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by M. Maureen Killoran
... nameless stories are what we are to hear.Someone's child is hungry.Someone has lost a job.Someone's marriage hurts so much there are no words.Someone needs a friend.The stories come—oh, pray that ...
Standing on the Side of Love
by Fred Small
... thousand—the lowest levels since before World War Two.Rachel Maddow says “It turns out gay marriage is a Defense of Marriage Act.” Who knew?Standing on the side of love doesn’t ...
It is unfortunate that our society and its laws have not matured
by Kathleen E. Allan
It is unfortunate that our society and its laws have not matured to legitimate and acknowledge profound and loving relationships other than heterosexual ones. However, this cannot stop us from formalizing ...
For a Wedding Supper
by Bettye A. Doty
We invoke thy gentlest blessings, God, on all true lovers. We praise thee for the great longing that draws the soul of man and woman (or, the souls of two persons) together. We thank thee for the revealing ...
A Father's Day Prayer
by Kirk D. Loadman-Copeland
Let us praise those fathers who have striven to balance the demands of work, marriage, and children with an honest awareness of both joy and sacrifice. Let us praise those fathers who, lacking a good model ...
The Congregation responds with Live in me, Spirit of Life
by Joel Miller
We pray: Live in me, Spirit of Life.We are aliveBecause others have livedAnd we all were born within homes we did not build.Live in me, Spirit of Life.Every one of us is aloneNo one can live a life but ...
by Ken Nye
As years go by and passions cool,we make love in places thatyoung lovers only dream about.We make love at the kitchen table,a Scrabble board the mattressand hints to help the otherour passionate kisses.We ...
Water Blessing - Wedding Blessing
by Tess Baumberger
... We bless the water and talk about if they replenish it all the time, as they need to replenish their marriage, there will always be some of the water from that day in it.Our gathering here, our sharing ...
On Being An "Issue"
by Sue Phillips Keene
... don’t know what it means to be married from a legal perspective.The public policy debate over extending marriage often focuses on the differences between civil marriage and marriage as a religious ...
An Evolution of Ideas
by Leaf Seligman
... slope." If we as a nation, in his words, "normalize" gay marriage, "what would keep us from extending marriage to a three-partner arrangement?"During the four years I lived in Canada where same-sex marriage ...
Standing in a River of Love
by Mark Stringer
... Denny and Patrick, who I married in 2006, but who didn’t receive the legal rights and benefits of marriage until they secured a marriage license the day they first became available to everyone. ...
Let the Alleluias Rise Up
by Ellen Cooper
... may be any one of a thousand lesser losses -the loss of a job or a friendship; the death of a marriage or partnership; a change in physical or mental ability; even the death of a long-held ...
Standing on the Side of Love
by Thom Belote
... Two focuses of the campaign, and there will be more than two, are standing on the side of love for marriage equality and standing on the side of love with immigrant families. Next week Preaching Practicum ...
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
by Gary Kowalski
... themselves instead as shareholders, investors, co-owners in what happens in church, just as the parties in a marriage see themselves as partners rather than competitors, with a joint share in the success ...
Work Still in Progress
by Jim Sherblom
... interracial marriages and they are legal in all 50 states.If we are going to find common ground on same sex marriage in this generation, it will be by persuading post-modern Christians that such belief ...
Living the Dream: A Sermon for Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday
by Wendy von Zirpolo
... women detained without due process—rendition.On our watch, thousands lost to war?On our watch, marriage equality stolen away in CA and measures to block constructed elsewhereOn our watch poor African ...
Can Politics Change Culture?
by Dennis J. Daniel
... something that wells up from within, not something that is called up by a bell or a teacher.I honor marriage. I’d better. I get a significant income from ushering people into it. But I see marriage ...
by Robert Meyerson
... pro labor union was UN American. (seems there are those who still believe that one.) Today, being for marriage equality is looked upon by some as, “godless and unpatriotic.” Marginalizing ...
When Change Comes
by Mary Wellemeyer
... We need to be applying our Unitarian Universalist values to state and local government—an anti-marriage equality thing is going to be happening in New Hampshire this legislative season. And there's ...
A Knock at the Door
by Michael Tino
... undocumented worker for so long, her application for citizenship was likely to be denied despite her marriage. She was advised by a lawyer not to submit a new application for permanent residency until ...
Despair to Transformation, or What do we do when cops despair?
by Jacqueline Luck
... cycle as we change in our identity from child to adolescent to adult, spiritually and physically ...marriage is certainly transformative, as well as death. Karl Peters, PhD is quoted in Science and Theology, ...
Standing on the Side of Love
by Lisa Friedman
... address in the coming year? Is it time to learn something from our Iowan neighbors and to make same-sex marriage legal in Minnesota, so that we don’t need to organize any more Love Buses to Des ...
Standing on the Side of Love: A Sermon for Yom Kippur
by James Ishmael Ford
... of Welcoming Congregations and its cousin Standing on the Side of Love which addresses issues from Marriage Equality to the treatment of immigrants both legal and illegal and how they’ve become ...
Standing on the Side of Love- Re-imagining Valentines Day
by Julie-Ann Silberman-Bunn
... remarkably far our own nation has come in a few short decades. From segregation and the illegality of marriages across racial lines to a country in which we have worked to embed civil union and now marriage ...
Claiming a Larger Ministry
by Jeanne Lloyd
... community ministry, STARS tutoring and Washington School tutoring, our participation in the same-sex marriage movement, our participation in the Manchester Area Conference of Churches, donating food to ...
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