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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.


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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


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19-02-17: When a Catus Blooms

February 17, 2019

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe and Howard Tolley

Stewardship week kick-off for the "Let it Bloom" campaign.

© Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe


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

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