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Words for Offering
by Victoria Weinstein
This congregation is a theologically diverse religious community with membership open to all who are in accordance with our principles, mission and vision. We are a Welcoming Congregation to people of ...
The Offering As Hospitality
by Victoria Weinstein
... ready to make the same offer.This Congregation is a theologically diverse religious community with membership open to all who are in accordance with our principles, mission and vision. We are an independent ...
by David O. Rankin
... ministry is not a cult of personality.Our community is not a gathering of sheep.Our success is not a membership statistic.In fact, it is probably better to be disliked, offensive, and scandalous. Even ...
Guided Meditation (For a Church Anniversary)
by Jacqueline A. Collins
Let us be together in silence. Let our hearts listen. Let this house be quiet. For a moment, stretch back in memory to the first time you joined a meeting of this church. It may have been in this building ...
New Member Covenant
by Laura Ruth Randall
... community these new members, who have chosen to make a commitment to this congregation by signing our Membership Book.New Members, we are so glad to have you here with us and that you have chosen this ...
New Members Words of Welcome
by Victoria Weinstein
... good luck it is that brings certain people together in this world for any purpose. But we believe that membership in the church calls each of us here to celebrate the fate that has drawn us together, ...
Welcoming New Members, Including Children
by Sarah C. Stewart
... individual beliefs and the traditions of Unitarian Universalism.Minister: You have already signed our membership book. This morning, I invite you to celebrate that commitment in worship. In this gathering, ...
Reading for four voices and unison response
by Sydney A. Morris
... weaving of destiny and creation,weaving patterns of magnificence and music;We covenant to remember our membership in the family universal,and to be with one another in the spirit of connectedness.All: ...
The Happy Accident
by Carie J. Johnsen
The tale I am about to tell is a based on a true story. It is a tale woven from the stories of those who remember. It is a tale of wayward travels, a tale of the stranded tourist.Some of the people who ...
Learn to Fly
by Amanda L. Aikman
... children started to arrive. And they brought their parents. The Fellowship started to grow again. From a membership of 35 in 1985 and a budget of $10,000, the Fellowship has grown to have a membership ...
Safe and Profoundly Unsound
by Victoria E. Safford
... “and the equality of human rights, we make no distinction as to the conditions and rights of membership in this society, on account of sex, or color, or nationality.” That was written in 1863, ...
Love in the Open
by Sara Campbell
... joined the Universalist Church of Southold, which has about ten to fifteen percent gay and lesbian membership. That’s probably about what most churches have, but the difference there was that most ...
Poor and Rich, Rich and Poor
by Vail E. Weller
... result of these connections, as well. Partnership is most definitely mutually beneficial.An annual membership in the Partner Church Council will bring you into direct contact with the stories of Unitarian ...
A Politics of Respect
by Dennis J. Daniel
... comfort, freedom, and permission.But becoming a Unitarian Universalist just begins when a person signs the membership book. Typically a person who becomes enmeshed in our community undergoes a slow process ...
What We Can Do for Religion Today
by Holly Anne Lux-Sullivan
... come to Unitarian Universalism because it feels right to us. I know I signed my first church's membership book before I'd really mulled over the principles and purposes. I imagine that's true ...
Remaining Awake Through A Great Revolution
by Scott Sammler-Michael
... Profession—with its “liberty clause,” declaring that no belief statement could be used as a test of membership. They ended up back where they started. But sadly, the country had passed ...
Can’t We Get Along? Loving Your (Political) Opponent
by Jessica Purple Rodela
... legitimate fear, that if Horizon UU church takes public stands on social issues, it will cost us—in membership and in pledge money. But I guarantee—and our history guarantees—that if ...
Dear Mr. President
by Bruce Clear
... financial contribution or leadership, the greater the personal benefit they receive from their church membership. I don’t know if it works the same way with citizenship, but I do know that right ...
Going It Alone
by David R. Weissbard
... part of the larger church, we need to fully accept not only the benefits but the responsibilities of membership. We need to affirm our commitment to support it in a way that is consistent with other congregations, ...
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