Category Archives: current events

LOVE, LENT AND LETTING LOOSE

In preparation for Lent 2015 I’ve written the following poem, to be shared during the 02/15 Worship Service at the UU Fellowship of Redwood City. You are welcome to share it with attribution – and I’d love to hear from … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter

As I write this, thousands are gathering in cities all over the country in protest of the systemic racism highlighted in the news in recent weeks. It is important to know that these acts of violence were not “new” or … Continue reading

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Ordination Charge to the Minister, 12/07/14

The following charge was written in honor of the ordination of Reverend David Helfer, 12/07/14 Reverend Helfer: Shema. Listen! Listen, as if your Soul depended upon it. Because it does! Listen, as you travel forward along this ancient sacred road, … Continue reading

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Excerpt of a Response to a Curious Student!

Thank you for your interest in Unitarian Universalism. You can find a great many resources on the website: uua.org Meanwhile, it is fair to say that Unitarian Universalism impacted society as much as society impacted and continues to impact Unitarian … Continue reading

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Clothed In Flesh

Excerpt from this Sunday’s sermon:  “Clothed in Flesh”.  Worship service starts at 10:30 am, and is followed by a Chilli Cook-Off! It is a complicated relationship that we have with our bodies and with our spirits.  Even without the direct, … Continue reading

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What Are We Letting Go Of?

As we move from infant, to toddler, to student; from teen to young adult and through the various stages of what’s called “maturity” – we continue to learn the necessity and art of “letting go” (which includes knowing what to … Continue reading

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Chaos Theory & Peace Reality

(An excerpt of the 12/02/12 sermon delivered at the UU Church of Santa Clarita) December can be tough for many of us:  highlighting the chaos around us as well as the disorder within.  Highlighting the discordance between what we’re told … Continue reading

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Thank You!

“Thank you” is often the very first phrase we are taught that does not have to do with what we want or need!  Those two words affirm an awareness of the fact that there is an “other” –  a relationship … Continue reading

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Chutzpah & Humility: The Next Four Years

(This homily was shared 11/07/12 at the San Fernando Valley Cluster Vespers Service, the day after the Presidential election.  It was inspired by Parker Palmer’s book:  Healing the Heart of Democracy) At the end of each church year I ask … Continue reading

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In the Aftermath

As we move through our day in comfort and safety let us remember that these are not to be taken for granted.  Let us remember that we as living, breathing beings – so intent to live as if we were … Continue reading

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