Belonging

Have you ever been in that situation at work or at school or really, anywhere, when you see a circle of people and wonder if…
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Expectation

The word expectation makes me nervous. It can be so happy and full, hopeful and bright. Or it can be the total opposite when the…
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Contemplation

“Don’t just do something—sit there!” Because sometimes the path to move forward is not in the doing, but in the contemplation which allows for new…
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Exploration

The month of July invites us into the theme of exploration.  The deep relationship between a pastor and her people is a sacred bond that…
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Beauty

Making something beautiful, seeing or listening to something beautiful, and certainly the creation of something beautiful, are all acts of resistance against any system that…
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Thoughts on Wholeness

The theme for the month of April is Wholeness. Back when I was in seminary, the Unitarian Universalist Association was doing a lot of work…
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Mystery

December’s theme is mystery and I cannot think of a better one. In the festivals of light the common theme is mystery; oil supply for…
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“Memory”

While there are big events in a person’s life, mostly life is made of many small moments.  Our memories are like that too. We recall…
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Sanctuary

At the General Assembly in New Orleans all the ministers sang a song together and it has stuck with me. At the onset of many…
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Vision

Have you ever looked through a kaleidoscope? Or through binoculars? Or at discs in an old-fashioned ViewMaster? All of these items trick our vision with…
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Color

August’s theme is Color. Often people differentiate between color or black and white. Well, black and white are colors, too. Sometimes when something is simply…
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Rev. Amy DeBeck

Stretching

When we stretch it sends oxygen to our brain and stimulates our circulation. Physical stretching is important but so is mental and spiritual, for clarity…
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“Blessing”

One way to feel more connected to your faith community is to participate in the national meeting that is called General Assembly. UUFE gets to…
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Balance

This newsletter piece is difficult, because I have not been experiencing balance lately. Maybe you feel that way too. I am looking forward to March’s…
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Courage Friends

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.” US President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, spoke…
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