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Love in the Complicated Places

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 02/01/2023 - 04:31

Jo VonRue

Love shows up in complicated conversations.

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From the UUA President: Holding Tyre Nichols and Black Communities in Love and Prayer

UUA: Top Stories - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 05:22

Susan Frederick-Gray

A statement from UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray in response to the devastating death of Tyre Nichols, a 29 year old Black man beaten to death by police in Memphis, TN.

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Prayer of Responsibility

Universalist Prayers from Rev. Naomi King - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 03:00
Prayer of Responsibility - Week of January 30, 2023 Wisdom, may we first acknowledge that sometimes responsibility is not fun. Also, sometimes it is. Sometimes responsibility leads to wonderful relationships and meaningful effort. And sometimes responsibility leads to boring and tedious tasks. So, Wisdom, you understand when maybe there are... Rev. Naomi King
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Inspired by My Ancestors

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 01:00

Melissa Jeter

Let us be grateful for the vital force that wakes us and moves us.

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From the UUA President: We Mourn with the People of Monterey Park, CA

UUA: Top Stories - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 11:16

Susan Frederick-Gray

UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray respond to news of yet another tragic shooting. Unitarian Universalists are ready to work with elected and community officials to support responsible gun legislation measures.

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On the 50th Anniversary of Roe v Wade, Unitarian Universalists Remain Committed to Reproductive Justice

UUA: Top Stories - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 06:07
On the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision that legalized access to abortion, Unitarian Universalists remain committed to reproductive justice, despite the changed legal landscape.

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Prayer of Choosing Love

Universalist Prayers from Rev. Naomi King - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 03:00
Prayer of Choosing Love - Week of January 22, 2023 Courageous Grace, may we notice our choices in how and whether we love, that love is not some place we can send a postcard from, but a verb, to be renewed everyday by our doing. Love is a feeling, nourishing... Rev. Naomi King
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From the UUA President: Why Change Our UU Principles?

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 01/18/2023 - 05:15

Susan Frederick-Gray

The current changes being proposed to Article II of the UUA Bylaws, which contains the seven UU Principles and Purpose, are part of a longer history of ongoing reflection and change as we live into the fullness of our living tradition.

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Necessary Stillness

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 01/18/2023 - 04:36

Christine Slocum

Life doesn't have to be ever-upward in order to be well-lived.

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Flower Ceremony Centennial

UUA: Top Stories - Tue, 01/17/2023 - 10:58

Erika A. Hewitt

Celebrate 100 Years of the Flower Ceremony! The first Flower Ceremony was held in Prague, in June 2023, led by Rev. Norbert Čapek.

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Prayer for Nurturing Community

Universalist Prayers from Rev. Naomi King - Fri, 01/13/2023 - 03:00
Prayer for Nurturing Community - Week of January 15, 2023 Beloved, what does it take to nourish, every day, just and healing, thriving diverse communities? May we take up these tools, develop these skills, devote ourselves to these tasks with courage and with joy that we can choose to nourish... Rev. Naomi King
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Protectors of Agency

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 01/11/2023 - 05:43

Deborah Weiner

As sacred beings, we hold the wisdom to know what is best for our own selves.

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Prayer of Reckoning with History

Universalist Prayers from Rev. Naomi King - Fri, 01/06/2023 - 03:00
Prayer of Reckoning with History - Week of January 8, 2023 Wisdom, may we have the strength, courage, and curiosity to examine our heritages, histories of harm and histories of healing, and attend to which stories we choose cause harm or healing or other effects here and now and in... Rev. Naomi King
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Meeting the New Year

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 01/04/2023 - 02:01

Tim Atkins

I’m proud to belong to a living religious tradition that embraces evolution, both scientifically and spiritually.

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Prayer of Self-Acceptance

Universalist Prayers from Rev. Naomi King - Fri, 12/30/2022 - 03:00
Prayer for the Week of January 1, 2023 - A Prayer of Self-Acceptance Grace and Compassion, may we love and accept ourselves as we are and as we may change. May we love and accept ourselves as we are, with the seeds of growth for responsibility, care, peacemaking, joy, justice... Rev. Naomi King
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Prayer for Playfulness

Universalist Prayers from Rev. Naomi King - Fri, 12/23/2022 - 03:00
Prayer for Week of December 26, 2022 - Prayer for Playfulness Gracious Playfulness invite us into relaxation and the creative life, where we imagine possibilities and problem solve, try on ways of being and try out new dances, get silly and lift one another up with generous joy. May we... Rev. Naomi King
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O Holy Night

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 12/21/2022 - 03:17

Joanna Fontaine Crawford

If love is a law, how may I follow it with more faithfulness?

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UUA Hires Joy Berry as Children and Families Faith Development Specialist

UUA: Top Stories - Fri, 12/16/2022 - 07:10
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is pleased to announce they have hired Joy Berry as the Children and Families Faith Development Specialist, starting January 23. The position has been re-established as part of the Lifespan Faith Engagement (LFE) team to fully integrate the needs of...

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