Category Archives: Congregation

Risky Business

As you might know, I turned 67 yesterday and it is hard to get my head around the fact that I am that age.  When I was much younger I figured that 67 would be really old.  It isn’t, and … Continue reading

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“There is no life that is not in community”

The poet and writer T.S. Elliot came from a longline of Unitarians.  The Unitarian Universalist Church in St. Louis is named after T.S. Elliot’s grandfather, Rev. William Greenleaf Eliot, who founded the church and was a Unitarian.  His uncle was … Continue reading

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If I Had a Hammer

The sunsets this time of year are often spectacular, and we love looking out the back of our house, which looks west, to watch the colors spread across the sky. We see them through the sycamore in the back of … Continue reading

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Beloved Conversations: Meditations on Race and Ethnicity

Beloved Conversations Peter Farriday Racial and ethnic diversity is a rich topic in Unitarian Universalism today, both at the national level and among many congregations. At Neighborhood Church, the recent congregational assessment done by consultant Tony Robinson stated that “a … Continue reading

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Beloved Conversations: Meditations on Race and Ethnicity

Beloved Conversations Peter Farriday Racial and ethnic diversity is a rich topic in Unitarian Universalism today, both at the national level and among many congregations. At Neighborhood Church, the recent congregational assessment done by consultant Tony Robinson stated that “a … Continue reading

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Dropping the “G-Bomb”

This morning, our District Executive Ken Brown sent all the ministers in our district an interesting article that appeared in the Huffington Post, about the author’s perception that UUism is moving away from humanism (Click HERE to read). For my … Continue reading

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Chalice Circles: Connecting with our Small Group Ministry

On Fathers’ Day, I preached about the gift we give to ourselves and others when we show up at church.  I wish everyone showed up at church as regularly as some of you do.  The faces of our “regulars” are … Continue reading

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