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EARTH DAY State of The World

April 21, 2013 Ken Ettlinger I have this dream.  Actually, it’s more of a nightmare. The world is coming unraveled, society is breaking down, there is anarchy and mayhem …everywhere.  All of nature has been been transformed into an endless Walmart parking lot.   It is the apocalypse! Do you have … Continue reading

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Original Blessing Chalice Lighter

Original Blessing Chalice Lighter Sermon  September 23, 2012 Rev. Ian White Maher © 1 Good morning non-believers, people of little faith That is what they say about your, right. Deluded and brainwashed by the feminists and the homosexuals. I mean you have even been called anti-Christian because you said, “I … Continue reading

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Unless A Seed Dies

UNLESS A SEED DIES: A Season of Loss and Gain Richard Lawless A Talk for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork Bridgehampton, NY February 26, 2012                   It’s been a very strange winter, oddly mild and lacking the snow and ice whose bite I seem to feel … Continue reading

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Rejoicing and Dreaming

UUCSF Board members, February 5, 2012 To be sensual, I think, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the making of bread.– James Baldwin Dreams are the touchstones of … Continue reading

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The Courage to Change

Rev. Alison Cornish, January 22, 2012 There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stage-coach, that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position and be bruised in a new place.– Washington Irving No … Continue reading

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A Multitude of Covenants

The Rev. Alison Cornish, January 8, 2012.There is no life apart from one another… The question is not whether we are social, connected beings. That is a given.  The question is how we shape our modes of being with one another and with the sources that uphold and sustain life.– Rebecca … Continue reading

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How Is It That We Are Evolving?

The Rev. Alison Cornish and Dr. John Andrews (A sermon in celebration of Evolution Sunday, January 31, 2010) Alison: For the third year in a row, John and I are honoring a national celebration of “Evolution Weekend.” We have used these services to explore the intersection of religion and science. In … Continue reading

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The Origins of Belief

Stuart Lowrie Sunday, May 3, 2009 –  It comes as no surprise that humans can be remarkably resistant to new ideas or beliefs. Sir Winston Churchill put it thusly: “People occasionally stumble across the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.” … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday: Visiting with Jesus

The Rev. Alison Cornish Sunday, April 12, 2009 –  Now, I don’t know if it happened this way or not, but I know this story is true. – A Native American storyteller’s start to a story … “Visiting with Jesus” The Rev. Alison Cornish I had a dream a while … Continue reading

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Why Questions About Darwin Just Won’t Go Away

The Rev. Alison Cornish and John Andrews Feb 22, 2009 –  I was a young man with uninformed ideas. I threw out queries, suggestions, wondering all the time over everything; and to my astonishment the ideas took like life like wildfire. People made a religion of them. – Charles Darwin Alison: Today … Continue reading

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