Michael J. Tino

Full name: Michael J. Tino (they/them)

A light skinned person with glasses and a red shirt with trees in the background.

The Rev. Dr. Michael Tino (they/them) is the co-Lead Minister of the Church of the Larger Fellowship, our UU congregation without borders or walls. They have been a UU religious professional since 1998, including serving UUA as the Director of Young Adult and Campus Ministry from 2001-2007, and have held a wide variety of leadership and volunteer roles in our Association.

They live in Peekskill, New York, on the land of the Kitchawan, Wappinger, and Munsee Lenape nations, with their husband and daughter.

From 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

Helps participants navigate young adulthood with accurate information, increased self-knowledge, enhanced safety and strengthened interpersonal skills. 14 sessions.

Book, Curriculum | By Michael J. Tino, Laura Anne Stuart, Sarah Gibb Millspaugh | For Emerging Adults (18-24) | From inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop
Tagged as: Education, Sexuality 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

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

...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

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

Geared toward young adults, participants are asked to think about their gifts and values, and to connect those gifts and values to what they do in the world. 11 sessions

Small Group Ministry Guide | By Michael J. Tino | June 15, 2004 (reviewed May 2024) | For Adults, Emerging Adults (18-24) | From Faith CoLab
Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Meaning, Purpose

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