Category Archives: hope

“Sometimes”

“Sometimes” A poem shared with UUFRC 01/04/15 By Reverend Stefanie Etzbach-Dale PART 1 Sometimes Life just bowls you over with – “Grace”! Knocks you down, So you have no choice But to let those shimmering, soul-quenching waves of “Undeserved” bliss Seep into … 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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The Between Place

We live always in the “between place” The “liminal space” between one breath and another Between one day and the next, one season and another. Rushing: poised always on the brink of something else, “yet again”. We reach out, seeking … Continue reading

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Today Is The First Day of The Rest of Your Life!

Opening Words for the 09/14/14 Worship Service: “Fresh Start” Today is the “first day, of the rest of your life”! A time to step out, of old sorrow or strife! To lay down the burden, of “things left undone” To … Continue reading

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Super Moon Dream

There are many sources of wisdom! Continue reading

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In Honor of the Fathers

Honor to all the fathers, who give or gave of their time and love, their work and worry. Honor to the fathers, who set aside their armor so that young eyes can behold the shape of true strength and courage. … Continue reading

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Prayer to the Four Corners

Spirit of the East, of the Air that fills our lungs and gives voice to our dreams, Spirit of dawning yellow wisdom, clarity of thought, and pure faith, be with us always Spirit of the South, of fire, of flaming … 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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