Category Archives for "Our Voices"

A person making a heart shape with their hands at sunset, symbolizing the spiritual connection within the community.

Generosity

Posted Date: 29 October 2020 | Mike Morran

GenerosityOur Whole Souul Living Theme for November is Generosity, a topic both deeply complex (if we think about it too much) and astonishingly simple (if we simply follow the impulse).  Consider the quote, “True generosity is guided by awareness.”  The implication is that if we are truly aware…: of our interdependence, of our inherent connections, […]

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A person making a heart shape with their hands at sunset, symbolizing the spiritual connection within the community.

Generosity

Posted Date: 29 October 2020 | Mike Morran

GenerosityOur Whole Souul Living Theme for November is Generosity, a topic both deeply complex (if we think about it too much) and astonishingly simple (if we simply follow the impulse).  Consider the quote, “True generosity is guided by awareness.”  The implication is that if we are truly aware…: of our interdependence, of our inherent connections, […]

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Colorful autumn leaves hanging on a rope provide a beautiful display for the community.

October 2020 Ploughshare

Posted Date: 01 October 2020 | Rhonda Williamson

Click To Download  PDF October 2020 Ploughshare Posted Date: October 1, 2020 

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Scripture

Posted Date: 01 October 2020 | Mike Morran

ScriptureScripture is our Whole Souul Living Theme for October.  Spiritual traditions like Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and many others look to very specific, historic texts for inspiration, truth, guidance, or comfort.  For our purposes, solidly in the liberal religious tradition, we will more broadly define Scripture as, “Anything we turn to for guidance, truth, […]

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Eating for Good

Posted Date: 10 September 2020 | Rhonda Williamson

FirstAnnounce Eating for Good(thanks to Julie Meyers for the post)-We all know that restaurants are hurting.  Since we all like to eat, there’s a way we can help.  We’ve created a list of minority-owned restaurants with brief reviews by members of our congregation (thanks, Helen Berkman, for the idea!).  Please consider soliciting these restaurants (all […]

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September 2020 Ploughshare

Posted Date: 03 September 2020 | Rhonda Williamson

Click To Download  PDF September 2020 Ploughshare Posted Date: September 1, 2020 

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Freedom

Posted Date: 03 September 2020 | Mike Morran

FreedomOur Whole Souul Living Theme for September is Freedom, a profoundly important idea in liberal religion.Osho wrote; “True freedom is always spiritual. It has something to do with your innermost being, which cannot be chained, handcuffed, or put into a jail.”  Victor Frankl wrote, “Between stimulus and response, there is a space.  In that space lies […]

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August 2020 Ploughshare

Posted Date: 30 July 2020 | Rhonda Williamson

Click To Download  PDF August 2020 Ploughshare Posted Date: August 1, 2020 

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Hospitality

Posted Date: 30 July 2020 | Mike Morran

HospitalityHospitality is an ancient value.  Legend has it the Hebrew prophet Elijah would wander about disguised as a beggar to test whether people would be hospitable or hostile.  On one occasion, a rabbi turned him away, only to learn later that it was Elijah in disguise. The moral in the Hebrew tradition is that you […]

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A pink flamingo floating on a pool brings a sense of UU and justice.

July 2020 Ploughshare

Posted Date: 02 July 2020 | Rhonda Williamson

Click To Download  PDF Ju​ly 2020 Ploughshare Posted Date: Ju​ly 2, 2020 

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