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“Always With Us” Litany

Those who cared for, nurtured and protected us
All: They are always with us

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The Apocalypse of the Teacher (The Book of the Great Divide)

(J.H. Marten is the pseudonym of a writer and educator based in the United States. Marten can be reached at jhmarten@outlook.com.)

“I didn’t say I created all that there is, and I didn’t say I was anything. That is what you say about me,” the voice said. “I am mystery and I am absence. There is no power to create in mystery and absence. There is power only in understanding the boundaries between knowledge and mystery, between presence and absence.”

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The Time for Healing

The time for healing is now…

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A Credo for Progressive Christians

We worship and adore God,
source, essence, and aim of all things,
spirit that enlivens all beings.

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“We commit ourselves to lives of compassion”

Group reading…a commitment to live as compassionate beings.

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How to Catch a Raccoon

Do you know how to catch a raccoon? I mean good old backwoods ingenuity, no guns, no weapons of mass destruction. Well, I didn’t know either, until some years ago…

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Vanishing Jesus and the Mystical Coming of Christ: A Lectionary Reflection on Mark 1:29-39

When people most seek him, Jesus runs away.
When people finally get an inkling, a glimpse of who he is, Jesus disappears.
When people at last realize that there is something different about this teacher and healer, Jesus vanishes, eager almost in his need to be absent and alone.

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Deuteronomy 29:5 on Aging

Old age isn’t a one way street.
You can change from hiking briskly in the mountains
To walking slowly in the valley,
Looking at birds, flowers and trees.

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Pentecost: Celebrating the Gifts of the Spirit

found at SpiritualityandPractice.com

Begin your meal by holding hands and saying to the person on your right: “You are the temple of God and the Holy Spirit dwells within you.”

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Religions are like languages…

“…In the end, however, the deepest language of the soul is silence.”

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Silence

“Today it is hard to find silence, We are bombarded by noise from all sides, And when we actually might be able to find silence, We destroy it by turning on some noise…”

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“The Golden Rule”

“The Golden Rule” from many different religious traditions

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Better Than Believing: Christianity for Skeptics, Agnostics, and Atheists

The growth of a progressive Christian congregation may not lie in its ability to make believers out of skeptics or to talk conventional Christians into switching their loyalties.  Rather, the increase in membership is most likely to be the result of evangelism, that is, letting secular discover what others have found of value in the life of the church. 

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Advent Candle Lighting Readings

Readings to celebrate hope, joy, peace, love, celebration.

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WSCF Universal Day of Prayer

First celebrated in 1898, the Universal Day of Prayer for Students is observed on the third Sunday of February; in 2010 it is celebrated on February 21st. The UDPS is one of the oldest ecumenical days of prayer.  In line with WSCF’s theme for 2010 the UDPS theme is ‘Climate Justice’.  Former WSCF Chairperson Rev. Ejike Okoro of Nigeria has prepared the 2010 UDPS liturgy and accompanying Bible study on behalf of the Africa region.

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What Else Could I Have Done? A Maundy Thursday or Good Friday Reading

This is the Passion story. The story of Jesus’ betrayal and his death.

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