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

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