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19-06-02: Universalism Through Song

June 2, 2019

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe with Jamili Omar

 Why do we sing together? Congregational singing is participatory and inclusive, and not about striving for perfection. We pass down these Universalist values when we sing from our hymnals.

© Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

19-05-26: May Moon Magick with SAZCUUPS

May 26, 2019

Rev. Julie Olsen and Carrie Cooper with Jamili Omar and Bert Meek

 Waxing crescent, full Moon Mother of the night, waning moon and darkness... this service will explore some of the Pagan lore and magick of our nearest neighbor in space. We will celebrate lunar energy and cycles. Worship service led by our Earth-based spirituality group (Unitarian Universalists who celebrate the sacred circle of life and the rhythms of nature). Fun facts included throughout, because we like science, too.

© Julie Olsen and Carrie Cooper

19-05-19: The Beauty of Uncertainty

May 19, 2019

Jamili Omar, Director of Religious Education, with Ethan Alcock and Wendy Gordon Weeks

 

Story: The River of Wisdom by Steve Zagorski

© Jamili Omar and Ethan Alcock

19-05-12: A Messy, Beautiful Bouquet: Flower Communion

May 12, 2019

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe with Jamili Omar, Gary Luce, Luz Martinez, Carolyn Saunders, David Burks and childre

© Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

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

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