Category: Personal & Spiritual Development

Rev. Dena McPhetres

The Winter Holidays and “Awe-robics”

Personal & Spiritual Development

The winter holidays are a mixed bag: stressful, sad, lonely, yet also magical with moments of love and forgiveness that… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

The Dark Can Be Luminous, and It Can Be Lonely

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When the earth turns away from the sun and the land grows colder and darker, people huddle around fires and… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind – Being in the Here and Now

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Being in the Here and Now is one of meditation’s techniques for calming the mind, centering it in the present… Read More >

Circle of Hands

Coming this Fall – Theme Circles!

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Many of you participated in Chalice Circles over the last 20-plus years. However, with participation in decline, we have decided… Read More >

Plant and Rain

Finally, Summer!

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Finally, summer! Summer is such an easy time to bask in the beauty of the natural world, a season when… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind – Blessings

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In Unitarian Universalism, we understand each person is born an original blessing. At the First Unitarian Church of Oakland, when… Read More >

Stewardship Moment: Time, Talent, and Treasure

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By Tony Panciera, Stewardship Council Chair December always brings familiar memories – snow, holidays, family, food, and gifts to name… Read More >

Sara’s Good Tidings: the Season of Hope

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By the Rev. Sara Goodman In this season of hope and expectation, we wait for the light to return, for… Read More >

Membership Musings: Act in Hopeful Ways

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By Lynne Jacoby, Membership Development Coordinator “’Hope’ is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – And… Read More >

Two holiday mittens

Holiday Giving Tree & Winter Clothing Drive Begin Nov. 26

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Holiday Giving Tree: This holiday season the Children’s Religious Education program leaders will once again be teaming up with a… Read More >

Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education

Blessings before a Meal – Ideas for UUs and Others

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Grace for Unitarian Universalists. By Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education. As Thanksgiving approaches, UU families often consider blessings that… Read More >

Lynne Jacoby

When I Think of Abundance . . .

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(Post by Lynne Jacoby, Membership Development Coordinator.)   When I think of abundance I think of humbleness, generosity, joy, and… Read More >

Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education

REflections for November – Beryl Aschenberg

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REflections.  By Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education. “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is… Read More >

Body

Words on the Wind: Abundance

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By the Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom. In our Worship Associate conversation about abundance, our November theme, Robert Szymanski asked the provocative… Read More >

RE-Flections

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By Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education I remember my first visit to a Unitarian Universalist church. Just taking the… Read More >

Membership Musings: Let Them Be Awkward!

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By Lynne Jacoby, Membership Development Coordinator I didn’t have much to say about courage until I remembered an essay by… Read More >