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18-08-19: To Make Our Own Days Glad

August 19, 2018

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

Part 2* of a series based on the words of a UU hymn, this service explores what it means to make our own days glad.

© Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

* Part 1 was unfortunately misplaced.


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18-08-05: Pop Culture Spirituality

August 5, 2018

Jamili Omar

 

© Jamili Omar


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18-07-29: Creating Dignity and Respect

July 29, 2018

Jean Fedigan with Jamili Omar

 

Jean Fedigan is Executive Director of Sister Jose Women's Shelter.

How compassion and kindness are helping homeless women find dignity and respect.

Serving Homeless Women in Tucson, AZ Since 2010, Sister Jose Women's Center is dedicated to the care and nurture of homeless women in a welcoming and safe environment. A community where every homeless woman has a safe harbor and a path to a sustainable existence.

Reading: "I See You" by © Monica Duarte

© Jean Fedigan


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18-07-22: Looking Outward

July 22, 2018

Margot W. Garcia

 

Children's Story: Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson

Reading: Gary Luce

© Margot W. Garcia


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

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