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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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18-11-25: Stories from Hospice: The Hum of Being Alive

November 25, 2018

Kristine Bentz (Casa de la Luz) Hospice with Jamili Omar and Celeste Rogers

© Kristine Bentz


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

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