Posts by Erin

The Safety Net (04-08-18 Sermon)

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Time to Wake Up! (04-01-18 Sermon)

“We forget to keep the promises we started with, to be simply grateful and amazed, to stay enchanted, stay awake. When we’re awake we notice things – beauty all around, and brokenness, all around. When we’re wide awake, not drifting in complacency or apathy or cynicism or denial – when we’re wide awake and brave enough to notice things, we can keep our vows.” -Rev. Victoria Safford, “Time to Wake Up!” Download 04-01-18-sermon pdf http://whitebearunitarian.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/04-01-18-audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes |

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PROMISES: The Practice of creating the world

Random or Divine?  by Don Lifto Fifteen billion years. Big Bang regurgitation. Random or divine? The meditative song, “Where Do We Come From?” is based on an oil painting by French artist, Paul Gauguin.  It chants three fundamental questions about the universe:  Where do we come from?  What are we?  Where are we going?  These three questions are framed in the reproduction of Gauguin’s painting below.  The artist encourages us to interpret the painting from right to left.  The three women and child on the right of the painting symbolize the beginning of life.  The middle...

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April – From the Minister

Our theme this month is Promise: the practice of creating the world. A promise is a kind of pact, a vow, a spoken symbol of intention—a giving of your word. We live in cynical and jaded times, when vows spoken and heard are easily retracted, pledges (on the campaign trail especially) are easily denied, and promises carelessly dismissed. The world we inhabit really is created and defined by promises honored and broken, silent and spoken. A promise is an act of faith, for everyone involved. Long ago, and in congregations still, a promise was a covenant. A covenant is not a contract. It is not...

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Center and Open (03-25-18 Sermon)

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