• Honor Flight September 9, 2014

    HONOR FLIGHT TO WASHINGTON, D.C. SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 Honor Flights are one-day trips for World War II and Korean War veterans to visit the war memorials in Washington, D.C.  They are now beginning to include Vietnam War veterans on the trips.  The Honor Flights are financed by private donations. Korean...

  • Two First UU Veterans Chosen For Honor Flight

    Honor Flights are one-day trips for World War II and Korean War veterans to visit the war memorials in Washington, D.C.  In addition to the World War II and Korean War memorials, veterans visit the Vietnam War memorial and Arlington National Cemetery.  Each veteran is assigned a volunteer “guardian” for...

  • Celebrating Our Sources: Islam

      From the Unitarian Universalist Association of   Congregations The Living Tradition we share draws from many sources: Wisdom from the World’s religions inspire us in our ethical and spiritual life. Islam We find ourselves heading toward the end of the Muslim month of Ramadan on this July day, 2014.  Millions...

  • Charles Gray Soapbox Resources

    TWO PROVISIONAL TRUTHS [That’s how scientists speak of our current knowledge about reality]   FIRST PROVISIONAL TRUTH   THE BRAIN GENERATES BELIEFS AND REINFORCES THEM AS TRUTHS -Belief comes naturally, but analytical thinking has to be learned!   Reference:  Michael Shermer, The Believing Brain                                                        (Times Books, 2011) ———————————————————————————–  ...

  • Celebrating our Sources: Humanism

    CELEBRATING OUR SOURCES From the Unitarian Universalist Associations of Congregations: The living tradition which we share draws from many sources: Humanist teachings counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.   Humanism   Philosophical humanism...

  • Celebrating our Sources: Taoism/Daoism

    From the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations The Living Tradition which we share draws from many sources: Wisdom from the world’s religions inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life. College professor and author, Paul Alan Laughlin describes the evolution of Taoism in this way.  Tao began as pure undifferentiated...

  • Celebrating Our Sources: Buddhism

    CELEBRATING OUR SOURCES From the Unitarian Universalist Associations of Congregations: The living tradition which we share draws from many sources: Wisdom from the world’s religions inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life.  Buddhism  The double wheel of life, also known as the Dharmachakra, the wheel of the law, graces...

  • The Scourge of Drugs by Ed Janosik

    The lead story in the May 2nd edition of the Springfield News-Leader was entitled, “Drugs on the Rise in Schools”. This should not come as a surprise because the use of drugs is on the rise everywhere. This is despite the fact that the War on Drugs was begun by...

  • The Original Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day for Peace – by Ruth Rosen. Honor Mother with Rallies in the Streets.The holiday began in activism; it needs rescuing from commercialism and platitudes. Every year, people snipe at the shallow commercialism of Mother’s Day. But to ignore your mother on this holy holiday is unthinkable. And if...

  • Celebrating our sources: Beltane, The Wiccan Pentacle/Pentagram

    From the Unitarian Universalist Associations of Congregations: The living tradition which we share draws from many sources:  Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.    For Beltane, 2014, we focus on the pentagram/pentacle, our...