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Living Principles

In my sermon following the election of Donald Trump as United States President, I said “the church is not serving you fully if it is not sending you forth into the world to live your principles proudly, resolutely, urgently, lovingly.” … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Transgender Day of Remembrance

[Spoken at the 2016 Transgender Day of Remembrance service, Metropolitan Community Church of Hartford, CT] Precious and loving God, You whom we know by many names and none, You who reside in the heart of the so many faiths, the … Continue reading

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12th ANNUAL HARTFORD TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

The 12th annual Hartford-area Transgender Day of Remembrance will take place on Wednesday evening, November 20th at the Metropolitan Community Church of Hartford at 7:00 pm. See more info at 2013 TDOR. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post share via Reddit … Continue reading

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A Wilderness Faith

Reflecting on his service in Afghanistan, U.S. Army chaplain and Unitarian Universalist minister, the Rev. George Tyger, writes, “I know love / For it is love that has kept me alive / Not bombs / Not bullets / Not body … Continue reading

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DOMA Struck Down

I’m overwhelmed with joy. The Supreme Court’s rulings striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8 are not only legal victories. They are victories for justice, morality, decency, equality and inclusion. They are affirmations that there … Continue reading

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Wolcott School’s Allowance of Anti-Gay T-shirt Mocks First Amendment

I couldn’t disagree more with Wolcott High School officials who, in response to the threat of an ACLU lawsuit, reversed their decision to prevent student Seth Groody from wearing a homophobic t-shirt.  Sandra Staub, legal director of the ACLU of Connecticut, said … Continue reading

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Photos from Rev. Mark Kiyimba’s Visit to CT

Charter Oak Cultural Center, Thursday evening, September 20th: Unitarian Universalist Society: East, Sunday morning, September 23rd: With Rev. Carolyn Patierno (of All Souls UU in New London, CT) at Nunu’s Bistro in Colchester: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post share … Continue reading

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Ugandan Gay Rights Leader to Visit Connecticut

Rev. Mark Kiyimba, a vocal opponent of the Ugandan government’s anti-homosexuality bill will make several visits in the greater Hartford area this week. Kiyimba will speak on Thursday, (Sept. 20) at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford at 7 p.m.; Sunday, (Sept. 23) the Unitarian Universalist Society: … Continue reading

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On Welcoming Congregations and Radical Hospitality

In the current issue of the UU World magazine, Unitarian Universalist Association president, the Rev. Peter Morales, tells the story of a friend who visited one of our congregations. “When she arrived for the Sunday morning service, no one greeted … Continue reading

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restless sleepers (the motion picture)

On February 19th, 2012, Uni Q. Mical joined UUS:E in worship. In response to our February ministry theme of “restlessness,” she wrote and presented this poem: restless sleepers (the motion picture).    THIS IS DEDICATED to the touch screen generation … Continue reading

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