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Winds of Chance: A Universalist Miracle Story

by Staff
Sunday September 29, 2013 at 9:52 pm

By the Rev. Alice Anacheka-Nasemann

In 1770, the preacher John Murray, considered by many to be the father of Universalism, was a broken man seeking a fresh start. He had been excommunicated from his church for professing Universalist ideas.

His wife and infant son had died, as well as 4 of his siblings. He had spent time in  [ … ]

Finding Paradise- a meditation

Posted in Minister's Corner
by Stephen Shick
Thursday May 3, 2012 at 2:25 am

Finding Paradise

Spirit of my longing heart, awaken in paradise.  Let the morning bell ring out announcing a Sabbath from my metallic anxiety and fear, my loneliness and isolation, and my grief and anger. Gather in me all the remnants of my unrealized- self. Help me humbly share these with my friends and loved ones, my  [ … ]

Jesus Within

Posted in Minister's Corner
by Stephen Shick
Saturday April 7, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Jesus Within

I’ve got him in my head,  not like an idea that captures the imagination, or a thought that passes quickly.

But, like blood carrying life to my brain, flowing unconsciously to consciousness, flowing in me,  running through me down one course, then another, stopping me, saying something that makes me halt, then flow with vitality  [ … ]

A Seasonal Haggadah

Posted in Minister's Corner
by Stephen Shick
at 4:13 pm

A Seasonal Haggadah

How many and wondrous are the favors of your seasons.

Had you brought us out of the hunger of winter and not fed us on the promise of spring, it would have been enough.

Had you fed us on the promise and not given us the Sabbath of summer, it would have been  [ … ]

When Lighting Candles

by Stephen Shick
Monday December 26, 2011 at 10:48 pm

As the world begins to turn again toward the light and the days grow longer it is good to sit quietly and light a candle.  Begin with these words and wait.

To Flame

All that we need is here now.
From the ages of the earth
we have gathered energies
in wood, coal,  [ … ]

Arizona tragedy

Posted in Minister's Corner
by Minister
Monday January 10, 2011 at 7:55 pm





Dear Friends, once again violence has crashed upon us reminding us of the importance of our faith that Love must always be the response to hate.  In worship on Sunday we prayed for the victims, their families and, yes even

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