Defying Hate

September 25, 2016

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by Reverend Patricia Hart

In 1939, two Unitarians—Rev. Wait still Sharp and his wife, Martha Sharp—traveled to Europe on behalf of the whole denomination to try and help Jews, dissidents and immigrants escape from the growing Nazi threat. Because of the new Ken Burns documentary about the Sharps (to be televised on September 20), UU principles and American values are getting some attention this fall. What can we learn from hearing this story? And what comment does it make in the fierce debates swirling in our time?

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What We’re Here To Do

September 18, 2016

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by Reverend Patricia Hart

Ours is a “covenant” faith: what matters most in our congregations is not the word of some divine authority or even pronouncements from UUA “headquarters,” but the gathered wisdom of the people. Each of us feels called to do the right thing… so how does a congregation of individuals become a covenanted group and what does that mean in practice?

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In-gathering!

September 11, 2016

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by Reverend Patricia Hart and

Layne Richard-Hammock

Director of Lifespan Faith Development

Come one, come all, to a joyful celebration of the West Shore community, and the “kick-off” Sunday for what promises to be a busy and important church year. This All Ages service will feature “Singing Down the Rain,” a story about water, joy, learning, and how communities grow stronger.Don’t forget to bring water from a place that is important to you and your family. In the annual Water Communion,we will pour our offerings of water together, symbolizing the gifts everyone brings to create the community that is West Shore

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Work and Justice

September 4, 2016

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by Reverend Patricia Hart

On this Labor Day weekend, we will look back at some of the triumphs and losses of our country’s labor movement, and reflect on how cultural attitudes about work shape the structures of our society. Plus, a brief visit from the original “Mother Jones,” an Irish immigrant to America who became an important labor and community organizer.

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