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17-08-20: No More Hate

August 20 2017

Rev. Lyn Oglesby

 

© Rev. Lyn Oglesby

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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.

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

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