Worship Materials: One World

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

The establishment of justice and peace, inclusiveness and awareness may seem an impossible dream, but it is only those who are motivated by such a vision who are willing to make the sacrifices necessary to create a better world.

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Spiritual and Sustainable: Religion Responds to Climate Change

This interfaith conference addresses the issues and challenges of maintaining a sustainable planet. Focused on ways to engage, panelists examines the overlapping moral issues of climate change, sustainability, social justice, and mindfulness through the lenses of many of the world’s religious traditions.

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Climate Change and Churches- Sermon Video

“My passion is guiding faith communities to more fully live out the mission of being witnesses to Christ’s peace with justice,” said Rev. Murphy in accepting the appointment to lead PCU. “I see the future of Christianity as modeling a spiritual social movement and see PCU’s role as supporting congregations that seek to be part of that modeling.”

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Worship Materials: Moving Beyond the Victim Mentality

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

THEME Healthy and Unhealthy Use of Power
The superior/inferior relationship which produces the victim mentality does violence to both parties.

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Live Fully

To live as fully as we can
In every human way
Is to fulfil our sacred right
Each moment of each day.

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Progressive Christianity: Fact or Fiction

Under the cover of darkness Monday night, the progressive Christian movement received a strong endorsement. The endorsement was a well funded and concerted smear campaign launched against it; and it was acknowledgement that the progressive movement is indeed progressing.

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Monthly eBulletin- Personal and World Transformation Through Environmental Stewardship

Personal transformation occurs every time you enter into nature and stop to delight in its inherent divinity. World transformation occurs when we serve and protect our earth home. And, my friends, this CAN be done one person at a time. Our earth heroes and heroines have been showing us the way- it is time for us follow their lead, or become the new leaders for our future generations.

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Climate Change and Faith Curriculum

A Partner Organization of ours, Progressive Christians Uniting, created this excellent curriculum to help people grow in their communities to care for the earth both personally and socially. These resources are for small group formation. Thank you friends at PCU for sharing! Check out our new “Go Green” action item under Resources on the home page for more tips and info on climate change.

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Worship Materials: Peace of Mind and Prayer

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

1. Peace of mind does not come through struggling to stop thinking, but through focusing the mind on some particular thought or object, and especially on the rhythm of our breathing.
2. Prayer is not as much a particular activity as a frame of mind.

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For Serenity

Faith in goodness leads to serenity, where peace with quiet flows. With faith I can cease being a hostage in the jail of fear and grief, and escape the prison of what went wrong.

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When I Pray

When I pray I feel more deeply;
Reaching out with thanks and praise;
When I pray I think more deeply;
Pondering life’s puzzling maze;

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Worship Materials: Pilgrimage

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

THOUGHTS FOR REFLECTION
1. Evolution is a law of life not just of biology.
2. Only the mystery is permanent. All other apparent permanence is illusion.

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Small Group Prayer

Each one of us, O God, is burdened with the sheer weight of our private worlds: our health, that of a loved one, our jobs, our relationships.

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Migration Hymn

Idyllic beaches break the waves
as bathers line the shore
This view of peace is now disturbed:
an aftermath of war.

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Election Hymn

If we claim to love our neighbour
while the hungry queue for food,
are we prey to self deception?
Is perception quite so crude?

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Worship Materials: Justice and Peace

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

THEME Dreams and Harsh Reality

THOUGHTS FOR REFLECTION
For the rich poverty is obscene. For the poor wealth is obscene. For God both are obscene.

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Let Justice Flow Down

For half the world’s population who have to live on less than £1 a day

All: Let justice flow down like a river

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Why the Church Died

                  by Eric Alexander Yes, I can hear some of you right now talking back to your screen in response to my title saying  “he’s crazy, my church didn’t die.”  …

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