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  • We are in the midst of advent, friends, and I have to admit how much I love this season. Like most clergy I feel that it is my job, 24/7/365 to orient the world to the best of my ability toward peace, love, hope and joy....
    Sermon | By Susan Maginn | February 19, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 6th Principle (World Community), Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Doubt, Faith, Justice, Peace, Race/Ethnicity, Suffering, Unitarian Universalism, Wisdom
  • Some of you may have heard Garrison Keillor’s Thanksgiving story in which Unitarians are featured. Somebody needs to find out what Keillor’s experience is with Unitarians. He mentions us frequently and, I might add, usually, his comments (whether complimentary or critical) are right on the...
    Sermon | By Bruce Clear | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Diversity, Doubt, Humanism, Science, Truth
  • Leader: Every endeavor begins with a first step, and encounters darkness and difficulty along the way. Response: We know the darkness of ignorance, of fear, and of tyranny. Leader: Yet we know the dawning of the light, the beginnings of hope, and the renewal of life....
    Chalice Lighting | By Charles F Flagg | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Beginnings, Challenge, Courage, Discernment, Doubt, Faith, Fear, Hope, Journey, Palm Sunday, Power
  • Cherish your doubts, for doubt is the servant of truth. Question your convictions, for beliefs too tightly held strangle the mind and its natural wisdom. Suspect all certitudes, for the world whirls on—nothing abides. Yet in our inner rooms full of doubt, inquiry and suspicion, let a corner be...
    Closing | By Michael A Schuler | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Connections, Doubt, Trust, Truth, Unitarian Universalism
  • Waiting is a window opening on many landscapes. For some, waiting means the cessation of all activity when energy is gone and exhaustion is all that the heart can manage. It is the long, slow panting of the spirit. For some, waiting is a time of intense preparation for the next leg of the journey.
    Meditation | By Howard Thurman | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Balance, Christianity, Courage, Doubt, Faith, Integrity, Letting Go, Limitations
  • Some beliefs are like walled gardens. They encourage exclusiveness, and the feeling of being especially privileged. Other beliefs are expansive and lead the way into wider and deeper sympathies. Some beliefs are like shadows, clouding children's days and fears of unknown calamities. Other beliefs...
    Reading | By Sophia Lyon Fahs | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Belief, Division, Doubt, Faith, Growth, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Unitarianism
  • Cherish your doubts, for doubt is the attendant of truth. Doubt is the key to the door of knowledge; it is the servant of discovery. A belief which may not be questioned binds us to error, for there is incompleteness and imperfection in every belief....
    Responsive Reading | By Robert T Weston | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Doubt, Faith, Searching, Truth, Wonder
  • Gracious One: Keep watch on the innovators, the trailblazers, the takers of risk. Invite us to be persons of vision and integrity. Help us to remember the mystery from which possibility is born. Lead us to honor the sacred space where ministries, idealists, and realists meet....
    Meditation | By Hilary Allen | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Activism, Connections, Doubt, Equity, Hope, Humanism, Imagination, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Purpose, Truth, Unitarian Universalism, Vision, Vulnerability
  • For this one hour, Spirit of Life we let go. For this one hour, may we let go of our anxieties, our fears, our anger, our self-doubts, our regrets, our petty grievances, and our distractions....
    Chalice Lighting | By Paul Stephan Dodenhoff | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Anger, Doubt, Fear, Letting Go, Peace, Presence, Regret, Reverence, Transcendence, Worry
  • Thou who art the soul and heart of life, save us from fear—the fear of days and nights yet to be, the fear of the known and the unknown, the fear that builds high walls around our spirits and our lives, the fear that closes in and envelops us, the fear that nibbles at the edges of every...
    Meditation | By David A Johnson | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Christianity, Compassion, Courage, Despair, Discernment, Doubt, Faith, Fear, Freedom, Hope, Palm Sunday, Salvation
  • Welcome to this common, sacred space. Common, because we are all welcome. Sacred, because here we transform the ordinary and attend to the profound. We carry with us our regrets, doubts, fears, stories, laughter; may they inspire our worship....
    Opening | By Amy McKenzie | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Doubt, Fear, Sacred, Searching, Unitarian Universalism, Unity

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