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A Big Announcement (Of Very Small Changes)

The I Am UU project has always been a lay ministry; a grassroots effort not tied directly to any one congregation, not overseen by the UUA, not even curated by an ordained minister. That much is very unlikely to change. Something exciting has changed, though. The UUA is moving to recognize ministry as something more […]

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Investing in Liberal Religious Outreach

My name is Thomas Earthman. The I Am UU project is my ministry. I am not an ordained minister. I am not trained to do the work of a parish minister. I do have, as the UUA puts it, “gifts to share with [my] faith community and the wider world.”   Coming into this project […]

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Each Person is Important

The Universe is a tapestry woven of all the matter and energy and the patterns they exist in and create. You are a complex and vital pattern, part of a bigger pattern of all humanity that is then woven into the greater fabric. The Universe would not be complete without you. And it is just […]

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As Our Hearts Are, so Must Our Hands Do

We have posted many times here and on our Facebook page affirming James Luther Adams holy sense of optimism. He wrote that “the resources (divine and human) that are available for the achievement of meaningful change justify an attitude of ultimate optimism.” The course of human history has been a long, stuttering progression of greater […]

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Passion Stimulates Success

Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote those words, and the truth of them has not faded. Being enthusiastic about the task in front of you makes it not only easier to set your will to doing it, but to doing it well and thoroughly. The human mind […]

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Committing to Action

A couple of years ago, I read Wicked. I was inspired by a friend who had just gone to see the Broadway show; she raved about how good it was, so I checked the book out from the library. First, she was right. It was amazing. I really love all these retellings of old stories […]

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