Monthly Archives: October 2013

We Are All Jocks

Brandy Lovely and I had a running argument about whether golf or baseball was the better metaphor for life.   Brandy was the senior minister two before me, and the one responsible for the church being what it is today.  The … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Church on the Cutting Edge

This Sunday afternoon, October 27, we are partnering with a fledgling non-profit called Friends of Adelanto, to make an educational presentation about the human rights violations that immigrant detainees are subject to in our country.  This is a cutting edge issue … Continue reading

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Healing the Whole

As part of my ministerial education this semester, I’m doing a chaplaincy internship at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center.  Part of the experience is learning clinical skills intended to increase one’s ability to effectively minister to ill people and their … Continue reading

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The Bear Comes Over the Mountain

I have been an Alice Munro fan for a long time and it was just so gratifying to hear the news of her winning the Nobel Prize for literature this year.  The short odds were with Haruki Murakami, author of … Continue reading

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What Would Make You More Nervous?

by Ed Kimble, NUUC Friend  What would make you more nervous: being quiet for five hours or writing a prayer to “God?” How about reading your prayer aloud to a casual acquaintance, revealing your sensitive underbelly to someone you’ve only … Continue reading

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Our Vision of Social Justice

Neighborhood UU Church serves many functions for its members and friends. For some, it is a weekly spiritual touchstone and social connection. For others, the great Religious Education program provides a structure for their children’s moral development. And for still … Continue reading

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Spiritual Practices

This past weekend, 26 of us gathered at La Casa de Maria Retreat Center in Montecito to explore spiritual practices.  Meditation, movement, collage making, prayer, journaling, and silence filled our time, as well as time together in a beautiful setting. … Continue reading

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