Category Archives: Prayers & Meditations

Happy Rosh Hashanah!

Now, today, tomorrow, and more is our 5775th opportunity (more or less) to get it right. Speak now, make amends, and let go your grip of whatever peace you keep locked inside you. May the words of our lips and … Continue reading

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Your Monday blessing: blessing for Labor Day

Your Monday Blessing (Labor Day) Blessed be the work of your hands. Whether you hold a welding torch, tap a touch screen, tend to an elder, or clean a restaurant, may the work of your hands be a blessing to … Continue reading

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Prayer for unrest

Some pray for quiet in Ferguson, but I pray that the heart that howls at injustice, the heart of our nation will beat louder than any truncheon. I pray for the police whose nightly dreams of justice are interrupted by … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Questions about your spiritual growth – part 2

  Seven Suggestions toward Spiritual Growth (by Bob Janis-Dillon) Here are seven tips on how to nurture spiritual growth on the individual level. 1.       Attend Services whenever you can. Services are the heart of our communal religious life as a … Continue reading

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Transcendentalism Sermon & Meditation (video)

Delivered September 30, 2012 at the First Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hunterdon County

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