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Category: Personal & Spiritual Development

Knowing Without Words

Personal & Spiritual Development

Last weekend I couldn’t remember the word for socks. I knew I was wearing fabric on my feet. I was… More >

Reconciling Types of Knowing

Personal & Spiritual Development

In my preacher files, I have a folder entitled “knowledge,” into which I throw articles and thoughts about knowing. I… More >

Roe v. Wade Overturned-Pastoral Response

Social Justice, Personal & Spiritual Development

June 25, 2022 Dear Ones, We join you in sadness and anger at the Supreme Court’s decision June 24, 2022… More >

Circle of Hands

Consider Becoming a Theme Circle Facilitator

Personal & Spiritual Development

Do you enjoy our monthly worship themes? Are you called to the ministry of creating a trusting space for reflection… More >

Blessings at PrideFest

Personal & Spiritual Development

I want to share a glimpse of what “Blessed at Pridefest” is, an event I help co-create and host. “Get… More >

Reminders to Celebrate Blessings

Personal & Spiritual Development

My mission as a minister is to be a blessing. To be a blessing, I need to receive and celebrate… More >

Volunteer at PrideFest Blessing Booth

Personal & Spiritual Development

Our local congregations are returning to spread love, joy and affirmation at the Blessed at PrideFest booth, June 3-4 in… More >

Mark the Turning Toward Summer

Personal & Spiritual Development

Summer Solstice lands on June 21 this year, marking the longest day of the year and the beginning of summer…. More >

A Conversation with Past Anti-Racism Team Member Ron Oshima

Social Justice, Personal & Spiritual Development

  Justice is a word that we hear often at First Church and justice is a value that we hold… More >

Beauty in Imperfection

Personal & Spiritual Development

There is an ancient Japanese philosophy embodied in pottery that confused me when I first encountered it. The potter adds… More >

Nurturing Beauty Takes Time & Attention

Personal & Spiritual Development

I’ve been knitting the same wool sweater for over 15 years. I call it my infinity sweater because it is… More >

Nurturing Beauty with Our Attention

Personal & Spiritual Development

Nurturing Beauty makes me think of gardening: tilling the soil, planting the seeds, watering the ground, and then, with a… More >

UU Principles in 21st Century-Input Welcome

Social Justice, Personal & Spiritual Development

Learn More about Article II and Proposed Bylaw Changes In four UU Principles in the 21st Century workshops, we’ve been… More >

Gratitude to Our First Church Healthcare Workers

Personal & Spiritual Development

There are many words to describe the past two years, but one word must be used to express our appreciation… More >

Everyday Awakenings

Religious Education, Personal & Spiritual Development

There is a trend on social media that I am rather smitten with. This is how it works. People share… More >

What Do You Need to Flourish?

Personal & Spiritual Development

It generally takes me a long time to wake up each day. I’m not a pop out of bed type… More >