Posts by Erin

In Kind Giving

SPECIAL HOLIDAY COLLECTIONS We are partnering this year with strong community neighbors to shape our gratitude in this season into generous and tangible gifts. Here are several ways you and your household can take part: NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26 Join in the annual gift program for children of low income students at Century College. The student parents will complete a brief form describing a holiday gift their child would like and then WBUUC members, as well as faculty and staff at Century, will match up with the forms and purchase the gifts. This program makes a big difference for low income...

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Down by the Riverside (11-12-17 Sermon)

It seems so obvious what we ought to do, and most of the time we’re trying, even as we quietly know, in the back of our minds, the back of our souls, that our comfortable and peaceful lives are made possible in part, in countless invisible ways, by works of war, inflicted in our name upon the earth and on people none of us will ever meet. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, as one prophet reminded us not so long ago, tied in a single garment of destiny. - Rev. Victoria Safford, “Down by the Riverside” Download 11-12-17-sermon...

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Tension on a Tightrope (11-05-17 Sermon)

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BALANCE: The Practice of grace

Grace by Don Lifto To save or be saved? Healing balm, salvation’s grace (It’s not about me!)   The Haiku above contains two emotive and spiritual words –generally understood, but uttered infrequently in every-day conversation:  grace and balm.  In referencing the Merriam-Online Dictionary, it is interesting that it is the second meanings for both words, not the primary definitions, which speak to us from the seventeen beats of the Haiku.  The technical definition of balm is an oily, pleasant smelling substance from specific tropical trees used to heal or protect the skin. ...

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Abide With Me (10-29-17 Sermon)

Grief abides when we lose someone we love, and kindness also, when we’re fortunate – and so does something else. When I asked this month what happens to our loved ones when they die, asked you to write to me, tell me your belief, your thoughts, your experience of this, again and again it was clear that something else abides, takes up residence among us and within us, companioning our days. - Rev. Victoria Safford, “Abide With Me” Download 10-29-17-sermon pdf   http://whitebearunitarian.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/10-29-17-audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Downl

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