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An Amazing Singularity: Good Friday Sermon – The Rev. Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason

2016 July 6
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An Amazing Singularity Good Friday Sermon The Rev. Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason March 25th, 2016   There’s an amazing singularity to Good Friday – and not just at First Unitarian Brooklyn, where you hold your annual communion service, but throughout Christendom. This holy day occupies a special place in the church year, marking the betrayal, |...|

Homily: The Way of the Whoosh – the Power of Spirit

2016 June 29
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by DoMC
The Way of the Whoosh – the Power of Spirit By, Nancy Witherell June 26, 2016 I am so happy to be standing here in front of you, giving back a fraction of what this community has given to me.   I’m here today because of a whoosh.  I bet you are wondering what in heck |...|

Sermon: Going On All The Rides

2016 June 12
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
When I’m trying to get my kids to taste a new food, I often give them the following speech: “Life is like Coney Island. There are all different kinds of rides. Big rides, small rides, fast rides, slow rides. Some of them go up and some go down and some go round and round. |...|

Sermon: Commencement For Caterpillars

2016 June 5
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
An hour before my husband Jeff’s high school graduation, he was nowhere to be found. He had left the house that morning, informing his parents that he would not be going to his graduation. He had just gotten the news that a friend of his had been in a terrible accident and was very |...|

Sermon: Lessons From Microsoft Word

2016 May 29
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
Until just now, there was really no natural and obvious way for me to introduce the topic of how Microsoft Word relates to the First Principle of Unitarian Universalism. There was no nice segue that I could think of from any hymn to software. No humorous personal story that related. Nothing to make this |...|

Invisible People

2016 May 29
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by First U Bklyn

Allegra Alcoff Reflection: Awkward Beginnings

2016 May 22
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by First U Bklyn

Sermon: Practical Ethics

2016 May 15
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
“Every night and every morn, some to misery are born; every morn and every night, some are born to sweet delight.” These are the words by William Blake that we just sang. They describe so crisply one of the problems in ethics that people have wrestled with throughout the ages: what is the right |...|

Sermon: The Seventh Day Of Creation

2016 May 8
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
I love computer programmer Derek Sivers’ idea for hacking the consumer system. He writes, “I’d like to get 100 parrots and teach them to say, “It won’t make you happy!” – then let them loose in shopping malls, big electronics stores, and car lots. Then, when people are considering spending thousands of dollars on |...|

Sermon: Wake Up One Morning

2016 May 1
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by Rev Ana Levy-Lyons
At the Republican debate in Detroit last month the candidates were discussing Flint – specifically, what to make of the coincidence that the thousands of children and adults whose drinking water was contaminated with lead were mostly black. Senator Marco Rubio was saying that it’s unfair to politicize the issue. He said, “I don’t |...|