Category Archives: Worship and Liturgy

The Demanding Tree (A Re-Telling of Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree”)

“The Demanding Tree” by the Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein, revised Earth Day 2016 Once there was a tree.  And she loved a little boy. And every day the boy would come, and he would gather her leaves and make them … Continue reading

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UU Humanists At The Holidays

Oh, this seems like such a throwback. We have this conversation every year, it seems. In fact, as a colleague wearily pointed out, the president of the UU Humanist Association wrote pretty much this same column two years ago. I … Continue reading

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Is It Rude To Seat Latecomers Later In the Service?

I respect the opinion of the marvelous Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, the Rev. Laura Everett, who started a tiny Twitter dust-up by posting this [click on the image to enlarge it]:     I don’t find … Continue reading

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