Category Archives: Articles by Leann

What makes you come alive?

With all the talk about Black Lives Matter, Women’s Rights, Syrian Refugees, Terrorist Attacks, Islamophobia, the Presidential Election, etc. etc. (I know I forgot something important on this list, please accept my apology) I don’t know where to begin when … Continue reading

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Religious Education at OBUUC 2015/16

Drop a pebble in the water, just a splash and it is gone; But there’s a half-a hundred ripples, circling on and on. Spreading from the center, flowing to the sea, And there is no telling where the end is … Continue reading

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Children Are A Gift

I hear the grumbling, it has been going on for years. Grumbling from those few that don’t like their Sunday morning disrupted by children in the service, grumbling from those that want to do things like it used to be … Continue reading

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Another year of UUA General Assembly, Why I Attend…

In a few weeks, I’ll make my fourth trip to the UUA General Assembly, this year it’s in Portland, Oregon. In 2012, Laura Duker and I took two high school teens to Phoenix Arizona; in 2013, I took two teens … Continue reading

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The Five Questions

Have you ever been asked to explain what people in our church believe? This can be a tough question to answer. Some religions provide a creed, or a statement of belief, that believers can recite when asked about their religion. … Continue reading

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A Children’s Easter Story

Easter can be an unusual time if you’re not Christian, fond of eating animals, or want children to spend another month filled with candy. I loved Easter as a child, I grew up in a Lutheran church where Easter meant … Continue reading

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We Value Our Earth…

If we think of this apple as representing the earth, and cut the apple into quarters, 3 of the quarters represents the oceans of our world. If we slice the 1/4 piece that is left in half, 1/2 of that … Continue reading

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Art and Play in the RE Classroom…

Children of all ages have the same existential questions that adults do. They wonder about everything from how their baby sister got there to that feeling they get when they watch a sunset or when a pet dies. They want … Continue reading

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Our UU Religioius Sources

Unitarian Universalism is based in a broad spectrum of sources that span the religious responses of many types of experiences. One of the foundations of our religious education programs are our religious sources. These can be laid out as a … Continue reading

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Happiness Jars!!!

Here it is the beginning of the year, so I thought I’d introduce to you the concept of a Happiness Jar. What is a Happiness Jar? The simplest thing in the world. You get yourself a jar (or a box, … Continue reading

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