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18-12-30: Hope for the Long Haul

December 30 2018

Rev. Jordin Nelson Long, (UU Congregation of Fairhaven, MA) with Burt Meeks

© Rev. Jordin Nelson Long


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18-12-16: Celebrating Winter Solstice

December 16, 2018

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe with Jamili Omar, Betsy McMillan, and Julie Olson

In this service we explore and engage in the pagan holy day of Solstice, the longest night. We will visit themes of light and dark, and learn about where we can find hope in this season.

© Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe


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18-12-09: When Mysteries Become Miracles

Deember 9, 2018

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe with Bob Gordon

Resistance and resilience. Miracles and mysteries. These are some of the themes that arise out of the Hanukkah story. Come explore how this story of how the resilience of the Jewish people, and the earthly miracle of how a small amount of oil which kept candles burning for eight whole nights, can inspire us this year.

© Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe


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18-12-02: The Season of Dark and LIght

Deember 2 2018

Rev. Matthew Funke Crary with Kat Nickola

© Rev. Matthew Funke Crary


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

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