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What are we waiting for?

Rev. Clay Nelson

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Opening words are First comes the waiting, by Erika A. Hewitt.

Rev. Clay Nelson © 3rd December 2017

Christians are celebrating the First Sunday of Advent today, one of the four Sundays before Christmas. As Unitarians, it is fair to ask, why do we care? Well, because Advent is all about celebrating waiting. Continue reading What are we waiting for?

Being non-anxious in an age of anxiety

Rev. Clay Nelson

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Rev. clay Nelson © 11 June 2017

Last week I spoke of my vision for us to become, individually and as a congregation, servant leaders.

As a reminder, Robert Greenleaf, who coined the term servant leadership, describes it as “The servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from one who is leader first, perhaps because of the need to assuage an unusual power drive or to acquire material possessions… Continue reading Being non-anxious in an age of anxiety