reflections

The View Through Many Lenses – Ann Drummond

July 25, 2021. Reflection John 6:1-21 Given the age group of this community there would be few among us who have not heard many sermons/reflections or bible study discussions on this passage but as the line in an old hymn says “God has yet more light and truth to break forth from God’s word” 1 May…
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NAIDOC Week Reflection 11.7.21 – Steve Martin

Introduction Today marks the end of NAIDOC Week 2021. NAIDOC’s history started in the 1920s as a boycott of Australia day in protest against the status and treatment of indigenous Australians, leading in 1938 to a Day of Mourning, a protest day held annually until 1955 on the Sunday before Australia Day, when it was…
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God is too big to lose anyone – Kathy Hore

It happened on a Sunday morning in my home church, Manor Baptist, in San Antonio, Texas in the mid-eighties. Our minister’s final message before departing for a new pulpit was devoted to sharing truths he believed but had never spoken about for fear of offending.  One of his truths wiped away the memory of all…
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Mid-winter: dormancy, depth and darkness and the Parable of the Mustard Seed by Jan Garood

The changing seasons remind us that we are a part, not the central part, just one part of the organic whole, inter-dependent web of life on earth.  We were created from the same stuff as the earth, the  trees the rivers and oceans.  And like the natural world our bodies and minds experience the changing…
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Trinity Sunday Reflection by Ann Drummond

“In Dickenson’s time and place the Trinity was a hot topic that engendered much debate.  Is Divinity triune or one?  The Unitarian church was born of that debate after all. She alters the patriarchal debate around the Trinity with all-new—and far more ancient—imagery.  In a sort of aikido move, she sidesteps the theological niceties entirely…
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A Glimpse into Centering Prayer  with Sophia’s Spring 24 March 2021

Some of our friends couldn’t come tonight due to a funeral, so I’m sharing three elements which are different each week:  a “teaching moment” based on the writings of Thomas Keating or Joan Chittister;  a prayer of approach , which is a few verses from the Psalms translated by Nan Merrill; and a version of…
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