Oct
10

Meditation From Sunday, Oct. 5: To Go On Being Kind by A. P. Davies

I become more and more certain, as the years go by, that wherever friendship is destroyed, or homes are broken, or precious ties are severed, there is a failure of imagination and the victory of regret. Someone is too intent…
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Oct
01

Youth Group – Looking Back and Looking Ahead – Russ Gomez

Hey all! My name is Russ Gomez and I’m one of the co-leaders for the church’s youth group. I write to inform you of what the youth group’s been up to, and of what we plan to do in the…
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Oct
01

What Haunts Teenagers – Charlotte Cramer

What Haunts Teenagers? We asked one of our youth leaders, Charlotte Cramer, to reflect on this month’s theme: Ghosts, aka regrets. What does regret look like to a teenager? Well, teenagers make a lot of mistakes- in fact, that’s what…
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Oct
01

Spirit in Practice, With Emphasis on the Practice

This October we are getting ready to launch our first few Spirit in Practice groups for the new congregational year.  As I’ve watched the registration forms come into my inbox from both seasoned members and visitors who only walked through…
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Sep
29

The Ghosts That Haunt Us

When my father was 14 years old, he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. His new reality meant daily insulin shots and seriously limiting his sweets. However, the news with the greatest impact on his adolescent psyche was the doctor’s…
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Sep
23

Podcast: Religious Leaders Discuss Green Spirit

Listen to this week’s Huffington Post Podcast called All Together hosted by Executive Religion Editor Rev. Paul Raushenbush. All Together strives to offer a unique perspective into spiritual and religious individuals, communities and ideas that are shaping our world. This week’s All Together segment is called…
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Sep
22

Our Ghosts Were Resisters

I often get questions from parents about what to do about their children who are resisting coming to UCS on Sunday mornings or generally participating in church related activities. I usually just listen, and then urge them to “honor the resistance.” Our…
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