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Father, Mother God, here we are together—rich and poor; educated and not so well educated; gay and straight; democrats and republicans; some of us with light skin, some of us with darker; some of us walking, some of us unable to walk: none of us as whole as we would like to be—help us to know that we are all your children and we are all holy stuff. May we be a blessing to the life of anyone who enters this sanctuary—and may this church be a true sanctuary—and may those who come as strangers in turn help us grow in wisdom, in compassion, and in joy of living. Amen.

Source: Association Sunday 2009

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Marilyn J Sewell

Marilyn J Sewell

The Rev. Dr. Marilyn Sewell is minister emerita of the First Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon, where she served for 17 years before her retirement in 2009. She is the editor of four Beacon Press anthologies, including the award-winning Cries of the Spirit. She is the subject of a documentary film, Raw Faith,...

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