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16-10-16: Where Do We Go From Here?

October 16, 2016

Rev. Lyn Oglesby

We welcome our new interim minister, Reverend Lyn Oglesby, to the pulpit! As an interim minister she points us to the path forward during our time of transition.

© Rev. Lyn Oglesby

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16-10-09: The "We the People" Amendment and the UUA

October 9, 2016

Margo Newhouse

At the UUA General Assembly in 2013 support for Move to Amend "We the People Amendment" was chosen as an Action of Immediate Witness. This amendment would eliminate the legal fictions that corporations are people and should have all the legal rights of humans, and that money is equal to speech. Let's look at why UUA supports this effort, what is being done to move toward passage of the amendment, and how it fits in with our UU principles.
 
Reading read by Preston McMillan

© Margo Newhouse

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16-10-02: Invisible Women: Homlessness in Tucson

October 2, 2016

Penny Buckley

There are homeless women in Tucson who draw little attention.  The Sister Jose Woman's Center is working to address this and other related issues.  Penny Buckley is the Operations Coordinator for the Center.

© Penny Buckley

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16-09-25: Dying Better in the USA

September 25, 2016

Rev. John Abraham, Final Exit Network

Rev. Abraham speaks about death with dignity, and describes the work of Final Exit Network (FEN) and its local programs, with emphasis on a theological justification for what FEN does.

Rev. Abraham has worked in hospitals, hospices, religious institutions, and social service agencies. His book "How to Get the Death You Want" will be published by January, 2017.

© Rev. John Abraham

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

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