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Worship

I’m working with three members of my church to plan a worship service on the meaning of worship. We intend to explore what draws Unitarian Universalists to church for a communal hourĀ on Sunday mornings. When I was 8 or 9, my mother started taking me to church. Initially we attended a Methodist church, largely because […]

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Be Spiritual — Episode 21

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This episode I visit with my own minister, the Rev. Steve Edington of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua, New Hampshire. As a youth in West Virginia, Steve decided to become a minister just like the one at the Baptist church his family attended. That began his journey through the ministry, first from conservative to […]

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Be Spiritual – Episode 20

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It’s a privilege to bring you this reflective and enlightening conversation with Rev. Dr. Marilyn Sewell, Minister Emerita of the First Unitarian Church of Portland, Oregon. Last fall I heard and was fascinated by Marilyn’s dialog with Christopher Hitchens, the well-known atheist, that was sponsored, posted, and published by the Portland Monthly magazine. What first […]

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Be Spiritual – Episode 18

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It’s a privilege to have the Rev. Bruce Taylor as my guest. Bruce is a newly minted UU minister, ordained last November (2009). And just a few weeks ago, he was called by the congregation of First Parish Church in Billerica, Massachusetts, to be their minister. Bruce’s journey is a story of personal transformation. The […]

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Be Spiritual – Episode 17

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Fred Shirley’s spiritual journey is captivating. For a young man, Christianity provided much-needed answers following a very difficult childhood. His new-found faith led him to the Baptist and Congregational churches, where he and his wife raised their family. Discovering the UU church, Fred found the freedom to face and explore the religious questions that had […]

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