Category Archives: Revs. Anya & Scott’s Blog

What Does Compassion Look Like in These Times?

July 1, 2020
From Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael, Senior Co-Minister Compassion looks like bold Black Lives Matter signs and direct action in accordance.  Compassion looks like your faces in a Zoom meeting.  Compassion looks like love in action.  Compassion also looks like the making...
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Uncertainty and Possibility – June 2020

June 1, 2020
From Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael, Senior Co-Minister There are many jokes about Unitarian Universalists and some of them are even funny. Many revolve around our comfort with uncertainty. Here are two:  Visitors on a tour of Heaven noticed a group of...
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Are These Growing Pains? May 2020

May 1, 2020
From Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael, Senior Co-Minister You have been telling me how you are sleeping. Some are up the night long. Some are resting for many more hours than usual.  You have been telling me how you are breaking down. Some are...
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Wisdom from the World Religions – March 2020

March 1, 2020
From Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael, Senior Co-Minister In listing the sources for the living tradition of Unitarian Universalism we claim that “wisdom from the world’s religions inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life” – with the understanding that “the world’s religions” here...
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The Listening Booth – February 2020

February 1, 2020
From Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael, Senior Co-Minister While pondering resilience I often think of the word “plastic.” Before “plastic” was a noun denoting materials we should recycle (or perhaps not use in the first place), the word “plastic” was an adjective. It means...
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The Shape of Integrity – January 2020

January 1, 2020
From Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael, Senior Co-Minister The early American Unitarians believed in Salvation by Character – the idea that we could save ourselves by living with integrity. This radical assertion overturned the prevalent Calvanist theology of predestination – that some...
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The Listening Booth – December 2019

December 1, 2019
From Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael, Senior Co-Minister “Two things awe me most: the starry sky above me, and the moral law within me.”  –Immanuel Kant December is here. Another year draws to a close and we are cast into the cacophony...
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The Listening Booth – October 2019

October 1, 2019
“I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.” —Maya Angelou Belonging is drenched with our concepts of home and self. We want to be affirmed for who we truly are. We long to...
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