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April 2013 Blog Posts (9)

The Fullness of Humanity*

If there is one reality that has been affirmed on my budding ministerial journey, it is that people are messy. And I do not just mean in the physical, dirty-dishes-in-the-sink, underwear-left-on-the-bathroom-floor sense. I am talking about the emotional, psychological, and spiritual messiness that makes us the relationally complicated beings that we are. I am talking about the parts of our selves that behave in ways that are not always purely driven by love, that aspect of our nature that is…


Added by Ranwa Hammamy on April 17, 2013 at 3:34pm — No Comments

We Know This, A Pastoral Message


Added by Michael McKee on April 16, 2013 at 10:59am — No Comments

Having Your Voice to the End of Your Life

I'm offering the upcoming course Having Your Voice to the End of Your Life at the Unitarian Society of Germantown starting in May. The following and many other questions will be addressed at a Seminar/workshop offered at the Unitarian Society of Germantown on May 12th (12:30-2:30), May 19th (1:00-5:00) and June 9, 12:30-2:30).  To register, go to…


Added by Mark B. Peterson on April 11, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Student Minister Gives Invocation for City Council

Hi all!

This morning, I was honored to deliver the invocation to open the Philadelphia City Council session, at the invitation of At-Large Councilman Bill Green and his staff.  The text of the short reflection and prayer I offered is below.  It has been such a gift this year to serve as your Student Minister and feel the support of this congregation - I hope I represented you well!…


Added by Lee Paczulla on April 4, 2013 at 4:29pm — 1 Comment

Food Justice Book Group: April Book Selection

What’s the group about?

The Social Justice Ministry Team has formed a Food Justice Book Group.  Church members and friends are invited to read the book group selections and share their opinions about the book at a discussion table to be held at a potluck lunch and/or online through a book group that has been created on the Good Reads website.


When is the next meeting?

The next meeting will be held on Sunday, April 21st at 12:30 in Griffin…


Added by Julie Orts on April 4, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

First U Rated Top Concert Venue

This just in:

The Philadelphia Inquirer and has featured the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia as one of their favorite spots to see local music in…


Added by Matt Miceli on April 4, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Open Invitation: Get Informed!

I would like to extend an invitation to any interested congregants to attend any of our upcoming meetings listed here.
  • April 7th  -  12:30 PM   -  Info Session: Executive Director/Minister Roles Proposal
  • April 14th - 12:30 PM   -  Info Session: Crafting Our Budget
  • April 17th -  6:30 PM    -  Board Meeting
  • April 24th - 6:30 PM     -  Board Meeting: Budget
  • April 28th - 12:30…

Added by Daniel Widyono on April 3, 2013 at 11:41am — No Comments

Love is Immigration Reform

Dear First Unitarian Members & Friends,

The efforts for just and humane immigration reform have been gaining steady momentum, and success, in recent months. From the introduction of the Pennsylvania DREAM Act last month, to the growing support for reform across party lines, it is time for us to show our support for just changes to our immigration policies. It is time for us…


Added by Ranwa Hammamy on April 3, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

The Heart Center: Unconditional Acceptance

There is an inherent goodness at the heart of everything, but at times we find it difficult to see the good in situations or people that aren’t to our liking. However, what’s really needed is the courage to look deeply into all things occurring in our lives. In our active, goal-oriented culture, we tend to engage in busy work on the surface of life, while mistrusting stillness. This tendency to avoid stillness blinds us to the good that lies at the heart of all things. However, if we stop…


Added by Rev. Addae Ama Kraba on April 1, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

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