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17-04-09: Who Are We?

April 9, 2017

Rev. Lyn Oglesby


© Rev. Lyn Oglesby

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17-03-19: What Is To Be Done?

March 19, 2017

Rev. Lyn Oglesby


© Rev. Lyn Oglesby

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17-02-26: Aspire to Love

February 26, 2017

Marianna Cacciatore


 In these challenging times, church communities dedicated to doing social justice work are also challenged to remember the promise of the principles that drew them together. UU is committed to affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person, not just some people. And to promote justice, equity, and compassion in all human relations, not just in some human relations. This Sunday’s talk is about doing social justice work from a foundation of love and compassion—particularly when it’s not so easy

© Marianna Cacciatore

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17-02-19: Why I Love This Church

February 19, 2017

Rev. Lyn Oglesby

Meditation and Message

© Rev. Lyn Oglesby

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  1. 17-02-12: Yes We Can (or the Sermon on the Amount)
  2. 17-02-05: Building the Beloved Community in Arizona
  3. 17-01-29: Return of the Chaos Monster
  4. 17-01-22: Question Assumptions
  5. 17-01-08: Mens Agitat Molem: Mind over Matter
  6. 17-01-01: This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land, the Next Four Years
  7. 16-12-24/25: Christmas Eve/Day
  8. 16-12-18: Oy Vey, Maria
  9. 16-12-11: Is There Any Security?
  10. 16-12-04: Are You a Religious Naturalist?
  11. 16-11-27: Water Protection Action at the Dakota Access Pipeline
  12. 16-11-20: Where Do We Go From Here?
  13. 16-11-13: Giving Life the Shape of Justice
  14. 16-10-30: Are We a Hardy Church?
  15. 16-10-23: The Sky is the Limit!
  16. 16-10-16: Where Do We Go From Here?
  17. 16-10-09: The "We the People" Amendment and the UUA
  18. 16-10-02: Invisible Women: Homlessness in Tucson
  19. 16-09-25: Dying Better in the USA
  20. 16-09-18: In the Interim - A Call to Community
  21. 16-09-11: Optimism for the Future
  22. 16-09-04: Poetry Sunday
  23. 16-08-28: From Dark Gray Skies to Brighter Blue Skies
  24. 16-08-21: How Moral Clarity Fosters Change
  25. 16-08-14: Moving Prayer
  26. 16-08-07: Harmony Is Who We Are
  27. 16-07-31: Seek First to Understand
  28. 16-07-24: What We Can Learn from Others
  29. 16-07-17: Do You Fear the Unknown?
  30. 16-07-10: Love, Hope, Faith and Fun
  31. 16-06-26: Kindness and Ben's Bells
  32. 16-06-19: Amazing Grace
  33. 16-05-22: The Virtue of Sin
  34. 16-05-15: Spiritual Beings
  35. 16-04-10: I Call That Mind Free
  36. 16-04-03: Empowerment- Relating to it All: A Youth led Service
  37. 16-03-20: Elixir of Life
  38. 16-03-13: The Spirit of Generosity and Non-judgment
  39. 16-02-28: Dissecting the Anatomy of Trust: Boundaries and the Vault
  40. 16-02-21: BRAVING Trust
  41. 16-01-31: What Does It Mean to Forgive?
  42. 16-01-17: What Can We Do About Racism?
  43. 16-01-03: Does Size Matter?
  44. 15-12-27: Creating Beloved Community Through the Heart
  45. 15-11-29: Sheep in Wolves' Clothing
  46. 15-11-08: Hearing the Voiceless
  47. 15-10-11: Poetry Sunday
  48. 15-09-27: Changing Lives Through Music
  49. 15-09-06: Public Banking and Economic Inequality
  50. 15-08-09: UUs and the Spiritual
  51. 15-08-02: Interconnectedness Is Not Optional: Viewing Society Through The Lens of Science
  52. 15-07-26: In the Path of the Buddha
  53. 15-07-19: UU Myths
  54. 15-07-12: Finding a Happy Place
  55. 15-07-05: Songs, Identity, and America
  56. 15-06-28: Creating a Sense of Place
  57. 15-06-14: The Peace Corps: Toughest Job You'll Ever Love
  58. 15-05-24: The Healing Power of Music
  59. 15-05-17: Sacred Journeys
  60. 15-05-10: Self Discovery
  61. 2015: UU Testimonials
  62. 15-04-12: And Justice for All
  63. 15-04-05: To Life!
  64. 15-03-29: Youth-Led Service - What is Sacred?
  65. 15-03-08: Esperanza: Bringing Hope
  66. 15-02-15: Beyond Chocolate Hearts: Engaging Men in Making a Safer World for Women
  67. 15-02-08: The Liberal Church Finding its Mission: It's Not About You
  68. 15-02-08: UU Testimonial - Randall Springer
  69. 15-02-01: UU Testimonial - Zoey Speer
  70. 15-01-25: UU Testimonial - Michelle Maliniak
  71. 15-01-25: A Living Tradition
  72. 15-01-18: UU Testimonial - Steve Kraynak & Bob Gorden
  73. 15-01-11: Formed not Transformed by UU (Testimonial)
  74. 15-01-04: Mental Fitness for the New Year! The Tales and Tools of Two Therapists
  75. 14-12-28: My Politically Incorrect Ideas About Christmas
  76. 14-12-21: Mystery of the Big Question (A UU Testimonial)
  77. 14-11-30: Food for Thought
  78. 14-11-23: All You Need Is Love.... seriously?
  79. 14-11-16: Roots, Branches, and Wings
  80. 14-11-09: Lessons from the Town 10 Miles from Sin: Oberlin, Ohio
  81. 14-11-02: Not Just Some but All Souls
  82. 14-10-05: The Wind and the Stillness: Breath as a Tool for connecting Body, Mind, Heart, and Spirit
  83. 14-09-21: Giving Life the Shape of Justice
  84. 14-08-31: The Importance of the Unitarian Universalist Faith
  85. 14-08-24: It's a Man's World: The Spiritual Influence of Patriarchy on the Border
  86. 14-08-03: Annual Poetry Service
  87. 14-07-27: Everybody Eats, or the Spiritual Side of Eating
  88. 14-07-20: What's God Got To Do With It?
  89. 14-07-13: Do We See Through Each Other, Or Do We See Each Other Through?
  90. 14-07-06: Sanctuary: Radical Hospitality
  91. 14-06-29: A Universal Message - world view in Judaism and Modern Israel
  92. 14-06-22: We Are The Ones We've Been Waiting For...
  93. 14-06-15: I Believe in Miracles (just not the Biblical or Hallmark ones)
  94. 14-05-25: What Happened to Easter?
  95. 14-05-11: Mothers, Mothers' Day, and Peace
  96. 14-04-27: No More Deaths 10th Anniversary
  97. 14-04-20: Why Easter?
  98. 14-03-30: The Joy of Music
  99. 14-03-23: Wellspring
  100. 14-03-02: The Fingerprint of Grief
  101. 14-02-16: One in Community
  102. 14-02-09: A Valentine for Liberal Religion
  103. 14-02-02: Discrimination in the New Generation
  104. 14-01-12: Mind, Body, and Spirit
  105. 14-01-05: Friendship in the Digital Age
  106. 13-12-29: Volunteering as a Spiritual Practice
  107. 13-12-22: Teach Us All You Can of Saying "YES!"
  108. 13-12-08: God and Beyond: Spirituality for Today and Beyond
  109. 13-12-01: Opening Into Grace
  110. 13-11-10: Mohammed: Community Builder and Prophet
  111. 13-11-03: You Don’t Fear People Whose Story You Know
  112. 13-10-20: Four Reflections on Trust
  113. 13-10-13: Service, Sacrifice, and Honor
  114. 13-10-06: The Courage to Trust
  115. 13-09-29: Unitarian Universalism is Dead, Long Live Unitarian Universalism
  116. 13-09-15: A Religon for One World
  117. 13-09-08: The One That Comes From Many
  118. 13-09-01: Practice Our Preach
  119. 13-08-25: The Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism: Guideposts For Living
  120. 13-08-18: Five Smooth Stones of Liberal Religion
  121. 13-08-11: Seeing the Full Spectrum
  122. 13-08-04: Poetry Service
  123. 13-07-28: Private Prisons, Public Problems
  124. 13-07-21: What to Say About the Immigration Reform Legislation
  125. 13-07-14: My Trip to Israel
  126. 13-07-07: Can We Achieve Freedom From Fear, Anger, & Hopelessness?
  127. 13-06-30: From Promise to Commitment
  128. 13-06-23: Your Children or Your Money
  129. 13-06-16: Called
  130. 13-06-09: Beloved Community - Growing Beyond Congregations
  131. 13-06-02: Associating with the Sacred
  132. 13-05-26: Warriors in Training
  133. 13-05-19: Transforming our Lives, Transforming our Faith
  134. 13-05-12: This I Believe
  135. 13-04-28: The Doctrine of Discovery
  136. 13-04-21: Earth and Forgiveness Day
  137. 13-04-14; Truth and Reconciliation
  138. 13-04-07: Pre-forgiven
  139. 13-03-31: Easter Sunday
  140. 13-03-24: Who Are You?
  141. 13-03-17: Reflections on an Old UU Joke
  142. 13-03-10: The Beauty of Brokenness
  143. 13-03-03: The Paradox of Powerlessness
  144. 13-02-17: Evolution as Our Sacred Story
  145. 13-02-10: Standing on the Side of Love!
  146. 13-02-03: Love as a Spiritual Practice
  147. 13-01-27: Beyond Duality to Sanity
  148. 13-01-13: Adopting Goodness, not Evil!
  149. 13-01-06: Fallow Times
  150. 12-30-12: Make Time your Friend!
  151. 12-23-12: A God That Looks Like Me
  152. 12-9-12: Where is God Hiding?!?
  153. 12-2-12: Finding Quiet in a Noisy World
  154. 11-25-12: Transcending Individuality
  155. 11-18-12: How We Love: On Growing a Soul
  156. 11-11-12: Aspirations
  157. 11-4-12: Our Daily Bread
  158. 10-28-12: All About UUCT's Covenant Circles
  159. 10-21-12: The Challenge of Covenants
  160. 10-14-12: Promises
  161. 9-30-12: Beyond Borders - Where Justice and Compassion Cross our Borders
  162. 9-23-12: Is There Meaning in Pain and Suffering?
  163. 9-9-12: Freedom From Fear
  164. 9-16-12: Turning Toward Freedom
  165. 8-26-12: Accepting Gifts, Receiving Grace
  166. 8-12-12: Poetry Sunday
  167. 8-05-12: Immigrants and Tucson's Federal Court
  168. The Interdependent Community: Pathways Out of Poverty
  169. 7-15-12: Reflections on an Old UU Joke
  170. 7-22-12: Intercultural Relations Across Europe
  171. 7-29-12: The Gentle Way: Similarities between Martial Arts and Religion
  172. Bringing It Home
  173. Nothing Less Than Saving the World
  174. Spirituality and Health
  175. Born and Re-born Again
  176. Kindness Can Heal Us
  177. What Do We Really Mean by "Democracy"?
  178. Mercy and Other Non-rational Acts of Kindness
  179. Family Values and Immigration Policy
  180. A Question of Worth and Dignity
  181. Standing on the Side of Fear: How can we stop bullying before it is too late?
  182. Coming Back to Life
  183. Five Steps to Building Beloved Community
  184. Shared Ministry
  185. Bringing Justice to Phoenix
  186. Out of the Garden: Original Sin or Original Blessing?
  187. Come Dream a Dream With Me
  188. Aria in Vermillion
  189. Cowboys, Conmen and Conservatives
  190. Personality and Spirituality
  191. Human Nature
  192. Reality Television and Interfaith Dialogue
  193. The Courage to Love
  194. Where the Paths of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Unitarian Universalism Crossed
  195. I Shall Not Live in Vain
  196. Ordinary Time
  197. An Old Agnostic's Sentimental Xmas: Virginia, Santa, Rudolph, Ralphie, Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Baby Jesus
  198. The Spiritual Benefits of R.I.C.E.
  199. Waiting
  200. What We Are Thankful For
  201. After the Apocalypse: Gratitude
  202. Occupy!
  203. The Worst Mistake the Church (Any Church) Can Make Right Now
  204. Day of the Dead
  205. DOGs and Other Super-Natural Beings
  206. Faith in Pink
  207. Living in a Multi-Religious World
  208. Morality and Human Nature
  209. Entertaining Angels Unaware
  210. Restoring Ruins
  211. DA/GA 2011 and 2012
  212. Coming Home
  213. The Ethical Side of Climate Change: Compassion
  214. Looking in the Mirror: Who are We?
  215. U.S Immigration and Border Policy: A Call for Compassion and Justice
  216. Not Just for Black History Month
  217. Genderqueer and Here
  218. Happy Birthday U.S.A.!
  219. Today's Ancient Wisdom
  220. Keepers of Light
  221. If Not Now, When? (A Look at the Election)
  222. The Flying Trapeze and the Fine Art of Freedom
  223. Trusting Life in the Presence of Death
  224. UUism in the French Speaking World
  225. Our Legacy: Honoring the Past, Looking Forward to the Future
  226. Letters From a Phoenix Jail
  227. What’s Your Worldview?
  228. Blindspots, Rearview Mirrors, and Headlights
  229. A Noisy Silence - Poetry Service
  230. 5 Vital Signs of Spiritual Health
  231. Family Resemblances and 'Language-Games'
  232. Chaos and Creativity
  233. Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Just as Well...Or Better?
  234. Reflections after Fifty Years in Ministry
  235. Don't Wait
  236. The Meaning of Welcome
  237. Independence and Interdependence: Thoughts on both Topics
  238. The Value of Vulnerability
  239. This Land Is My Land -- ?
  240. Spill Baby, Spill
  241. Vessels and Voyages
  242. Grace Across the Ages
  243. Happy 200th Birthday, Margaret Fuller
  244. Coming of Age in an Age of Uncertainty
  245. Be the Change: Three Crucial Changes for Times Such as These
  246. Earth in the Balance
  247. Beyond Local Thinking
  248. The Actual U
  249. Easter: A Time to Forgive
  250. Something About Addictions
  251. Taking a Risk for Justice
  252. Universalism: Past, Present and Future
  253. The Things We Do For Love
  254. Standing on the Side of Love
  255. What I Love About Unitarian Universalism
  256. Violence and Anarchy on the Border
  257. Confronting Evil
  258. I Have a Dream
  259. The State of the Church
  260. Looking Back, Looking Forward
  261. Struggles and Progress in Swaziland
  262. Night of Wonder, Night of Silence
  263. Enumerating God: None, One, or Many
  264. Three Miraculous Births
  265. The Gospel According to St. Lute
  266. The Lost Art of Thinking
  267. Stories of Hope: Guest at Your Table
  268. Question Authority
  269. Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)
  270. A Conscience is a Terrible Thing to Waste
  271. An Agreement With Life
  272. The Community Food Bank
  273. Universalist Heritage
  274. Class Matters
  275. Wise Restraints That Set Us Free
  276. Free Pulpit, Free Pew
  277. To Whom It May Concern: A Sermon on Prayer
  278. One Family
  279. Poetry Sunday
  280. Who Knows What Will Come To You?
  281. Will the Minister Be Speaking in the Service Today?
  282. Life or Litter? The Value of People and Hope
  283. Parts of the Bible You Do Not Know
  284. Chaplain Stories
  285. Eating as a Spiritual Practice
  286. Gifts of Our Fathers
  287. Faith of Our Fathers
  288. To See Beauty, Even When It’s Not Pretty
  289. A Nomination for the Greatest Unitarian Ever
  290. We Remember
  291. Milestone Moments: A Service of Rituals
  292. Many Hands Make Light Work
  293. Ritual
  294. Earth Day
  295. Music of My Heart
  296. Friendship as Spiritual Practice
  297. Light, Life, Freedom, and Love
  298. Civil Initiative
  299. First Things First
  300. Three Keys for Abundant Living That Will Work Even Now
  301. Divine Creation
  302. Jazz and the Art of Making Justice
  303. Here I Am. Send Me.
  304. And a Child Shall Lead
  305. Getting Unstuck (While the Getting's Good)
  306. Willing to Forgive
  307. Weaving the Web of Trust
  308. New Beginnings
  309. Light One Candle
  310. Find a Stillness
  311. Where Justice and Compassion Cross All Borders
  312. Stone Soup for Thanksgiving?
  313. Loss: An Inevitable Journey
  314. Finding Hope in Troubled Times
  315. Out Many, One
  316. Growing in Spirit
  317. Seasons of Life, Seasons of Loss
  318. And the word is no
  319. Welcoming the Stranger
  320. Ministry in the New Millennium
  321. Diversity and the Interdependent Web of Existence
  322. Engaging Our Theological Diversity
  323. What Americans Believe
  324. Reflections from Nicaragua
  325. Deep Like the Rivers
  326. Seeking the Purpose of Life
  327. Bless this Home
  328. Language of Reverence
  329. Sharing The WUUrd: Poetry Service
  330. A New Look at the Universe
  331. Tell me your image of God and I will tell you your theology
  332. We hold these truths ...
  333. Integrity or Success?
  334. By Their Roots You Shall Know Them
  335. Peace Means the Beginning of a New World
  336. Desert Spirituality
  337. UUs Who Made a Difference
  338. Singing Our Peace: A Musical Contemplation
  339. Faith Without Certainty
  340. Our Unitarian Universalists Brothers in Africa
  341. Univeralists and Unitarians on Easter
  342. Always a Mother
  343. Just War or just War

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