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A Grounding Flower Ceremony

Earth Day is upon us, and this year we are especially aware of how vital nature is not only to our physical well-being but also to our mental and spiritual health.  When we get Zoomed out, it’s time to dig in.  The earth is always … read more.

Universalist Abundance

The myth of scarcity is drilled into us from an early age, not unlike the hellfire and damnation our Universalist and Unitarian ancestors resisted.  A preoccupation with not-enoughness only distracts us from what is possible: a community and economy rooted in abundance and good faith. … read more.

Loved Into Being

Faith in Unitarian Universalism isn’t just an intellectual exercise: it’s “heart” work.  This worship experience features a sermon by UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, as well as vibrant music, storytelling, and other worship elements that will help us to grow in spirit, in courage, and … read more.

The Other Side of the Stone

What does it mean to emerge, to come back to life?  The parallels of the Easter story and the dismanteling of pandemic restrictions are rich in symbolism, but how does the religious message relate to the practical?  And what is left hidden behind the stone … read more.

Nevertheless, She Persisted

Remember when Mitch McConnell said of Elizabeth Warren, “She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” Ever since those words were uttered, I’ve wondered where we as UUs, in our commitment to fairness, equality, and … read more.

The Trauma of a Year in Pandemic

The highs, lows, and forever-ness of a year in pandemic mode. We’ve all been affected. We’ve all had trauma. We’ve all had moments of exhaustion, exasperation, and despair. We also have shown grit and determination in supporting each other and our church. There has also … read more.

At Home in a Wobbly World

With changes accelerating around us, how do we decide what’s worth hanging onto? Which ideas, habits, places, and relationships provide the stability we need in order to adapt and thrive? Isabel reflects on commitment as she makes a home in central Ohio and Unitarian Universalism … read more.

Seeds of March

The snow is melting, the ice is gone, can the daffodils be far behind? On this cusp of spring, what seeds will we plant? How soft does the ground have to be?

As the Cheshire Cat in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland points out, “If you … read more.

We Covenant to Affirm and Promote

The need to look at how we as UUs can address systemic racism and oppression within our movement and within our principles has been a topic of discussion for a very long time. In 2013, the first draft of an 8th principle was crafted to … read more.

A Dialogue on Beloved Community

Some communities, especially religious ones, have central narratives, precepts or doctrines that hold people together, “ties that bind” as the old hymn goes. As Unitarian Universalists, who embrace a plurality of beliefs and hold no singular creed, what holds us together in shared community? Join … read more.