Category Archives: Sunday Talks

Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot

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Rev. Clay Nelson

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Rev. Clay Nelson © 12 February 2017

When I was thinking about Sunday service topics in February I thought we might need some time to reflect on this strange new world we find ourselves in since the US presidential inauguration on January 20 and how to respond to it as Unitarians. I looked. There is nothing in the history books that tells us quite what to do. No one alive today has ever seen anything quite like this before, leaving many of us scratching our heads and wondering in the language of the military’s phonetic alphabet: Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot?

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Water Communion

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Rev Clay Nelson

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Auckland Unitarian Church © 5 February 2017

Queer divinity: how do queer people relate to the divine?

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Kurt Payne

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Kurt Payne © 29 January 2017

Only through love can hatred come to an end

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Viv Allen

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Viv Allen © 22 January 2017

Only through love can hatred come to an end – Buddha

The reason I chose the topic of ‘conflict’ for my talk was because I read a story in the UU magazine that interested me. It was written by a gay woman Gail Geisenhainer about when she was a new member of a Unitarian congregation and long before being ordained as a Unitarian minister. She was apprehensive about whether the congregation would accept her. These are her words. Continue reading Only through love can hatred come to an end

Dances of Universal Peace

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Roy Harvey & Sally Mabelle

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Roy Harvey © 15 January 2017

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The Dances of Universal Peace are simple meditative community-building circle dances. They use sacred phrases, chants, movements and music from the world’s wisdom traditions. There are no performers, no audience members, and no experience necessary.

Find out more about Dances of Universal Peace.