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Entering Into Sacred Space

There seems to be some fear in Unitarian Universalism, regarding the whole idea of church. I get it. I really do. A lot of us are walking wounded from the whole church thing, even those of us who grew up within the faith. There’s some association between the idea of hymns and sermons and prayers […]

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Esther Day: Saying “I Love You”

Today is the 4th observance of a holiday that was born on the internet when an inspiring young woman passed away, and her friends promised to honor her memory. Esther Earl asked that she be remembered on her birthday every year by people saying “I love you”, not in a romantic way, but to the […]

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Saying you love someone is a good thing. ~Esther Earl

Esther Day: Love out Loud

It is not a secret to anyone who knows of the I Am UU project AND the brothers John and Hank Green that the guy in charge of I Am UU, namely me, is a Nerdfighter. In short, Nerdfighters are fans of the work the Greens do through their art, their Vlogbrothers YouTube channel, and […]

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"This is what an evangelist believes: that there is a wonderful idea that should be shared, because it is likely to be [a] gift to others; because it has the power to transform people and lives for the better; because it is an idea that can save something worth saving. Do we believe that Unitarian Universalism is such an idea?" ~ D. Audette Fulbright, Roanoke VA.

UU Evangelism: Beyond Welcoming

After a post about Unitarian Universalist Evangelism last week, about how it changes lives for some people, Layne Richard-Hammock shared her story. She says that she is happy to tell people about Unitarian Universalist Principles and what her inclusion in her church means to her. These are her own words: In 1992-3 I first came […]

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A Haven to Share

This week, we offer another personal story, this time from Peggy Richards, who is one of our Patreon supporters (–>) and a big contributor on our Facebook page. This is based on a note she posted to Facebook back in 2009, which she shared on the Facebook page last week. She was gracious enough to […]

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Looking Back on Young Adulthood

I was born at the tail end of Generation X. This weekend, I age out of the UUA’s “Young Adult” designation. I have had a long, strange trip from “pagan looking for community” to “born-again UU evangelist” over the 16 years that I’ve been familiar with the fellowship where my soon-to-be wife and I are about […]

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SWC: What’s in a name?

I just wish the association that calls itself the ‘Unitarian Universalist association’ would realize that its name no longer describes the beliefs of the majority of its members and would change its name. ~ Rev. Dr. Don Fielding, “Why I am Not a Unitarian Universalist“ This is not an uncommon sentiment. In a traditional sense, […]

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