Category Archives: worship resource

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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Advent

Christian story and ritual, including that relating to Christmas, evolved over centuries. (Given the growing influence of Santa and his reindeer, it continues to evolve.) In the early years of Christianity, well after the crucifixion, much HOPE was invested in … 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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Circle Blessing for the Ancestors

Please join hearts for a Circle Blessing Upon the Ancestors, turning together, as you are able, to the directions called: First, we turn to the NORTH: blessing the elders, who carved the paths we now walk; whose curiosity and vision, … 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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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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Tears, Fears & Redemption (Who is your neighbor?)

A few months back I found myself going through a really difficult time.  And since I’ve found over the years that fresh air can help clear the mind I went to a local park – trying to focus on the … 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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A Co-Creation Story

The first man, Adam, made of the dust of the earth and placed within a garden of earthly delights (so the story goes), was free to wander beneath the starry skies and among all God’s creatures, wild and wonderful.   He was free to explore, to … Continue reading

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