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A Blessing for Ordinary Days

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  • Blessed be all the ordinary days.
  • Blessed be the laundry, and the homework, the legos on the floor and the trips to the doctor. 
  • Blessed be the cuddles and the arguments and the outgrown clothes. 
  • Blessed be the bickering and the laughter, 
  • And all the forgotten moments that accumulate 
  •        like dust bunnies and lost socks under the bed.  
  • Blessed be mealtimes and bedtimes and all of the other unremarkable moments that make up the greater part of our lives. 
  • Blessed be the emails and the phone calls, the photos and the skyped conversations that keep us connected even when we are far apart. 
  • Blessed be the day to day tasks and rituals that weave the bonds of trust and affection that cradle our family in good times and in bad.  
  • May our family be blessed in our going out and in our coming in and in our abiding.  
  • May patience and respect and a sense of humor dwell with us.  
  • May affection and forgiveness grow from the familiar patterns of our days.
  • May we surround each other with kindness and with love.  
  • And from time to time may we glimpse that shimmer of the holy that gilds our 
  • every ordinary day.
  • Rev. Gail - May 13

More of Rev. Gail's Searching for the Holy meditations.

Sunday Services for May 28

Sunday Services are 8:30 a.m. in the library and 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary unless otherwise noted. Nursery care, children’s and youth classes are concurrent with the 10:30 service.

The Fire Sermon ~ Rev Gary Kowalski  

Our guest speaker this morning, Reverend Gary Kowalski, is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist who has served congregations in Vermont, North Carolina, Washington and Massachusetts, and who was our own interim minister some years back. Since moving to Northern New Mexico, he has been working as a volunteer firefighter with Hondo Volunteer Fire & Rescue in Santa Fe County. First Responders deal daily with tragedy and chaos, while also witnessing firsthand glimpses of altruism and courage you find only on emergency scenes. This morning he shares a few of the life lessons he has learned from the end of a high pressure nozzle. Gary's remarks this morning are excerpted from his new book Old Men and Fire: Parables from a Volunteer Firehouse, now available on Amazon with all proceeds benefiting his fire company


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"Spirit of Life: Finding the Holy in Chicks"

Rev. Gail Lindsay Marriner

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Today's events

Sat May 27, 2017 @12:00AM
UUWF Ghost Ranch Retreat
Sat May 27, 2017 @ 8:00AM - 12:30PM
HaMakom Shabbat
Sat May 27, 2017 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Rev. Gail on Sabbatical
Sat May 27, 2017 @ 9:30AM - 12:30PM
Aging With Grace
Sat May 27, 2017 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Adult Explorations TBA
Sat May 27, 2017 @12:30PM - 02:00PM
HaMakom Kiddish
Sat May 27, 2017 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
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