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  • By Jane Ranney Rzepka
    A well-known poem by Robert Graves speaks of butterflies—their "honest idiocy of flight," "lurching here and there by guess and God and...
  • By David S Blanchard
    Most of us look for love in only the most obvious places, and as a result, most of us come away disappointed. Its as if we are still grade...
  • By Gordon B McKeeman
    The other day I was driving on an expressway. These days expressway driving seems a frantic enterprise. Near one of the exit ramps, one of...
  • By Richard S. Gilbert
    It is easy to pray when the sun shines And we are grateful for another glorious day of being. It is hard to pray when wind and rain and...
  • By Heather Lynn Hanson
    Once upon a time, a girl named Ramona and a boy named Roberto had a wonderful dog. They named the dog Feliz because he was so happy when...
  • By Mary Ann Moore
    Once upon a time God said, "I'm bored because I don't have anything to do. I want to play with my friends." And because God is God, as soon...
  • By Barbara Marshman
    In a land far away, a wise old man who knew a great deal about people because he traveled from place to place arrived at a strange village...
  • By Janeen K Grohsmeyer
    Many years ago in the land of Transylvania, in a mountain valley watered by quick rushing streams and shadowed by great forests of beech...
  • By Noreen Kimball
    Many Unitarian Universalist churches and fellowships start their worship service on Sunday morning by lighting a flame inside a chalice...
  • By Adrianne Ross
    Easter gets its name from the Teutonic goddess of spring and the dawn. The earth reawakens to a burgeoning new season of life-giving, life-affirming gifts.
  • By Kirsty Johnson
    Squirrel: tch tch tch Sparrow: cheep cheep Mouse/mice: squeak squeak Frogs: ribbit needeep Tadpoles: ribribrib Grass: oooohhhh Pond: plip...
  • By Linda Olson Peebles
    Sitting on the ground, ...
  • Parents Once you were infants dependent upon our love and the wisdom of others. Youth Now we are young persons entering an adult world with...
  • By Theodore Parker
    Be ours a religion which, like sunshine, goes everywhere; its temple, all space; its shrine, the good heart; its creed, all truth; its...
  • By Ali Woodworth
    Voice 1: Go forth in solidarity Voice 2: Your presence in [destination] is a clear statement to the residents: they are not alone; you...
  • By Richard S. Gilbert
    Speak, flowers, speak! Why do you say nothing? The flowers have the gift of language. In the meadow they speak of freedom, Creating...
  • By Patrick T O'Neill
    Among the most accomplished and fabled tribes of Africa, no tribe was considered to have warriors more fearsome or more intelligent than...
  • By Gordon B McKeeman
    Ministry is a quality of relationship between and among human beings that beckons forth hidden possibilities; inviting people into deeper,...
  • By Kaaren Solveig Anderson
    I hate goodbyes. I hate everything about them. It bothers me that “goodbye” isn’t really what I think we most often want to say. When those...
  • By Jane E Mauldin
    We’ve begun a new ritual around our dinner table in which each member of the family takes a minute or two to name what he or she has been...
  • By Charles F Flagg
    Leader: Spring, the triumph of light over darkness, Response: Victory of newness and growth, and warmth vanquishing cold, Leader: We, too,...
  • By Elizabeth Ketcham
    I grew up as the heavily-committed eldest child of an American Baptist minister in the 50's. Committed, that is, to self-preservation, staying out of trouble with our small town and my family, and having fun within safe parameters, namely, church activities. I never felt particularly committed to...
  • By Victoria Weinstein
    Last Sunday morning I picked up the phone in the office at the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, LA. After I said, "Good morning, Unitarian Church," a woman's voice said, "Good morning! Can you tell me what the topic is this morning?" ...
  • By Richard S. Gilbert
    Listen! This is a noisy world. You may have heard of the story of a dispute in the student union of one university. It seems "the presence of a juke box...disrupted conversation. Conversationalists petitioned for removal of the offending machine. Music lovers petitioned to keep it, arguing that it...
  • By Peter Friedrichs
    Please join me now in a litany for the season. I invite you to respond with the words, “We remember. We forgive. We love.” For gifts we...
  • By Ken Nye
    The tree is all set Packages piled at its base. Telephone calls from the kids confirming the times of dinner and church. Nothing much left...
  • By Ken Nye
    "Christ is born! Alleluia!" "Only ten shopping days until Christmas!" We lament tying one to the other, but this is not naked materialism...
  • By Ken Nye
    If I should die, (and I will some day), I won't be far away. You will see me. When the big golden retriever ambles in and lies down under...
  • By Ken Nye
    As years go by and passions cool, we make love in places that young lovers only dream about. We make love at the kitchen table, a Scrabble...
  • By Ken Nye
    My dad died 28 years ago. I still have some of his things: A red plaid Pendleton bath robe. (I look like Dad in that thing now.) An old...
  • By Ken Nye
    A knock at the door, late morning. The dog makes a racket, but the two stand their ground. They are on God's business. I know before I open...
  • By Ken Nye
    Someone told me once that Einstein thought time is a variable. That is to say that time is not a constant. Are you following this? I think...
  • By Mark Hicks
    Frances, an African American woman: To be African-American in this country is to face racism throughout life, however subtle. The love of...
  • By Mark Hicks
    My father asked if I am gay I asked Does it matter? He said, No not really I said, Yes. He said get out of my life. I guess it mattered. My...
  • By Marjorie Bowens-Wheatley
    Why should we intentionally work for diversity? The responses to this question vary widely. Of course, hard demographic realities suggest...
  • By Mark L. Belletini
    For religion to be significant, it has to provide more than the comforts of community. It also has to provide opportunities for deepening,...
  • By Richard S. Gilbert
    The human race is a vast rainbow bursting into view of white and black, red, yellow and brown. Yet for all blood is red, the sky is blue,...
  • By Tracey Robinson-Harris
    includes quotations by bell hooks In conversations about the initiative for greater diversity, our Unitarian Universalist Association-wide...
  • By Anonymous
    About The Author: The author self-identifies as Afircan American and psychology professional. Frequently I am asked, ‘Why should the UUA [...
  • By Thomas Rhodes
    Each week we take up an offering for the support of this congregation, and often, for the support of others who are working for a better...
  • By Naomi King
    Somos una gente del arco iris. We are a rainbow people. The rainbow is an arc of light brilliantly displaying all the colors of the visible...
  • By Thom Belote
    If you're new to Unitarian Universalism, one of the things you will learn is that we are extremely proud of our history. In truth, our history is full of great things but it also has its share of shameful moments and embarrassing episodes. But we can trace our history and list the myriad ways that...
  • By Debra Faulk
    Please speak the response when you hear: "...this season brings forth many feelings" Response : We find comfort in naming these feelings;...
  • By Molly Housh
    Setting ourselves to the task of Greening our Congregation, together we promise these things: Most simply, we will each do our small part...
  • By Lucas Hergert
    Love is the doctrine of this church Our faith in each other is its sacrament Working for justice and living with compassion is its prayer...
  • By Ma Theresa Gustilo Gallardo
    Leader: It is a miracle that no one is ever empty-handed; there is enormous power in having no possessions but the self to give and to...
  • By Becky Post
    We mourn the lost lives—the eleven workers who died—and we know the heaviness that hangs over their families. We mourn the lost livelihoods...
  • By Burton D Carley
    Since the economy is in a kind of black hole, I was interested to read that researchers using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope have traced the building blocks of the universe back one more step and it leads to the massive black holes in space. We know that the Earth did not spring out of thin air...
  • By David C Pohl
    We come to this time and this place: To rediscover the wondrous gift of free religious community; To renew the faith in the holiness,...
  • By Joy Atkinson
    The womb of stars embraces us; remnants of their fiery furnaces pulse through our veins. We are of the stars, the dust of explosions cast...

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