Speaker: Rev. Andrew Weber

Blind People and an Elephant

There’s a story about varying views of the Divine illustrated by blind people describing an elephant.  They each describe a piece of the elephant, each sharing their personal truth and together they witness to a universal truth.  The parallel being that we each hold personal religious truths which, when combined with others, speaks to a … Continue reading Blind People and an Elephant

The Illusion of Separateness

It has been said that we are all droplets in a waterfall, falling together. We have come from unity in one source, and we will return to that same source. Unitarian Universalist Principles affirm “respect for the interdependent web of all existence”. Come enter into a conversation about moving from inter-dependent to inter-being.

Transformation on Easter

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Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Transformation on Easter
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The Christian holiday Easter – and the pagan festival it originates from – are celebrations of rebirth, celebrations of transformations. There is truth in these celebrations, for our world, our communities and our individual selves. Transformation is a possibility for everyone and everything. What is the new life that you might want to live into? … Continue reading Transformation on Easter

Upcycling Ourselves Together

What does it look like to be open to transformation, ready for change, and prepared for what comes next?  On Sunday, March 10 we are truly leaning into the possibilities of transformation as we bring together individuals and communities.  Thomas Paine & BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowships will jointly host a dual-site, hybrid worship service where … Continue reading Upcycling Ourselves Together

Wait and See?

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Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Wait and See?
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“Soon the Day Will Arrive” is a wonderful hymn (#146) about hope for a better future. But I think that sometimes we get lost in the chorus, namely “Wait and see, wait and see what a world there can be…” It is so easy to sit back and wait, for change, for justice, for a … Continue reading Wait and See?

Equity vs. Equality vs. Justice

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Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Equity vs. Equality vs. Justice
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When talking about making the world a better place, there are many terms and phrases used. What is the difference between Equity, Equality, and Justice? Do the words we use make a difference in how we act and how we think? (Hint: the answer is “yes”. Come hear why!)

Accountability as Love

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Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Accountability as Love
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I feel that accountability is quite possibly the truest expression of love. But accountability gets a bad rap: “Who is holding us accountable? Isn’t accountability just another way to say punishment?…” Not so! Accountability is the active work of helping someone be their best selves. I don’t want friends or a community which always tells … Continue reading Accountability as Love

Love is a Four-Letter Word

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Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Love is a Four-Letter Word
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The rhyme “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me” isn’t entirely true. Words can – and do – hurt very much. There is power in language and the words we use. A man I knew once said that the term “love” was useless and harmful. What are other words … Continue reading Love is a Four-Letter Word