Michael J. Tino

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Welcome abundance, welcome prosperity, welcome love, and welcome light.

Responsive Reading | By Michael J. Tino | October 10, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Diwali, Goddess, Hinduism, Multiculturalism, WorshipWeb, Worship
Book | By Michael J. Tino, Laura Anne Stuart, Sarah Gibb Millspaugh | From inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop
Tagged as: Education

The flaming chalice was first used by the Unitarian Service Committee as a symbol of life-saving refuge for people fleeing persecution in Europe. As we light this chalice, we invoke the love that called people to put their lives at risk to save others. May we be vessels of life-saving welcome.

Chalice Lighting | By Michael J. Tino | July 28, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Activism, Commitment, Community, Ethics, History, Justice, Justice Sunday, Relationships, Salvation, Unitarianism

One of the potential spiritual lessons of sports comes in its ability to connect people—to each other as well as to a team of strangers. Not too long ago, I was in a workshop in which we were discussing “peak experiences,” those mystical, transcendent experiences of what Abraham Maslow would...

Reading | By Michael J. Tino | April 5, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Awe, Connections, Direct Experience, Personal Stories, Playfulness, Secular, Teamwork, Unity, Wonder

...Our spiritual connection to the food we eat has...been harmed by a modern culture in which over-processed foods are so ubiquitous that we have ceased to think about foods in their whole forms any more. ...Michael Pollan writes, “Try this: Don’t eat anything your great-great-grandmother...

Sermon | By Michael J. Tino | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Animals, Earth, Food, Food Justice, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Responsibility

Every June, representatives of the congregations in the Unitarian Universalist Association gather for the annual General Assembly. Each year as we do so, we try to shed some light on a local issue of justice, and we invite people of all faiths to join us in working to make our world a better place.

Sermon | By Michael J. Tino | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Anti-Oppression, Caring, Immigration, Justice, Secular, Solidarity, Unitarian Universalism, Anti-Oppression, Immigration

Seeds, scattered on fertile ground, are warmed by the sun and fed by the soil. They sprout and grow, producing great fields of grain. The grain is harvested and ground into flour and shipped across the nation....

Ritual | By Michael J. Tino | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Abundance, Body, Christianity, Community, Food, Gratitude, Thanksgiving, Unitarian Universalism

Working to feed the hungry and obtain adequate food for poor people in our society has long been central to my own justice and service work. When I was in high school, I spent many weekends volunteering with a group called Youth Service Opportunities Project....

Sermon | By Michael J. Tino | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Abundance, Body, Direct Experience, Earth, Food, Food Justice, Unitarian Universalism

Young adults, just like older adults, want worship that speaks to their experiences in life, that challenges them to develop deeper relationships, and that connects them to things that are beyond themselves.

Audio Recording | By Michael J. Tino | June 23, 2005 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Multigenerational Faith Development, Membership Growth & Outreach

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