Posts by Erin

Expect Magic (04-14-19 Sermon)

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So Be It. See to It. (04-07-19 Sermon)

So Be It is a petitionary prayer: may this vision come to pass. May this dream become reality. So Be It is a prayer, like may it be so, or blessed be, but See to It is a charge, a commission, a summons to her own spirit. So may it be – now make it happen. It is a beautiful, powerful, audacious, inspiring spell. It makes me wonder what it would feel like here if at the end of our services when we say May peace dwell within our hearts and understanding in our minds…and love of truth forever guide us, we were to look right at one another and say, So be it. See to it! -Rev. Victoria Safford,...

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April From the Minister

There is something special about transformation. Especially when we aren’t expecting it, change can seem like magic—sometimes, even when you are expecting it. When those first spring flowers start to push their way up through the barely-thawing ground, their hearty stalks giving birth to beautiful blooms—that feels like magic after a long winter. Maybe you planted those bulbs yourself, or they popped up unexpectedly on the roadside. Either way, the mystery and wonder can fill you as you know that spring is on its way at last. On my path to ministry here at White Bear I planted bulbs,...

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So Great a Cloud of Witness (03-24-19 Sermon)

Sometimes I still do what I did when I was very small: close my eyes and try to picture them, my relatives, my people, close my eyes and wait to see if I can see them walking toward me, see if someone’s face or hand or voice will reveal itself to me – and of course they never do. And then I open my eyes, and here we all are, writing our names in the family bible. We’re defining and refining all our lives a worthy answer to the question about who our own people are, the ones to whom we feel grateful and accountable- ancestors, descendants, heroes and teachers, beloveds close...

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Members, staff and friends continue to reflect on what White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church (WBUUC) means to them and why when we are “All In,” we make it a holy place. Video by member Steve Goranson. Watch on YouTube To learn more: www.wbuuc.org/pledge

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