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17-08-13: Living a Life of Learning

August 13, 2017

Jamili Omar

Unitarian Universalism enjoins us to pursue truth and knowledge throughout our lives.  Sunday will give us the opportunity to explore how we follow these principles at UUCT.

© Jamili Omar

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17-08-06: Comfort Me

August 6, 2017

Brian Moon

Grace can be a difficult concept for Unitarian Universalists to fold into their own beliefs, perhaps because it's experiential, personal, and difficult to generalize.  Witnessing much Grace recently has brought comfort during difficult times.  Last week, during a UU memorial service, Mimi Bornstein, the author of the hymn "Comfort Me" was at the piano, singing and playing. The observations of Grace and this song are intertwined and can be a source for hope and gratitude.

Additional thoughts by Randall Springer and Frank Valdes

© Brian Moon

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17-07-30: The Yin and Yang of Public Policy

July 30, 2017

Pamela Powers Hannley

 

Pam discusses Taoism and balancing the yin and yang in terms of individual liberty and social responsibility, individual rights and democracy. The policies of gun control, school choice and healthcare insurance will be explored through the prism of balancing individual liberty and social responsibility.

© Pamela Powers Hannley

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17-07-23: Now What Do I Do?

July 23, 2017

Margot W. Garcia

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

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