This past week at General Assembly, thousands of UU’s from across the globe and many ages gathered to worship, to wonder, and to explore what we as Unitarian Universalists believe. One way we did this was to vote on the process of updating what’s in Article two of the UUA’s bylaws to continue. Article two is the section that holds what have been called our principles and sources, although, they’ve had a few different names through the years since the Unitarians and Universalists merged into one faith in 1961.
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Religious Director Ebee Bromley Monthly Blog
Creativity happens when we ask ourselves – what if? It’s our ability to dream things up, hold them in our minds and then make them real in the world.
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability and authenticity.” Brené Brown
Taking in Brown’s quote on vulnerability this month my mind turned to a story. Do you remember hearing the story of The Mish … read more.
Finding our Center can be a bit like hide and seek. We need to seek out who we are. Do we look around the corner or further down the hallway for the person hiding?
What do we love? What makes us feel ecstatic? What puts … read more.
In this month of change, I think about the awesome change very humble ingredients go through when we put them together. All you need is some flour, a bit of water, some salt. Then you add in some time and heat. Voilà! You’ve got warm bread on your hands!
In all that we belong to and in all that we do this church year, may we seek with open minds, may we nurture with loving hearts and may we serve with helping hands. Blessed be and Amen.
“Many see life’s gifts as blessings from God. Our faith uses the idea of blessing to refer to something good, something that feels like a gift. Celebrating blessings means remembering with gratitude all the good things in our lives.” – Soul Matters
Another way to put this is “I was today years old when…” captures one way to draw from our first of six UU sources “the sense of wonder we all share.”
What understanding did you wake up to lately?
I have always found a need to create. I remember wanting my creations to be perfect. For a while I wanted to work on something until it was “done.” A circle was not a circle until it was complete. But what happens if we try … read more.
Who have you lit your home chalice with? Who will you light it with? Your cat? Your dog? Your loved ones around the table? Robin Slaw, masters level DRE at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, Maryland; a soul matters congregation, … read more.