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19-05-05: The Spirtual Practice of Fasting

May 5, 2019

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe with Jamili Omar and Bob Gordon

© Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

19-04-28: Poetry Service

April 28, 2019

Bill Keyes with Carolyn Saunders and Jamili Omar

Participants: Bill Keyes, Bo Ongley, Liz Ravenwood, Celeste Rogers, Georgia Conroy, Brian Moon, Margot Garcia, Kassandra Klein

© Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

19-04-28: Renewal - Us and the Earth

April 21, 2019

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe with Jamili Omar and Preston McMillan

Resurrection is all around us. What resurrection do we witness? From the bursting forth of flowers to the transformation of souls. What does resurrection mean for me? 

Reading: Vision by Wendell Berry

Homily: Jesus, the Century Plant, and Us

© Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

19-04-14: Destroying Empire with Palms

April 14, 2019

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

When Jesus walked into Jerusalem during his last Passover Week on this earth, there was a grand parade. People laid down palms on the road in front of his donkey. These palms were a symbol of the protest against the Roman Empire. What are our palms today? When should we lay them down? And for whom? 

© Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

More Articles ...

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

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