Category Archives: Stories for Worship

Queering Gender

I was only seven, and already I got that it made no sense. I was only seven, and already I got that it made no sense. More than anything that year, I wanted to carry the cross up the center aisle, … Continue reading

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Charge to the Minister – for the ordination of Sean Neil-Barron April 2, 2017

First, Thank you. It is my joy and privilege to charge you in your new ministry – I think doing the charge is like every older sister’s dream.  But – really, it is my honor, so, thank you. To begin, … Continue reading

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Eyes to See, Ears to Hear

Listen to this sermon here. Story – The Beggar and the Box from Eckhart Tolle Sermon That story is one of my favorites, I’ve told it a few times here. In this season where we are making lists of all … Continue reading

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Is it a Gift? A sermon on simplicity

Story: “The Secret of Happiness” by Paula Coehlo, from The Alchemist  Sermon: “Is it a Gift?” When I started to think about music for this month with this theme of simplicity, I immediately thought of”‘Tis a Gift.” This is a song … Continue reading

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Skydiving – Reflection by Doug Powell

Doug shared this story with me last Fall, as we were talking about the coming year of transitions for our church.  When I heard it – I said – I don’t know when, but there’s going to come a Sunday … Continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for All Unitarian Universalists (Stories 9-10, and a bonus)

Continuing to reveal 10 stories I wish every Unitarian Universalist knew….here are stories 9-10, plus a bonus for fun.  Story 9:  Born into Covenant, by Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker Rev. Rebecca Parker tells the story of when she first became … Continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for All Unitarian Universalists – Stories 7 and 8

Continuing to reveal 10 stories I wish every Unitarian Universalist knew….here are stories 7-8.  Story 7:  The Unitarians and the Universalists Fifty years ago, in stuffy rooms and over dinners, and breakfasts, and coffee, and other drinks, people of goodwill … Continue reading

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