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Christmas Haiku

Advent comes again
time for watching and waiting
fill your days with hope

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Modern Magnificat

My soul sings in gratitude.

I’m dancing in the mystery of God.

The light of the Holy One is within me

and I am blessed, so truly blessed.

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Christmas Prayer: Emmanuel, God-Is-with-Us

We believe in an Ultimate Reality,
a reality beyond our words

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Advent Responsive Reading

Leader: In this Advent season, we honor a time in history when people anticipated the birth of a child.
People: The child grew to be a man who gave hope to his people.

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Carols at Kaurihohore Historic Church

The service gives an ‘history with a thread of meaning’

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The Posadas Song

English and Spanish verses of the song traditionally sung as Joseph and Mary search for shelter.

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Ode to the Dark Virgin

When Juan Diego spread out his tunic
Carmine roses cascaded before the bishop

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Vigil for Healing and Peace in the Spirit of Taize

This worship service combines the contemplative spirit of Taizé chant with the Celtic liturgy of the Iona Community.

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Occupy Christmas, or, What’s in a Word? – A Christmas Commentary on John’s Prologue

“The divine word and wisdom became human, and made itself at home among us.”  So begins the Prologue to John’s gospel, with a far loftier and esoteric version of Jesus’ nativity than any birth in a barnyard. But more so, John’s introduction to a good news gospel reaches across the ages to not only give new meanings to the words he uses to describe the incarnate word of God; but gives fresh insight into some of our own vernacular, and how we might even redefine Christ’s mass ourselves.

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Toward a New Cosmology: Advent 2011

In a parody of the story of Caesar’s birth, Jesus of Nazareth was heralded by angels, and born of a virgin.  We can still hope for direct action against oppressive Empire and for distributive justice-compassion; against a greed world and for a share world; against zero-sum gaming of every system devised by humanity, and for a radical abandonment of self-interest.

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Westar Institute Bible Seminar 2011: Gregory Jenks

On the final day of the conference, Gregory Jenks conducted a seminar of his own in honor of the 400th Anniversary of the publication of the King James Version of the Bible.  

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Here Before Us – A Christmas Song

1. Our world cries out to be reborn:
a world of pain, all tossed and torn.
Babies born to mothers
scarce old enough to yet conceive,
like Jesus born to Mary,
so young, so fearful, so naive;

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Christmas Liturgy

Good morning… I am ___________ of this Community of Love… and on this 4th Sunday of Advent, we welcome you all to this inclusive spiritual community that invites and supports ALL people to know God’s love… and we join together with UNITY churches all around the world to proclaim our commitment…

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