Monthly Archives: December 2012

Prayer for the New Year

Prayer for the New Year 1.1.13 Dear Gods and Goddesses, Of many names and no name, Spirit of Life, Grant us, we pray, open minds And open hearts in this New Year. Not just in our own lives, Each of … Continue reading

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A Matter of Focus

It is traditional to look back at the year, at the end of the year, and we are at the end of the year, so perhaps we should look back.  But why do that?  The past is, after all, past, … Continue reading

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The Gates of Hope

Rev. Dr. Jim Nelson Here is what I know.  Violence is less likely when people come together to hear each other’s stories, when they do not judge each other, when they do not come together thinking they are more right … Continue reading

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And How Are The Children

Among the most accomplished and fabled tribes of Africa, no tribe was considered to have warriors more fearsome or more intelligent than the mighty Masai. It is perhaps surprising, then, to learn the traditional greeting that passed between Masai warriors:”Kasserian … Continue reading

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A Mind of Winter

Rev. Dr. Jim Nelson “One must have a mind of winter” writes Wallace Stevens in his poem “The Snow Man.”  The days are much shorter now as we approach the Solstice, and this has often been a time for reflection, … Continue reading

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A Decision for Freedom and Equality

Rev. Dr. Jim Nelson, Senior Minister The US Supreme Court has announced that it will hear two cases about marriage equality, both the Prop 8 case from here in California, and challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  Decisions … Continue reading

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Never, Ever..EVER

By Michael Alvarado, NUUC member & Jr. High Winter Camp Co-Dean 2008-2012 When I was in the eighth grade, I hitched a ride most Sundays with my neighbors to get to church.  It was there that I heard a sermon … Continue reading

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