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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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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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Hurry Up and Slow Down (03-17-19 Sermon)

What would happen if you were to slow down? Not just take a walk in the woods, or sit in a bath for an hour a week – although I wouldn’t begrudge you those luxuries, it can be lifesaving to take those pauses. But what if we slowed down all the time? What if we prioritized relationships over productivity? What if we prioritized sustainability over convenience? What if we prioritized community over individuals? -Rev. Sara Goodman, “Hurry Up and Slow Down” https://whitebearunitarian.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/03-17-19-sermon.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe:

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5-4-3-2-1 (03-10-19 Sermon)

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All In (03-03-19 Sermon)

I remember playing “hide-a-go-seek” as a little kid.  As the sun went down, the person who was “it” would call out , “Oh-lee, oh-lee, in come free!” It varies all across the country:  “Olly, olly, all in free, or oxen free, or outs in free” : meaning all those on the outside can come in now, without penalty. Some linguists say it may have come from a mix of French and German across the sea to Appalachia, “Allez, allez, auch sind frei” or “kommen frei.”  However you say it, the signal is clear: it’s safe to come out now. It’s safe to come in.  Everybody, come on...

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