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Post date: 02/16/2004 - 5:00pm
"Reverencing Our Home" After Guy LaMothe's sermon on the Louisiana Wetlands in January, I began to hear murmurings from folks about the desirability of an Ecology based Study and Action group. And why not? Since 1984 the seventh U.U.A. Principle has affirmed and promoted, "Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part."
Post date: 02/09/2004 - 5:00pm
ON SERENDIPITY I read the new book found on the book table on European Unitarians by Charles Howe For Faith and Freedom as I prepared my sermon on Transylvania. Some of what I will talk about is the history of the "movement" in Europe, but most of it is about a rather typical, small, Unitarian town, resting beside a mountain stream in a valley, in the Carpathians, a town called Arcos that we in Vista have had a relationship with for a dozen years. I'll also speak about how those Transylvanians express their faith today.
Post date: 02/02/2004 - 5:00pm
Alice Walker is a prolific writer. In honor of Black History month, maybe, a few more of her thoughts and insights are in order. Caption by Alice Walker under a photo she took of the church she attended as a child: "The church of my childhood, where I first, before birth, encountered my beloved community. (I heard singing!) The simplicity and sweetness of this structure, and the warmth of human relationships fashioned within its walls and yard, have influenced every aspect of my life."
Post date: 01/31/2004 - 5:00pm
So, you came to the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge a few Sundays or more. Sooner or later, something in you said I want to be part of this vital group of people. Perhaps, it was a combination of many factors answering your intellectual or spiritual yearnings which induced you to sign a membership card. But, what does it mean to become a UU?
Post date: 01/26/2004 - 5:00pm
So, you came to the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge a few Sundays or more. Sooner or later, something in you said I want to be part of this vital group of people. Perhaps, it was a combination of many factors answering your intellectual or spiritual yearnings which induced you to sign a membership card. But, what does it mean to become a UU?
Post date: 01/24/2004 - 5:00pm
I can remember the first General Assembly I went to in Brunswick, Maine. Everybody knew everybody. Folks threw their arms around each other, meeting the first time since last year or, you never could tell, since last week. Being new to the whole scene, I felt a bit of an outsider. I rarely feel like an outsider around UUs any more. After over 20 years of being here and there for different meetings and gatherings, I always meet someone I knew back when or who knows, someone who knows me from somewhere. Being part of a smallish but mighty religious movement is fun (if not risky).
Post date: 01/19/2004 - 5:00pm
I can remember the first General Assembly I went to in Brunswick, Maine. Everybody knew everybody. Folks threw their arms around each other, meeting the first time since last year or, you never could tell, since last week. Being new to the whole scene, I felt a bit of an outsider. I rarely feel like an outsider around UUs any more. After over 20 years of being here and there for different meetings and gatherings, I always meet someone I knew back when or who knows, someone who knows me from somewhere. Being part of a smallish but mighty religious movement is fun (if not risky).
Post date: 12/08/2003 - 5:00pm
As you know, our Sabbatical Ministers are in town. It was gracious of them to arrive early in Baton Rouge and in our congregation. As they are getting acquainted with the layout of Baton Rouge, they are also meeting members of the congregation, church leaders and staff. The Reverends Carol Hilton and Dwight Smith will be participating with me in our festive services on Sunday, December 14. Please say hello to them and continue to extend your UU hospitality.
Post date: 12/01/2003 - 5:00pm
The Ten Points on Taking it Easy for the Holidays ~from 11/30 sermon~ "1) The Eastern Orthodox church resisted the Roman church on naming 12/25 the birth of Jesus and we can too. 2) Establish some simple rules about gift giving. 3) Add and look for humor. Harvey Fierstein became Mrs.
Post date: 11/23/2003 - 5:00pm
Do we celebrate Christmas here? The General Court of Massachusetts in the 17th century passed a law that stated: ". . .

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