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18-09-09: Where Does a Stream Begin

September 9, 2018

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe, Jamili  Omar, Brenda Lundt

© Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

Story and Reflections
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18-09-02: Truth and Other Endangered Species

September 2, 2018

Randall Springer and Jamili Omar

"Truth” has perennial importance in religion and philosophy.  In the last couple of years, it has also often been in the news, and under attack, with the emergence of concepts such as “alternative facts.”  Other traditional values (such as tact and civility) are also in decline.   Are we now living in a “post-truth” era?  We will consider both the theoretical and the practical sides of these topics.

Readings from Michael Gerson

© Randell Springer


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18-08-26: Tangled Up in Unitarian Universalism

August 26, 2018

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe, Jamili  Omar, Gary Luce

We all have our reasons, "What brought us to Unitarian Universalaism? Is it the welcoming community? Is it a place that we let kids, and adults, question? Is it because we are a non-creedal faith community? Why do we stay, and what do we want for the future? Come join the discussion this Sunday.

© Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe


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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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More Articles ...

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

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