Forgiveness – Trauma and Healing

Forgiveness – Trauma and Healing by AJ Fox September 30, 2018   As we start today, may I take a moment to speak to the content of this service. I will be talking about trauma, although I will try not to speak to specific trauma.   This week has been...

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Moving On with Getting Along

by Colleen Appel September 23, 2018 Affirmation: Love is the spirit of this church, and service is its law; this is our great covenant: to dwell together in peace, to seek the truth in love, and to help one another. – James Vila Blake, 1894 Good morning. Today I speak...

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And How Are the Children?

And How Are the Children? by Colleen Appel February 25, 2018   Mr. President, legislators, school board members, UU congregation — how are the children?   Opening words were from Rev. Patrick O’Neill, minister of the First Unitarian Congregational Society of Brooklyn, New York, including the following in italics: https://www.uua.org/worship/words/reading/and-how-are-the-children...

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Black Lives Matter

Sunday, January 28, 2018 Black Lives Matter by Amber Fox Our faith is a faith that demands engagement. We are a people who are watching the news, following along. 4th Principle, a free and responsible search for truth and meaning, means that you are folks familiar with the newspaper, podcasts,...

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Life Reflections . . . So Far

Sunday, January 7, 2018 Life Reflections . . . So Far By Paul Phariss You’ve no doubt detected a theme to this mornings proceedings thus far. I have reached an age where, when I enter a room with a number of people in it, I tend to look around to...

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How to Get Away With Murder

Sunday July 9, 2017 How to Get Away With Murder by Emily Blevins   Millennials. That generation following generation X, sometimes called generation Y. We were born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s, typically the children of the Baby Boomers. Wikipedia says we are “generally marked by an...

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Guided by Conscience

by Roland Richmond Presented on May 7, 2017 At First Unitarian Universalist Church   Hello.  Good morning.  This morning I wanted to speak to you about the UUA’s Declaration of Conscience, which we as a congregation voted to adopt a few weeks ago.  The Declaration of Conscience is, I believe,...

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How (and why) to Stay Centered When Everything is Awful

HOW (AND WHY) TO STAY CENTERED WHEN EVERYTHING IS AWFUL by Ruth Ann Jenkins presented April 23, 2017 at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Springfield   Before I begin I want to inform you that there will be some material in my message and my friend Gabriel’s poetry that you...

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Why I’m a Unitarian

September 27, 2015 A sermon by the Rev. J. Mark Worth, Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society of Westborough, MA READINGS: 1. From William Ellery Channing, “Unitarian Christianity,” 1820. Our leading principle in interpreting Scripture is this, that the Bible is a book written for men, in the language of men, and...

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Why I’m a Universalist

A sermon by the Rev. J. Mark Worth READING: 1. From Richard Trudeau, Universalism 101: God Is Love, self-published, 2009: God is love. This quotation from the New Testament (1 John 4:16b) has been dear to many sects, but perhaps to none more than the Universalists. More than 200 years...

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