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Stop Line 3

Enbridge corporation plans to complete construction its Tar Sands Oil Pipeline 3 by this fall, so it is urgent to take action to stop it now.  A few weeks ago, Cece and I responded to a call from Indigenous leaders to come to northern Minnesota … read more.

What’s New In Faith Formation?

When we’re all in the same building on Sundays, even adults who don’t have children in our Faith Formation programs can still get an idea of what’s up: you’ll see craft projects being carried past, or overhear interesting conversations. But now that our programs are … read more.

Tips From An Imperfect Homeschooler

 

Some of you may know that I homeschool my three kids while also working outside the home. This is something we’ve always done, long before I came to All Souls. I graduated my oldest last year, and he’s currently a freshman at IU. It’s been … read more.

Let’s Make a Sabbath of this Pandemic

Photo by Aaron Burden

Lynn Unger’s poem Pandemic invites us to meet the current coronavirus pandemic with a spiritual response, grounded in Sabbath practices:

What if you thought of it
as the Jews consider the Sabbath—
the most sacred of times?
Cease from travel.
Cease from buying and … read more.

Why CONs Need Adults…and Adults Need CONs!

If you’ve ever been in a worship service while I’ve had the mic, you’ve probably heard me mention youth CONs. In fact, when it comes to our UU youth conferences, I trend toward a fairly unorthodox behavior (at least for UUs)– evangelism!

All too often, we’re … read more.

Stretching to Meet Our Children Where They Are

Photo by Porapak Apichodilok

The one thing that inspires me to work with children and
youth more than any other is the sheer boundlessness of their talent and
insight. Whether I’m watching elementary-aged students design and implement a
new UU holiday or realizing how deeply I’ve come to trust … read more.