Do we White Americans have any understanding of  Native American “Blood Memory?” What did Native Americans think of the White Man’s religion? Do Native Americans ever use humor in some of their remarks? Edward Curtis spent most of his life photographing the American Indian.  What Indian chief did he refer to as “one of the […]

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PART 1 of 2: A More Perfect Union, the opening promise of the U.S. constitution, is the aspirational title Rev. Adam Russell Taylor chose for his new book. His premise is that Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of a beloved community is still valid and makes the case for why we shouldn’t give up on it. […]

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Delighting Our Spirits This Summer: Centered In Love  Summer’s slower pace offers opportunities to experience things we often can’t during the rest of the year. We seek out spiritual delight centered in love through which we nurture feelings of belonging, connectedness, and joy. As Unitarian Universalists we are called to extend this love into the […]

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The Wonder of Creation

The Wonder of Creation with Rev. Jim Coakley  As we gaze up in wonder at the dark winter night sky filled with billions of stars, let us lift up the original wonder story of creation. Our creation from mere stardust is the original miracle. Rev. Coakley’s message is inspired from this video: We are Stardust Harvesting […]

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This is the Great Awakening

Tell the Children That This is the Great Awakening with Rev. Jim Coakley The poet Rachel Kann believes we are in a paradigm shift in history.  We are awakening to the truth, for better or for worse, and building a new way of being, loving, and living. Rev. Jim Coakley’s UU roots are grounded in […]

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Goals Versus Intentions

Goals Versus Intentions with Rev. Jim Coakley About the Message: Tis the annual season of hopeful resolve followed quickly by disappointment. Phillip Moffitt, a renowned vipassana (insight) meditation teacher helps us better comprehend the difference between goals and intentions. Ironically, maybe we should be setting New Year’s goals to become more intentional? About the Speaker: […]

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May Your Life Be as a Song

The well-known Unitarian Universalist musician, Jim Scott, blesses us with his song May Your Life Be as a Song. (The refrain is hymn #1056). Let us lift up song as a metaphor for a life well lived. Rev. Jim Coakley’s UU roots are grounded in the remarkable story of the Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Appleton, […]

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