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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.

© UUCT


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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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19-01-13: Be Loved, Beloved

January 13, 2019

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe with Jamili Omar and Gary Luce

© Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe


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19-01-06: Ruah...the Breath of Life

January 6, 2019

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe with Jamili Omar

© Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe


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

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