Wisdom from Buddhism
by Rev. Katie Norris

March 27, 2011

Buddhism has many great teachings which can help us on our spiritual journey. The Buddhist teachings around suffering and attachment are some of the most meaningful teachings we can learn, but they are also the hardest to come to terms with. What "skillful means" can we use to incorporate the Buddhist teachings around suffering and attachment into our lives?

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It’s Not My Fault:
by Rev. Wayne Arnason and
Ellen Carvill-Ziemer, Intern Minister

March 20, 2011

Almost all of us, young and old, remember the times when we got accused of something bad we didn't do! We also remember when we got away with something bad we did do! For children, avoiding blame can be the first major moral temptation and challenge they encounter. But it's a challenge that continues throughout our adult lives.

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Whose Are We?
by Rev. Kathleen Rolenz and
Rev. Wayne Arnason

March 13, 2011

This year every regional chapter of the UU Ministers Association was invited to address this question through a dynamic group process. Rev. Rolenz was asked to be a co-leader for our Ohio Meadville ministers, and she learned a lot about how we might respond to the question "Whose Are We?" To whom, to what, do our lives belong?

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No More Spit, Glue, & Duct Tape
by Rev. Kaaren Anderson

March 6, 2011

Kaaren writes:"We Rust Belt residents are well known for modesty, thrift, and loyalty when it comes to the cars we buy. We are maintainers, keeping the old buggy on the road with spit, glue, and duct tape! Reliable transportation - that's what we want! Does it work the same way with our spiritual lives? Is all that matters about church that it helps us get from the child dedication to the cemetery, with maybe a wedding along the way? Maybe there are some Rust Belt values that aren't serving us as well as they used to?" We ask you to bring your pledge form sent to you in the mail and fill in everything but the pledge number! This service will feature a Stewardship Recessional that all of us will be participating in.

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