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16-09-11: Optimism for the Future

September 11, 2016

Hinrich Bohn

This sermon examines some long-term trends that give us reasons to have hope for the future.

© Hinrich Bohn

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16-09-04: Poetry Sunday

September 4,, 2016

Bill Keyes with Margot Garcia, Rebecca Easly, Liz Ravenwood, Lisa Martin and Randy Springer

A beloved UUCT tradition, our annual poetry service. We will celebrate poetry, and UUCT poets share poems they have written.

Printed versions may appear here later.

© The poets

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16-08-28: From Dark Gray Skies to Brighter Blue Skies

August 28, 2016

Bruce Saunders

From the proverbial "good ol' days" to Annie's "Tomorrow", there are always dark skies that give way to brighter blue skies.  A historical and UU perspective.

© Bruce Saunders

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16-08-21: How Moral Clarity Fosters Change

August 21, 2016

Aston Bloom

Wisdom from the Rev. Rosemarie Carnarius book Envisioning a New World.

© Aston Bloom

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

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