Theme Resources

Introduction to Kinship
November 30, 2018

Introduction to Kinship

As people of the chalice we tend to be focused on the here and now: we ground ourselves spiritually in the mystery of presence, the light of life as it is, and wonder what can...


Spiritual Exercises - Kinship
November 30, 2018

Spiritual Exercises – Kinship

Option A)  Kinship on Commute This is a way to build up your sense of being part of the whole – a sense of kinship with all that is – simply through being mindful on...


Questions on Kinship
November 30, 2018

Questions on Kinship

Chose one question to sit with – and return to – over the course of the month. Who is your most surprising kin? Who is now in your circle of intimacy and interdependence that would...


Readings on Kinship
November 30, 2018

Readings on Kinship

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other”.  Mother Theresa “True compassion does not come from wanting to help out those less fortunate than ourselves but...


Media Resources - Kinship
November 30, 2018

Media Resources – Kinship

This video from the Cleveland Clinic reminds us all of the underlying experiences and emotions that make us kin.   In a world where the act of touch is reserved to those that people are...


Especially for Families - Memory
November 10, 2018

Especially for Families – Memory

The Power of Sankofa: Know History Sankofa is an African word from the Akan tribe in Ghana.  The literal translation of the word and the symbol is “it is not taboo to fetch what is...


Introduction to Memory
November 01, 2018

Introduction to Memory

Throughout much of North American history, Unitarian Universalists have tended to be unkind to memory. We’ve given it the label “tradition,” and treated it mostly as something that holds us back. Tradition, in this negative...


Spiritual Exercises - Memory
November 01, 2018

Spiritual Exercises – Memory

Option A) The Memory Shared at Your Funeral  Our dance with memory is about looking forward as well as looking back. Our life is driven not just by the desire to collect good memories, but...


Questions on Memory
November 01, 2018

Questions on Memory

How has your memory changed as you’ve grown older? Do you think of childhood memories more or less? Is it stories or images you now remember more? Which memories grow stronger?  Which ones have less...


Readings on Memory
November 01, 2018

Readings on Memory

“To acknowledge our ancestors means we are aware that we did not make ourselves.”  Alice Walker “Memory is the most elemental thread of which the tapestry of experience we call reality is woven.” Maria Popova...


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