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SIMI UCC, are you listening? (God is still, typing)

LinK event sets foundation for UCC web-based congregation, Extravagance UCC

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We cannot protect love from death. But by giving away our hearts, we can protect our lives from the death of love

Forrest Church (Unitarian Universalist, clergy, author) Love & Death: My Journey Through The Valley of The Shadow (via uuquotes)

The death of love may know resurrection, but rarely in the same bodies.

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Michael Dowd will speak at our 10:00 a.m. Service on March 16th, 2014

 

“The Future Is Calling Us to Greatness”

Michael Dowd, author of Thank God for Evolution

 

March 16, 2014 7:00 p.m. to 8:30.p.m.

 

United Church of Christ

370 Royal Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065

@ucc_simi

 

Open to the Public ~free-will donation

 

We each have experienced times of trouble that threaten to overwhelm our individual lives. In such times, a vision of possibility is essential. The same holds for the punctuations in history when whole societies face troubles of an immense and uncharted variety. Truly, we here and now have arrived at such a time. Humans, unwittingly, have become a planetary force. We are changing, irreversibly, the very climate of our world. Henceforth, any actions we take as individuals and societies will be done in the new light of climate change.  What vision will carry us forward through such times and inspire us to work together? How shall we frame the need to shed our business-as-usual outlook on life and take on a new vision of possibility that can unite us as a species in joyful self-sacrifice and service? What vision will charge us with a sense of heroic purpose that the future is, indeed, calling us to greatness?

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it has been said from everything i’ve read,

from all the sitting i’ve done,

all the teachers i’ve listened to,

all the various forms of suffering i’ve encountered personally and while working with others,

and all the retreats i’ve been on,

that it all boils down to two essential qualities of demonstration, offering
and expression:
Kindness and Compassion……
everything else you made up.

~ny

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Roughly 80 years before the fictional lords and ladies of Downton Abbey begin to realize it, Tocqueville understood that the world of aristocratic privileges was slipping away and would soon be reduced to ruins. That is what inspired his religious terror.

The same terror grips opponents of gay marriage today, as the Christian principle of equality overturns and transforms the Christian tradition’s historic understanding of what a marital partnership is and can be. In this sense, at least, opposition to gay marriage parallels an earlier generation’s opposition to interracial marriage. In both cases, the opponents of change are attempting to stand against the march of equality.”

Ya say ya wanna n’evolution?