June 2, 2024 by Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford and Marci Marie Simmons. Unless you have a loved one in the Texas prison system, you probably don’t know much about what happens there. Join prison reform advocate Marci Marie Simmons and Rev. Joanna as we take a closer look. Marci Marie is a social media influencer […]

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Pet Blessing

May 26, 2024 by Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford. Pets are such a significant part of our lives. Bring your furry, feathered, or whatever friend to this outdoor service. (Please also bring a lawn chair. Folding chairs will also be available.)

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May 19th, 2024 by Live Oak Chorus. Folk songs serve as poignant emblems of our shared humanity, resonating across cultures and generations with their timeless melodies and universal themes. Through their simplicity and sincerity, folk songs bridge the divides of language and geography, fostering connections that transcend boundaries. Whether sung around a campfire, passed down […]

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May 5, 2024 by Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford. Huzzah! Renaissance Fairs have become a popular event across the United States, with costuming, crafts, foods, and shows. The history they offer of Renaissance times is … eh, a bit imprecise. But the history of the fairs themselves is one of progressive values and counter-cultural resistance to […]

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Dune and Liberal Religion

April 28, 2024 by Zak Gordon After the new motion pictures dazzled him, Zak began reading the epic Dune saga. In it, he found startling articulations of liberal religious ideals that he is excited to share. Bio: Zak (He/Him) is a second-year seminary student, life-long UU, and eager fantasy fan. When COVID shook him out […]

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ECLIPSE

April 7, 2024 by Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford. Humans are meaning-making machines, and we have been ascribing meaning to solar eclipses probably since the first one a human experienced. As we prepare to be in the path of totality, what meaning will we make?

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March 31, 2024 by Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford. Do we believe people when they explain who they are (or aren’t?) This year, Easter and the Transgender Day of Visibility fall on the same day. Let us explore the christology of Unitarian Universalism and the issue of allowing all individuals to define themselves.

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Being the spark of change

March 24, 2024 by Dr. Joel Bercu. UUs have a history fighting for peace, liberty, and justice for all. Susan B Anthony turned from Quaker to Unitarianism to then lead the woman’s suffrage movement. She was the spark of change, which resulted in women getting the precious right to vote. We are faithful warriors, served […]

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