UUA’s Green Sanctuary Program is Evolving
Green Sanctuary (GS) is making a number of changes including:
• Information gathering to increase UU capacity to do environmental work in the world. Fill out the UU Ministry for Earth Survey.
• Green Sanctuary staffing has gone from full to ¼ time program coordination with the Rev. Karen Brammer,…
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Standing on the Side of Love invites all to participate in its Thirty Days of Love campaign!
In 2010, Standing on the Side of Love sought to turn Valentine’s Day into a social justice holiday, to lift up the power of love, compassion, inclusion, and respect. Their vision has since evolved into the National Standing on the…Continue
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Following the horrific events in Newtown, Connecticut, Union reserved one of the chapels for use by members of the campus community who wanted a space for silent prayer and reflection. Sitting next to one of my classmates and holding each other as we sobbed at the unimaginable tragedy that was unfolding, I found myself lose all sense of hope. How are we supposed to believe in the inherent good of all people when events like these occur? Innocent lives are lost every day to the senselessness…Continue
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This morning I had the pleasure of serving for the first time as "Communications Associate" - a.k.a. doing the Announcements during the Sunday service. This year, in order for the congregation (especially newer members and visitors) to connect faces with names of the lay leadership, we are rotating this role among the Board, MLT, and team leaders.
The fine line between too much information and too little information has always been a delicate balance. The good news is that First UU…Continue
Want to keep up with all of the holiday fun with your friends at First U? Be sure to check out this month's edition of The Beacon!
The December issue contains all kinds of seasonal info, as well as:
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Mark DeCourval was born in Flint, Michigan on June 8, 1941. It was here that he spent his formative years, and later on as a family man raising a son and three daughters. He arrived in Philadelphia while serving in the Navy. After being honorably discharged Mark spent fifty years working in Philadelphia and surrounding communities, most notably as vice president in…Continue
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Can Unitarian Universalists evangelize? Some people may wince at the idea, thinking evangelizing goes against our pluralistic principles. Evangelism is often associated with visions of street preachers, door pamphlets, and television personalities that tell us how we can be saved. Well, we are part “universalist” and our predecessors thought that all would be granted salvation, right? So is there such a thing as “UU evangelism”? Curious about others’ thoughts, I posed this question to the…Continue
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I am extremely grateful for the joy that the choir brings to our community. I was moved to tears yesterday at their fall Music Sunday concert where they performed Carmina Burana. This emotion was evoked partly by the beauty of the piece, partly by the pride in their accomplishments, and partly knowing that I have the opportunity just to be with them. I am thankful for them sharing their time: being there for and with each…Continue
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If you are driving in to Church on Sunday, plan your trip and parking ahead. The Philadelphia Marathon takes place that morning! The runners will be running by the Church between miles 6 and 7, which by my estimation translates to between 7:30am and 9am. However, your route into West Center City may be blocked.
Road closures: http://www.philadelphiamarathon.com/hotel-travel/travel-tips
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Calling all Young Adults!
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Dear First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia,
As you know, Hurricane Sandy has caused wide spread devastation along the Mid Atlantic coast in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and as far as eastern Ohio this past week. Many people are still without basic necessities such as warm clothes, blankets, shoes, food (perishables and non-perishables), cleaning supplies, batteries/flashlights and lanterns, demolition tools (pry bars, sledge hammers, garbage bags), etc. Several of our…Continue
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Interweave is sending out the Nov. issue of Interweave Connect early for the UU congregations that are in Maine, Washington, Maryland and Minnesota before they vote on Nov. 6th. UUs have done great work in each of those states for marriage equality. …
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Don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour this Sunday morning! You will have one extra hour of sleep before service begins with our guest minister Rev. Dan Schatz.
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