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19-02-03: To Care For One Another

February 3, 2019

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe with Carolyn Saunders

As the old saying goes, "it takes a village to care for a child." We maintain caring villages adults, too. At times in our lives, we all need the care of others. How might we grow our caring village here at UUCT? How might we grow our care beyond our own walls? This service will include a ceremony to charge and bless our Care Team for the work they do to care for us.

© Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe


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19-01-27: Peace Through Patience

January 27, 2019

Rev. Molly Johnson with Jamili Omar and Bob Gordon

© Rev. Molly Johnson


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19-01-20: Raise Every Voice

January 20, 2019

Preston (Mac) McMillan and Brian Moon

On this eve of the Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday we consider the history of important African-American spirituals and songs and the personal meaning to one man.

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19-01-19: Installation of Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

January 19, 2019

Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Service of Installation of Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe as the settled minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson.  The members and friends of UUCT, past ministers of UUCT, staff, ministerial colleagues, family, and guest came together to affirm Rev. Russell-Lowe as the called and settled minister of UUCT.  From the distinguished attendees speakers included Rev. David Johnson (minister emertius), (words of) Dan Fenn Jr, Bob Gorden (UUCT), Rev. Ron Phares (MVUU), Staff of the Pacific Western Region, Jamili Omar (UUCT), Rev. Sunshine Wolfe (Congregational Life Staff Central East Region), Frank Valdes (UUCT), Rev. Christiane Heyde (community minister Tucson), Rev. Chuck Gaines (UUCT and UU minister retired), and Rev. Matthew Funke Crary (UUCGV).  The music featured a combined choir and of UUCT and friends with dierctors Brian Moon, Francisco Ruiz, Rev. Kellie Walker Hart, and Benjie Messer.

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

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