Archive for September, 2008

Introducing a new UU album- positive contemporary music

September 25, 2008

Atop the DiscoverUU.com website is an add for a new UU album of contemporary music I think EVERY UU should own. Not only is it important to support artists who apply their talents to service something we all care so deeply in, but the quality of this particular work is simply amazing.

Dana Decker is a professional musician who gathered some premiere recording artists in Los Angeles and the result was a clean, rich sound. The variety of music is stunning. Each song is catchy, moving, and inspirational. I love the positive vibe I get from listening to it, and hope to hear many of these songs incorporated into church services around the country through choir or small ensemble use.

In full disclosure, my wife Brindin Sawyer is the vocalist on a few of the tracks. She sang at the opening ceremonies at GA a couple of years ago in Portland with Dana’s band to great reception.

Music and art is a powerful way to get a message or world view across to large groups of people. Let’s support these artists or this kind of work will go away.

Please check it out. I think you can listen to a large portion of the album for free online.

To visit the site, click on the banner below.

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UU AFFIRMATION

I believe in my right to search for the good, to choose it for myself, and hold it in my heart.

I affirm this right in you as well.

Together we share in the joy of community, the power of reverence, and the responsibilities of freedom.

This is the promise of my heart extended to you, as we walk on separate paths, together.

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Barack Obama introduced by UU Presidential Candidate: Rev. Peter Morales

September 18, 2008

UU Presidential Candidate Peter gave the opening invocation at a campaign stop for Barack Obama earlier this week in Golden, CO.

This is a great event and a good reminder for us that the future UU President will be more than a voice within our tiny community, but perhaps a powerful voice on the national stage.

As a UU, I am very proud that this happened. I fully expect us to make it happen again whomever our new leader is.

To visit Morales’ web page, please go to DiscoverUU.com or click here.

To visit Hallman’s web page, please go to DiscoverUU.com or click here.

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UU AFFIRMATION

I believe in my right to search for the good, to choose it for myself, and hold it in my heart.

I affirm this right in you as well.

Together we share in the joy of community, the power of reverence, and the responsibilities of freedom.

This is the promise of my heart extended to you, as we walk on separate paths, together.

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Visit DiscoverUU.com for UU News, plus the best minister blog posts and sermon podcasts.