Burton D. Carley

Burton D. Carley has served for thirty-one years as Minister to the First Unitarian Church of Memphis, Tennessee, The Church of the River. He served for ten years on the Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

From Burton D. Carley

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Twelve essayists encourage a shift in Unitarian Universalism from individualism to connectedness. Shows how we can grow our souls through our relationships with one another and with the Holy. Includes exercises for use in small groups.

Book | By Laurel Hallman, Burton D. Carley | From Skinner House Books

I wonder if the river ever despairs of its downward destiny, and harbors a secret desire to flow uphill. I wonder if winter yearns to be summer, or if a flower wishes it could bloom out of season. I wonder if silence would like to shout, or if the sky wants to fall down and become the earth. I...

Reading | By Burton D. Carley | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb

We gather on this Sabbath morn to worship in spirit and truth; to raise a joyful noise to the Eternal Mystery; to reconfirm our covenant to seek wisdom in love; to strengthen our commitment to the common good. We come from many paths to explore that which is hidden; to consider the ways of our...

Opening | By Burton D. Carley | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb

Cheered by our community, blessed by our covenant, uplifted in mind, and renewed in spirit, go forth with courage and in peace to meet the days to come. Amen.

Closing | By Burton D. Carley | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb

I do not know if the seasons remember their history or if the days and nights by which we count time remember their own passing. I do not know if the oak tree remembers its planting or if the pine remembers its slow climb toward sun and stars. I do not know if the squirrel remembers last fall's...

Meditation | By Burton D. Carley | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb

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...

Reading | By Burton D. Carley | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb

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