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On this International Day of Peace

May we take time today to intentionally embody Peace.

May Peace be with us as we waken to another day of Life.

May Peace be our Guide as we interact with others.

May Peace hold us in compassion should our fears and sorrows be winning the moment.

May Peace shepherd us forward towards our triumphs and joys.

May Peace preside in our hearts, where the Holy Quiet merges with our deepest desires.

May Peace make us whole, even as the world is made whole by Peace.

Blessed Be.

Amen.

Common Read 2018-19

This year’s UU Common Read (2018-19) book selection is “Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and Environment.”  This book, published by Skinner House and edited by Manish Mishra-Marzetti and Jennifer Nordstrom, explores the ways in which racial justice, environmental justice, and economic justice, seemingly competing issues for our time, are intertwined. We look forward to exploring this book in our study group in April 2019!

https://www.uua.org/books/read

Links to purchase the book:

ISBN: 9781558968134

Congregational Polity and the Myth of Congregational Autonomy

I am so glad that this has been finally posted. I attended Sue’s workshop at GA in Portland two years ago. Such important information for congregation members and parish and community ministers to understand.

For those feeling they are UU in their hearts, wish to claim it as their own, but currently claimed by their faith according to the summary set out here by Sue Phillips, yet not yet part of a UU organization – you are Not Alone!

For individuals who have not found a local congregation to call your own, know that there are many online gatherings of UU communities, as well as the Church of the Larger Fellowship, where you can become a member of this UU covenanted “beyond-the-walls” congregation to be claimed by your faith.

For ministers ordained by another denomination and/or not UU fellowshipped, consider the Unitarian Universalist Society for Community Ministries as a viable option to live into your call as clergy in an ever-evolving faith-tradition.