Elizabeth Lerner Maclay

Liz Lerner
Liz Lerner

The Rev. Liz Lerner Maclay is minister of First Unitarian Church of Providence, R.I. Raised Unitarian Universalist in Newton, Mass., she earned an M.Div. and a Th.M. from Harvard Divinity School. Her studies focused on the archaeology, texts, and history of ancient Greek religion, Hellenistic Judaism, and early Christianity. She has served Unitarian Universalist congregations in Lexington, Mass., Mt. Kisco, N.Y., and Silver Spring, Md. She has also filled a number of roles on the board of Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness. Lerner recently conducted sabbatical studies on Minoan archaeology, gender, and religion at the Institute of Aegean Prehistory on the island of Crete in Greece. She lives in Fairfax Station, Va.

From Elizabeth Lerner Maclay

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It’s gotten so that if I call a loved one during that period of ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, they’ll just ask, ‘Is this the phone call?’

By Elizabeth Lerner Maclay | September 1, 2017 | From Spirit
Tagged as: Forgiveness, Reconciliation

Source of all, This is my third attempt at a prayer. The first two revealed to me that I am angry, which I didn’t realize until I just couldn’t bend those prayers into what I thought they should be. What is wrong with us, how can we be so depraved and cruel, how is it we do not learn, how can we...

Prayer | By Elizabeth Lerner Maclay | November 20, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Compassion, Hope, Human Rights, Interdependence, Nonviolence, Stewardship, Unitarian Universalism, Violence

As drops of rain that find each other and build to become a track, a rivulet, a stream, a river, a sea, so are we drawn together; so are we fortunate to find each other; so are we bound together, on this shared passage toward an unknown ocean and eternity.

Affirmation | By Elizabeth Lerner Maclay | September 15, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Community, Connections, Earth, Earth-Centered, Homecoming / Ingathering, Nature, New Member Ceremony, Relationships, Unitarian Universalism, Unity, Water Communion, WorshipWeb

There is a cricket playing the violin in my bathroom.

Reflection | By Elizabeth Lerner Maclay | October 19, 2009 | From UU World
Tagged as: Personal Stories, Personal Inspiration

Deciphering the woman misrepresented by the church fathers and ‘The Da Vinci Code.’

By Elizabeth Lerner Maclay | May 15, 2006 | From UU World
Tagged as: Culture, UU Identity, UU Theology

Engaging my ancestral Judaism enriches my Unitarian Universalism, despite Orthodox Judaism's condemnation of partial Jews like me.

By Elizabeth Lerner Maclay | May 1, 2004 | From UU World
Tagged as: Culture, Spiritual Practice, Personal Inspiration

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