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Category: Personal & Spiritual Development

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WORDS on the WIND: Emergence

Personal & Spiritual Development

 What does it mean to be a people of Emergence?   It has been a long and sometimes hard winter…. More >

Dena’s Digressions: Listening

Personal & Spiritual Development

The healing power of one-to-one listening simply cannot be over-estimated. To be truly heard by another human being is rare… More >

WORDS on the WIND: Balance

Personal & Spiritual Development

March includes Spring Equinox when the hours of dark and light are evenly balanced. It can be a good time… More >

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WORDS on the WIND: Intention

Personal & Spiritual Development

By The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Intention, our January theme, is somewhere on the road between hope and commitment—it is not… More >

Stewardship Moment: Time, Talent, and Treasure

Personal & Spiritual Development

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

Sara’s Good Tidings: the Season of Hope

Personal & Spiritual Development

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

Membership Musings: Act in Hopeful Ways

Personal & Spiritual Development

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

Words on the Wind: Hope in Something Larger

Personal & Spiritual Development

By the Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom As Unitarian Universalists, our faith calls us to have hope in something larger than ourselves,… More >

Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education

Blessings before a Meal – Ideas for UUs and Others

Religious Education, Personal & Spiritual Development

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

When I Think of Abundance . . .

Personal & Spiritual Development

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

Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education

REflections for November – Beryl Aschenberg

Religious Education, Personal & Spiritual Development

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

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Words on the Wind: Abundance

Personal & Spiritual Development

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

RE-Flections

Religious Education, Personal & Spiritual Development

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

Membership Musings: Let Them Be Awkward!

Personal & Spiritual Development

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

Sharing a Part of Yourself

Personal & Spiritual Development

By the Rev. Sara Goodman When I was small my parents divorced, and I learned that it was easier on… More >

Words on the Wind: People of Courage

Personal & Spiritual Development

By the Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom October is going to be an exciting and important month for First Church’s future, and… More >