Monthly Archives: October 2013

Call to Presence (2013-2014)

(New opening words for this year – just to change things up…)   You have come to be with others who care about what it means to live on this beautiful blue-green world You have come to be with your … Continue reading

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Call to Presence (2012-2013)

(Often I would open Sunday Service with these words)   Here within these old stone walls, here in this community of love and justice, we pause in our busy lives, to consider what is worthy of our deepest yearnings.   … Continue reading

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Halloween Transformation Sermon (audio and text)

A sermon for Halloween: “Trying on a New Face”. Fiction: any resemblance to persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Happy Halloween! (First 5 minutes is a gorgeous original musical meditation by Andy von Aulock) “Transformation: Trying on a New … Continue reading

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Daily Prayer

Power of the universe, Power of the human heart, I might not have gotten up today, But here I am. If I had died last night, I would have lived a wonderful life already. It would have been enough. But … Continue reading

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Sermon on Courage (audio and text)

Here’s a sermon on “Courage: Letting Your Light Shine” delivered  by me on October 20, 2013, at the First Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hunterdon county. Where do you find the courage to be your true self? EE Cummings, a famous poet … Continue reading

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Sermon on Compassion (audio)

Sermon from October 20, 2013: “Compassion: Living the Golden Rule” With an opening song from our choir: “There is a Balm in Gilead” (African-American spiritual)

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Confessions of a minister…

well, sorta…below is from our service on compassion, exploring the story of the Good Samaritan from another angle.   You’ve heard of the story of the good Samaritan? The one who stopped for the stranger in the road, who had … Continue reading

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