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18-12-09: When Mysteries Become Miracles

Deember 9, 2018

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe with Bob Gordon

Resistance and resilience. Miracles and mysteries. These are some of the themes that arise out of the Hanukkah story. Come explore how this story of how the resilience of the Jewish people, and the earthly miracle of how a small amount of oil which kept candles burning for eight whole nights, can inspire us this year.

© Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe


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18-12-02: The Season of Dark and LIght

Deember 2 2018

Rev. Matthew Funke Crary with Kat Nickola

© Rev. Matthew Funke Crary


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18-11-25: Stories from Hospice: The Hum of Being Alive

November 25, 2018

Kristine Bentz (Casa de la Luz) Hospice with Jamili Omar and Celeste Rogers

© Kristine Bentz


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18-11-11: Moral Injury - The Effect of War on the Spirit

November 11, 2018

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

"Moral injury" is a new field of study which explores the spiritual and religious affect of PTSD on soldiers. PTSD is more than a psychological condition; it affects the whole mind, body and spirit. We have some tools to address the mind and body affects, but fewer tools to address the spiritual affects of war. Come learn more about this important  topic and we all can support loved ones who have fought in war and/or who are experiencing PTSD.

© Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe


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

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