We are sharing the gifts we offer to and receive from the world this holiday season.
You can participate, too. It’s fun for the whole family! Read more
We are gearing up for the new church year at the Church of the Larger Fellowship. And with that, we are looking at ways to enhance your experience of weekly worship. Starting on August 27, 2017, we will be moving away from Livestream for the weekly worship service and using YouTube Live instead. Watch Rev. Meg share her perspective on this shift here. Read more
At 2:00am on November 9, as I held my newborn and I watched a new American reality slowly take shape, it felt like the only person in the country that was sharing my sense of dread and panic was Van Jones on CNN. He asked the question that was playing on repeat in my head: “How do I explain this to my kids?” Read more
A lot of times, prayer can seem like something that is done with words and thoughts rather than action. For people who like to use their hands or bodies, it can sometimes be hard to connect to the idea of prayer, and this is doubly true when we are praying with or as children. But around the world, in many cultures and faith, there are prayers that are made with our bodies, with movement or by creating something with our hands. Read more
Earlier this month, I gathered with Unitarian Universalist leaders of congregations across my state for a cluster meeting to lead a workshop on digital ministry. It was exciting to work with these brick-and-mortar church leaders on using technology and online platforms such as Facebook to build an online community. Being a learning fellow at the CLF, this is something I had a lot of experience doing! Read more
*No, this post will not be commenting on the various childishness that we’ve all seen from candidates and their supporters throughout this 2016 election cycle. We’re talking about actual, chronologically-delineated children, most of whom already have an opinion about this election, no matter how little cable news they are allowed to watch. Trust me on this.
Every election season, many of us find our lives inundated with the campaign cycle and its persistent negativity and demagoguery. As Unitarians Universalists, we often struggle with how to respond to the polarization that we see in the news, on social media, in our communities and often our own families and neighborhoods. The democratic process, religious freedom, the shared inherent dignity of all, and the search for truth and meaning, as well as many other values, shape not only our views, but how we choose to live in the world and how we treat others. Read more
I was there on Wednesday, at the Black Lives Matter protests at the Mall of America, at the airport, and on the light rail.
I was there on Wednesday with my 12 and 7-year-old daughters.
I was there because we were there a year ago—our first visit to the mall with 3,000 of our closest friends. As my older daughter pointed out when I was wavering on my decision to go, “It’s our holiday tradition, Dad! On Thanksgiving we protest Walmart. At Christmas, we go to the mall with Black Lives Matter!”
The other day, I was in a group of seminarians when someone asked us, “Where do you find hope in dark times?” There seems to be so much going wrong in the world that even professional purveyors of hope such as those called to ministry often can lose heart. Read more
It’s been two weeks since Jamar Clark, an unarmed black man, was shot in the head by the Minneapolis police. Multiple witnesses say he was handcuffed at the time of the shooting. When I first heard of this shooting, it was in a tweet from a prominent civil rights lawyer in Minneapolis, Jason Sole: “This might be the bullet that turns Minneapolis into Ferguson.”
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