What if Everything You Ever Wanted wasn’t Enough?

Reflection by Susan Burnore January 2, 2011 Today’s topic reminds me of when I met Helene Johnson. I had just started coming to Northwest, my first exposure to Unitarian Universalism, and the very first topic for a discussion group I attended was the Meaning of Life. I thought, “Hooray! I just found the UUs and they’re already going to tell […]

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What Jesus Meant

WHAT JESUS MEANT The Rev. Dr. Morris W. Hudgins Northwest UU Congregation December 12, 2010 Introduction One of my favorite books of recent years is a book I read titled, “What Jesus Meant; The Beatitudes and a Meaningful Life” by Erik Kolbell. The author was Minister of Social Justice at Riverside Church in New York when he wrote this book. […]

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Our Transylvania Roots

THE STORY OF FRANCIS DAVID The Rev. Dr. Morris W. Hudgins Northwest UU Church November 14, 2010             Good morning, my name is Francis David.   I lived in Transylvania in the 16th century.  Have you heard of Transylvania?  What can you tell me about my country?  Unfortunately, the thing most people know about my country has to do with a legend—the […]

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Sharing Your Spiritual Journey, Part I

THE SPIRITUAL PATH WE CHOOSE: THE PATH OF WORK The Rev. Dr. Morris W. Hudgins Northwest UU Congregation October 24, 2010 Introduction The twentieth century was a century of change for Unitarian Universalism.  It began as primarily two liberal Christian denominations.  Many Unitarians and Univeralists affirmed the Social Gospel of the early twentieth century.  Then was the advent of what […]

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The Future of Our Faith

THE FUTURE OF OUR FAITH Northwest UU Congregation The Rev. Morris W. Hudgins October 10, 2010 Introduction I completely understand David’s and Keith’s emotion after attending a General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association. I remember my first General Assembly. It was over 35 years ago, and I remember it like it was yesterday. It took place in Boston, MA. […]

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My Spiritual Journey

The Rev. Dr. Morris W. Hudgins Northwest UU Congregation September 19, 2010 Introduction As a way to introduce myself, I begin with my religious journey. I begin with hometown and family. Our ancestors came from Scotland and Ireland to Virginia in the 18th century. My family did not attend church. I did attend some churches as a child, when my […]

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History of Water Ceremony

The Rev. Dr. Morris W. Hudgins Northwest UU Congregation August 29, 2010 History of Water Ceremony The Water Ceremony or Communion as it is sometimes called started in 1980, at a Women and Religion Conference in East Lansing, Michigan. Carolyn McDade and Lucile Shuck Longview were the creators. It began as a service to empower women. I It was a […]

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What Do You Mean By Faith?

by David R. Hudson October 11, 2009 A few years ago, now, I happened to hear Scott Simon interviewing the actor Tommy Lee Jones on his Saturday morning radio show, Weekend Edition. Tommy Lee Jones is a hard interview; he doesn’t engage in easy conversation. He questions the questions and the assumptions or ignorance behind them. I know this because […]

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