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Desert Notes November 30, 2023

Rev. Sarah’s Desert Notes column will return next week.

Desert Notes November 23, 2023

In my sermon last week I referenced the book “God Revised:  How Religion Must Evolve in a Scientific Age” by Rev. Galen Guengerich, a UU minister and colleague of mine.  One of the ideas I talked about was the importance of gratitude as a building block for interdependent, healthy communities and congregations.  Guengerich says that the…
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Desert Notes November 16, 2023

Tuesday night I co-chaired a regional VIP action meeting that focused on our work with Chandler Unified School District on mental health supports for students and with Chandler City Council on affordable housing strategies. We had 92 VIP participants, largely members from VUU and St. Matthews Episcopal here in Chandler. Many other member organizations were represented as…
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Desert Notes November 9, 2023

The UU College of Social Justice, UUJAZ and several AZ UU congregations have been participating in a small planning delegation with Borderlinks this week, and I am happy to have been able to join them.  We are learning together and thinking about what it would look like to lead a delegation of UU’s in February 2024 and…
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Desert Notes November 2, 2023

The news has been filled with harrowing violence. From the wars in Ukraine and in Gaza to more mass shooting events in our own country, we are being bombarded with the trauma of mass murder, hatred, and mass destruction. At this moment it is possible to take a stand against anti-semitism and the horror of terrorism…
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