October 12, 2014 — Liberal Muslims and US

CHILDREN'S TIME We Are Each Other's Business By Eboo Patel, Executive Director, Interfaith Youth Core. Used by permission. In UU Tapestry of Faith stories. up in Glen Ellyn, IL where he attended Glenbard South High School. While a student at Oxford, Patel ran numerous interfaith youth projects in India, Sri Lanka, and

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September 28 “Identity and Peacemaking”

Chalice Lighting Last Sunday, Sept. 21, more than 280 million people around the world celebrated United Nations World Peace Day. In our country Campaign Nonviolence kicked off a week of promoting the mainstreaming of nonviolence in our culture. These celebrations are aligned with the 6th UU principle - affirming

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September 14 “Stories that Keep Us Going”

Opening words/chalice lighting - We light this chalice in deep gratitude for the sacred space created by the coming together of these particular people, who find support and peace in each other's caring faces. Let this flame focus our connection to remind us that we are a fellowship, no

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July 27 Conversation as a Spiritual Practice

READING Diane Millis is founder and director of the Journey Conversations Project, a partnership of educators and other leaders committed to preparing and equipping people to facilitate conversations for discovery and discernment. Conversation – The Sacred Art: Practicing Presence in an Age of Distraction, 2013. “When we meet others as strangers,

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July 13 Liberal Religion in the Public Square

Reading: from Summer, 2014 UU World “I don't believe in the Seven Principles” by Doug Muder “I don't think of the 7 principles as beliefs at all. I think of them as visions. The point of putting the principles in the front of the hymnal and teaching them to our

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June 22, 2014 Pride Ministry

Reading by Gordan McKeeman Introduction: In almost every ordination I have attended, UU clergy have selected the reading I'm about to give you as part of their service. Its usually just called “Ministry Is”. In my early years as clergy, I found it a bit schmaltzy...When I heard it

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June 8 – Free to Connect

Chalice Lighting/Opening Words We are stuck between the past and the future. The past is no longer in our hands. Neither is the future since it doesn't exist yet. The only time we have control over is the present. It is now, it exists. It's not

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May 25, 2014 Healing Soldiers, Healing ourselves

Meditation on Mental Wellness We are all a little crazy now and then. Sometimes I am anxious for no reason I can say. May we be soothing with ourselves and others who are anxious. Sometimes we am sad, even if nothing has gone wrong that day

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May 11 “Chaos and Care”

MEDITATION for Mother's Day All those – people and other beings, dead and alive, material and mystical – all those who have mothered us and all those we have mothered have shown us the bond that nurture provides. Let's hold the beauty of that bond in gratitude for a few moments. --SILENCE-- May the

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April 27 – Loving Through Grief

READING/ Meditation “I love you because all the loves in the world are like different rivers flowing into the same lake, where they meet and are transformed into a single love that becomes rain and blesses the earth. I love you like a river that creates the right conditions for trees and

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