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Patriotism as a spiritual practice?

Rev. Dr. Duncan Newcomer Sermon on Patriotism for Unitarian service, 11/1 In Castine and 11/15 in Belfast. America is a big adolescent boy. Glory, like war, is a boy’s thing and America has had one hundred years of glory with

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Transcendentalism, a Unitarian Universalist Spiritual Approach

Sermon by the Rev. Charles J. Stephens August 16, 2015 OPENING WORDS: “The theory of books is noble. The scholar of the first age received into him the world around: brooded thereon; gave it the new arrangement of his own

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Transgender 101 – Understanding and Appreciating Others

Sermon by the Rev. Charles J. Stephens FIRST READING:        “As I Grew Older” by Langston Hughes It was a long time ago. I have almost forgotten my dream. But it was there then, In front of me, Bright like a

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I Think Continually of Those . . .

Sermon by the Rev. Charles J. Stephens May 24, 2015 In writing about life and death and being here for “The Time Being,” Annie Dillard wrote, “Ours is a planet sown in beings. Our generations overlap like shingles. We don’t

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How Children See Their Parents

Sermon by the Reverend Charles J. Stephens Mother’s Day May 10, 2015 When I was in my twenties and thirties, starting out as a father, no one ever told me that parenting would be easy. Still, never in my wildest

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New Beginnings

Sermon by the Rev. Charles J. Stephens May 3, 2015 Opening Words: “For a New Beginning” by John O’Donohue. In out-of-the-way places of the heart, Where your thoughts never think to wander, This beginning has been quietly forming, Waiting until you

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Earth Day: The Stakes Are Too High To Go On With Business As Usual

Rev. Charles J. Stephens April 26, 2015 Responsive Reading In celebrating life, we must celebrate the earth. This essential element provides the foundation from which all things grow. It provides the bedrock for our very being. We equate it with

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The Resurrection Stories as Myths of Meaningfulness

Easter Sunday The Reverend Charles J. Stephens April 5, 2015 Opening Words: by retired UU minister Dick Gilbert, A tomb is no place to stay, Be it a cave in the Judean hills Or the dark cave of the spirit.

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Compassion

Sermon by Reverend Charles Stephens August 10, 2014   Opening Words: Meaning of Compassion gathered by Nina Todor The English noun, compassion, means to suffer together-with, it is derived from Latin. The prefix “com” equates to “with.” “Passion” is from

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The Common

Opening words by Marta Flannagan In this time we turn our thoughts to how we can: Touch and be touched, Love and be loved, Forgive and be forgiven, Heal and be healed, So that the goodness of our lives is

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