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19-03-17: Environmental Justice Today

March 17, 2019

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe with Jamili Omar and Howard Tolley

"Reduce, reuse, recycle" was once the guideline for how to reduce one's impact on the planet and climate change. What are the spiritual values that can guide our environmental action/justice work?
 
© Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

19-03-10: This is Me - Centering Stories of UUs of Color

March 10, 2019

Steve Kraynak with Jamili Omar, Carrie Cooper, Bob Gordon, Bert Meek, Mary-Holly Allison, Julie Olson

This worship service centers the stories of Unitarian Universalists of color.  Listen to their stories.

A Story, A Story by Gail E Haley

Readings from: Rev. Egbert Ethelred Brown, Rev. Leslie Takahasi, Rev. Connie Simon, Rev. Darrick Jackson, Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, Rev. Lilia Cuervo, Rev. Adam Lawrence Dyer, Dr. Takiya Nur Amin

Desert Choral: This is Me by Benj Basek and Justin Paul (Wendy Gordon Weeks and Mary Catherine Harbek-Leighou soloists)

Your stories are how you become who you are.” Amy Tan
It’s a privilege and a responsibility to be trusted with somebody’s story.” Rania Abouzeid

© UUCT and the authors of the stories read.

19-03-03: Capital 'L' Love

March 3, 2019

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe and Jamili Omar

© Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe


Service:
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Capital 'L'
Love Testimonial
Bill Keyes
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19-02-24: A Musical Religious Education: On Kindness, Mindfulness, Service and Self Reflection

February 24, 2019

Brian Moon (Director of Music), Nina Tolley, Mary Catherine Habeck-Leighou, UUCT RE, and Desert Chorale

© UUCT


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

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