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Remembering How to Play

June Theme: Play

by Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones

“Across the globe, many of the etymological roots of the word ‘play’ locate it in the visceral: ludere in Latin refers to leaping fishes and fluttering birds. The Anglo-Saxon lâcan means to move like a ship on the waves, … read more.

Frequently Asked Questions: What Is Beloved Community?

Beloved Community—now, there’s a phrase that many good liberal people have tossed around in recent decades. Often the speakers don’t pause to define the phrase. Maybe they assume that we listeners can all just imagine what this kind of community looks and feels like, … read more.

Welcome, 2021! Rebuilding Our Imagination

Dear Year 2021,

Welcome! We are so glad you are here! I mean really—words can’t express how glad we are that you are here! You’ll have to imagine our joyful squeals, our urgent prayers, our hopeful sighs, our whoops of relief, and our great gusts of … read more.

A Letter to Our Near-Future Selves

Dearly Loved Community, Near and Far,

As I write on this late October evening, the stress of all the uncertainties of these past months and years has reached a new level of intensity. The November 3 elections are very close; the pandemic and other natural disasters … read more.

Thursday Coffee with Rev. Nancy ☕

Join here  →  https://bit.ly/FUCSJ-Thursday-Coffee-with-Rev-Nancy
Beloveds, please do join me for coffee and conversation every Thursday morning at 9 am. Let’s check in and catch up! I so look forward to seeing and spending some time with you all!
By phone:
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Meeting … read more.

Where Can We Go to Find Resilience?

Every single one of us, no matter what our age or life circumstances, has some story of resilience—some story about experiencing a tough time and finding our way through it. When we share these stories, what strengths do we discover? Who and what helped us? … read more.

Wonder, Grieve, Breathe, Push, Love – A Practice

On the first page of Valarie Kaur’s beautiful book, See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love, she remembers a time in her childhood when “there was no question: The earth under me, the stars above me, the animals around me, were all … read more.