Beloved Community Gets Real

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Our religious orientation starts with a sense of something more. We belong to much more than ourselves. We inter-are. UUFH is part of the living faith tradition of Unitarian Universalism; “streams that meet and merge.” General Assembly begins in ten days in New Orleans. Our Association is embracing big issues and opportunities. Beloved community gets […]

Thanks Be To Good

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On this Sunday, we will practice appreciation. Graduation recognizes successful completion of requirements. Appreciation recognizes the good that is in us and around us, and then says thank you. We will celebrate members of the congregation and recognize the Faith Development Program as their year concludes. Join us for fun and festivities as we appreciate […]

For Pete’s Sake: The Life and Songs of Pete Seeger

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The late Pete Seeger was the dean of American folksingers and a great American story of artistic courage. He was also a longtime Unitarian. Steve tells stories of Seeger’s career, his personal encounters with Seeger and, of course, plays his glorious songs. “If I Had a Hammer,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” and “Waist […]

Feeding Our Neighbors and Our Souls

Over half of the children in Henderson County schools qualify for free and reduced lunch. Over half have food insecurity. In our community of relative wealth and ease, those statistics should be deeply troubling. This month’s Soul Matters guide asks “What It Means to be a Community of Embodiment.” Join Jim and Judy to explore […]

The Mothers

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We “matriculate” into what becomes our “Alma mater,” and that is a “matter” of fact. What is common to all the “m” words in this sentence is that they derive from the Latin mater (mother). We will explore a different kind of Mother on this Mother’s Day. Not particular mothers, but the Universal Great Mothers who are symbolic […]

Real Climate Change, Real Hope

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Each of us wants and needs to live with hope that touches and inspires our hearts. Rev. John Dorhauer, president of the United Church of Christ, said in his presentation to UU ministers that liberal religion’s current articulation of hope fails to take into account climate change, and if we can’t articulate that, we should […]

The Space for Grace: Dorothea Lynde Dix

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Imagine going to teach an adult class and finding women and girls with mental illnesses and developmental delays chained, shackled, without food and water. Two centuries ago, Unitarian Dorothea Dix faced this situation.  With Dr. Helen Bishop, we’ll explore Dix’s life to shine a light on how she found space for grace for her personal concern.  […]

Working New Ground

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Reflections by a heart transplant recipient on notions of change, spirituality, and faith-ing that truly signify. The Reverend Doak M. Mansfield, D. Min., is a native of Fayetteville, Tennessee. Ordained in 1976, and earned full fellowship with the UUA as a parish minister in 1980. He has served as a US Army Reserve Chaplain and well as Hospice and […]

A Single Glorious Thing!

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Let’s celebrate Easter Sunday! The title comes from a quote by Barbara Kingsolver: “In my own worst seasons, I’ve come back from the colorless world of despair by forcing myself to look hard, for a long time, at a single glorious thing: a flame of red geranium outside my bedroom window. And then another: my […]

Risk and Resilience

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Three messengers from our history and traditions speak to us today and help form our religious orientation: William Ellery Channing, who held up “an exalted view of human love and possibility”; Theodore Parker who said there is “a moral arc of the universe” that we can bend toward justice; and Susan B. Anthony, who modeled […]