Jamila Batchelder

Jamila Batchelder (she/her) was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area by a a Jewish-raised Buddhist mother and and a Baptist-raised Muslim father. She knew she had found her religious home when she discovered Unitarian Universalism, and has been a UU for more than two decades. She now has served the Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia (MO) as its Director of Religious Education since 2017.

From Jamila Batchelder

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There's an older rhythm calling us to rest.

Time for All Ages | By Jamila Batchelder | January 27, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Balance, Body, Contemplation, Healing, Peace, Presence, Stress, WorshipWeb, Worship

The strength of water takes on many, many forms—just as each of you has a unique and necessary strength that you bring to our community and to the work of love. Take a moment now to drop down into the deep wellspring of your own spirit and bathe yourself in the strength that is the groundwater of...

Meditation | By Jamila Batchelder , Molly Housh Gordon | September 4, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Earth, Earth-Centered, Imagination, Nature, Self-Respect, Strength, Water Communion

Rain falls upon the surface of the earth, and pulled by gravity each drop begins to flow downhill. Drop merges with drop, flowing together, into a trickle, a streamlet, a creek, a mighty river, flowing onward. Some of the water seeps down into the earth itself, as groundwater, or deep aquifers,...

Time for All Ages | By Molly Housh Gordon, Jamila Batchelder | September 4, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Awe, Body, Direct Experience, Earth, Earth-Centered, Imagination, Nature, Playfulness, Science, Secular, Water Communion, Climate Justice

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