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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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Filling in Holes (02-24-19 Sermon)

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The Defiant Birds and Grasses (02-17-19 Sermon)

All over this globe right now people are swarming. We move in swarms, in herds, in flocks, like locusts and antelopes and wooly mammoths, always moving toward water, always seeking food, always migrating toward safety for our young, and in our case, the case of our specific species, toward love and home, compassion.  This is very old, this longing for welcome and home, almost as old as the longing for life that we share with all the other animals,and plants.  I was a stranger and you welcomed me, says one ancient holy text. This is our shared experience as human animals.  My father was...

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