version, this is the one that captured so many hearts. There have been many covers since, some astonishingly beautiful. But, this

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Changing the Lyrics

“Tonight’s the night the world begins again” — Lyrics to “Better Days” by Goo Goo Dolls As they say, everything old will be new again. I just never thought it would be the Goo Goo Dolls. I thought I h

1 day ago

Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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bows and bowls...

Yesterday my home school students began carving bowls. One had finished the toy robot he was making and said, "I want to make a bowl." I thought we were toy making, but he had something more practical

2 days ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Who Is Pandora?

Some folklorists believe Pandora’s Box has become a metaphor for a woman’s womb. Perhaps being forced to have children against her will is a punishment for the woman opening her “box” when she has bee

2 days ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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Be very afraid

Outfit named "Secure Freedom" (using ConservativeHQ's email list, as "one of our advertisers") really really really wants me to Take the Survey on Sharia Law in the United States and to scare the beje

2 days ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Captain Standish—The Pilgrim Who Never Was

The popular image of the Captain comes from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's The Courtship of Miles Standish.  In this 19th Century illustration of the narrative poem the disappointed suitor/soldier obser

2 days ago

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

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How To Save The World

I know that a part of the appeal of Buddhism for some Westerners is that it looks like a mystical escape from the realities of the workaday world. I know that Buddhist compassion, just like Christian

2 days ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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Black Lives Matter … Too

I admit I’ve been on my own journey with Black Lives Matter as a slogan. Initially I thought we should be celebrating all lives matter since that is our first principle celebrating everyone’s inherent

3 days ago

Rev. Sam Trumbore (Site / Info)

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Live from Abundance

“Live from abundance; Utilize with economy; Share in advance.” ―Geoffrey M. Gluckman How does practicing economy help you experience abundance? The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire spi

3 days ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Dan Berggren

Dan Berggren is a tradition-based songsmith who writes with honesty, humor and a strong sense of place. His concerts are engaging as he invites audiences to join in on songs that explore the lives of

3 days ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)