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Sleepy Hollow for UNICEF

Another round of applause for our stars — Sam and Quinn Kirchner,  Becca, Gwen and John-David May, and Madeline Schwartz. Also appearing were Melissa Schwartz, Joy Grainge, Colin Kirchner and Dan Feldt. They all did a wonderful job in our presentation of Sleepy Hollow…

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Please Wait… Your Life is Loading

So where do we begin in our search for meaning and suffering? For many people the search begins with their religious tradition. Although different religions may have different ways of understanding the meaning and purpose of human suffering every world religion offers strategies for…

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Caring for the Earth

I want to start out by being grateful for the group that I am in, here at the Park Forest Unitarian Universalist Church.  I have been able to inherit the legacy left behind by our late Fenn Taylor of the Care for the Earth…

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Temporary Shelter

This time of year, the lovely crisp fall, is rich in Jewish holidays.  It’s the Jewish New Year, among other things.  I’ve always enjoyed the idea of the year beginning anew at this time – back to the days of new school supplies, stiff…

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Do You Know That Trees Talk?

Sunday, September 8, 2013 Unitarian Universalist Community Church, Park Forest Service created and officiated by Jodi Libretti Good morning, and welcome to our first Sunday service in this new outdoor space. I was honored and touched when I was asked to lead this service….

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What ‘Community’ Means to Me

Community can be many things to many people—looking at each other eye-to-eye as we sing Spirit of Life in the closing circle; participating in a work day, sharing food we’ve cooked at a potluck, or sharing ideas and philosophies in a small group. What…

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Are We Under the Influence?

Do you believe in “Providence,” the idea that a higher power sustains us and influences each of our destinies? It is, of course, one of the great unknowns that we are all faced with in this life. What some people might call “purely coincidental…

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Cultivating a Spiritual Presence

What Wondrous Love  (2nd verse) When I was sinking down, sinking down, sinking down Beneath my sorrows ground, Friends to me gather’d round O my soul O my soul I recently completed a course on Choice Theory, which was developed by a psychiatrist named,…

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