Posts from November 2016

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Behind today’s music

by Lauren Servias

“The world has gone mad.”  This was the Facebook status that I posted at 9:09 PM on Tuesday, November 8th, and a week and a half later, I still feel this way.  Coldplay’s “The Scientist” is a beautiful ballad that alludes to feeling powerless; it helped set the contemplative and still mood that I wanted the […]

What We Can Do

by Jill McAllister

Suggestions from the UUA Office of Multicultural Ministries Join the We Say Enough! campaign of the Interfaith Organizing Initiative (a coalition of denominations and organizing networks). Sign the Moral Manifesto, sign up for the On Call for the Movement Virtual Mass Meetings, and attend or host a radical truth-telling speak-out in your community. We recently […]

Behind today’s music

by Lauren Servias

I cannot tell a lie.  I didn’t know what music I was going to play today.  I have been emotionally drained for the past week and while music has been so essential to my own processing of current events, I was drawing a blank for what music to play for today’s services.  Some of you […]

Behind today’s music

by Lauren Servias

Shame.  A heavy word with heavy connotations.  And, the theme of today’s sermon at the UUFC.  Combined with the grey, drizzly weather and the relentless reminders that we are near the climax of a grueling election season, I felt that this morning’s prelude needed a little lightness to combat the above conditions.  I selected “Riverside Walk” […]

Between Us

by Jill McAllister

In this month we’ll arrive at the end of the election season, and begin the days and era which follow it. Both require fortitude, and both call us to pay close attention to how we are living the values we espouse. The election will not be the end of challenges. With all the realities of […]