Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tails and tracks

Tails and tracks

A Question to Ponder with your family and friends:

What stories (tails) are close to your heart that have your pets in it, or your friends pets?
Why are they close to your heart?

Come with your pets and tails to share this Sunday!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

UU (Unitarian Universalists) and our Animal Friends!

From UU World: "I realized both my animals and my church community have spiritually fed me throughout my life" 
Kimberly French -A UU World contributing editor, Kimberly French is a journalist and essayist whose work has appeared in Tikkun, Utne Reader, Salon, and other magazines. She is the author of the book Perkins School for the Blind. She is a member of the First Unitarian Universalist Society in Middleborough, Massachusetts.

Krowka, Laura's Cat "working" at Cambridge Homes on Monday nights

29 Examples Of Animals Helping Their Interspecies Friends

Questions to Ponder with your family and friends:
  • How does it feel to have an animal as a friend? How does this feel?
  • What is different about an animal friend then a human friend?
  • How are you living our UU faith by caring for all being?

"We acknowledge and affirm the kinship and interdepend­ence of all beings, and adopt an ethic of inter­spe­cies com­passion as an integral com­po­nent of liberal religion." 
- Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry

Friday, September 13, 2013

Peace blowing in the wind

Peace Through All People

What happens when compassion and peace share a meal together?
Where is your compassion for those that have a different faith then you? 
How does that make you feel? What do you talk about?

Do you think prayer can help make the world a more peaceful place?

Prayer…is the little button by which the love of God may be diverted from the powerhouse of God’s spirit and carried into every remotest corner of the human heart.
John Haynes Holmes (Unitarian, pacifist, reformer, clergy) A Summons Unto Men ed. Carl Hermann Voss (1970) p.92

Friday, September 6, 2013

Shalom (Peace) Water

Unitarian Universalist (UU) Congregation all over the WORLD,
are bringing little containers of water with them 
to their UU Sanctuaries around this time of year.

In this time of In-Gathering, 
as the Summer comes to an end, 
and the newness of Fall is beginning to arrive.

Grounding us together in 
Peace, Shalom.

Spiritual activities and questions to ponder with your Family and Friends:
  • Draw your water and its environment! (Bring it Sunday to show people)
  • Where is your water from?
  • What is the Story that goes with your water?
  • Create a song about your Water!
  • If you were to create a Chalice lighting about your water, what would it be?
  • Take a quiet moment and all meditate on the water.
Have a Listen... 

emma's revolution: Swimming To The Other Side