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Pro & Con: Should Congress pass the DREAM Act for immigrant children?  | ajc.com

Pro & Con: Should Congress pass the DREAM Act for immigrant children? | ajc. com Interesting take! What do you think? [read more]

Rev. Daniel’s Blog

Rev. Daniel’s Blog

UU convicted of littering while supplying humanitarian aid

Title: uuworld. org : uu convicted of littering while supplying humanitarian aid You try and do something nice, and what do you get for your trouble? The threat of a $10k fine and a year in jail. C... [read more]

Rev. Daniel’s Blog

Rev. Daniel’s Blog

How my congregation voted for Morales and Hallman

At our annual congregational meeting, members looked over the two single page sheets the UUA provided in the last meeting, one for each presidential candidate. Last month's newsletter article from... [read more]

Rev. Daniel’s Blog

Rev. Daniel’s Blog

The Next UUA President

Paul Rickter, the secretary of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s board of trustees, writes: “Absentee ballots with instructions and biographical information about the candidates will ... [read more]

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Rev. Daniel’s Blog

Halfway There

A minister was in a long line at a gas station. The cashier said: “It seems as if everyone waits until the last minute to get ready for a long trip. ” And the minister replied, “It’s the sa... [read more]

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Rev. Daniel’s Blog

Taking the Next Step

We are at a unique time in our history. On February 1st, we had 36 people sign the membership book, probably the most who have signed in one day since Charter Sunday. Our adult membership is at 576... [read more]

Rev. Daniel’s Blog

Rev. Daniel’s Blog

DA: Leadership in Times of Profound Change

I invite you to join me and hundreds of Unitarian Universalists to the 2009 Central Midwest District Assembly! We will gather in Waukesha WI, for three days of worship, fellowship, and fun. The dat... [read more]

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Rev. Daniel’s Blog

GA and the next UUA president

Some of you will recall that the UU General Assembly (GA) happened in St. Louis in 2006. About 4,000 UUs invaded downtown for four days of workshops, worship, networking, singing, and so forth. The... [read more]

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Rev. Daniel’s Blog

Membership Growth - You Have to Ask

To see a 2 minute video about membership growth at our church, click here: [read more]

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Rev. Daniel’s Blog

What We Get From Eliot

What We Get From Eliot We are at a turning point– in so many ways– at Eliot Unitarian Chapel. We have a new, coherent administrative staff. We have new energy in our music program. We are stand... [read more]

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Rev. Daniel’s Blog

2008-11 Board Report

My goals have been to: (1) Assure worship services are meaningful and challenging; (2) Administer Chapel business (including staff); (3) regular social & pastoral contact. Worship Services Noth... [read more]

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Rev. Daniel’s Blog

Tough economic times

Tough Times"It was a harsh summer. .. For many, it was as if the clocks had rolled back to the thirties and the time of the Great Depression. Company upon company declared bankruptcy. Unempl... [read more]

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Rev. Daniel’s Blog

Reflections on a Police Ride Along

Reflections on a Police Ride Along Thursday, August 28, 2008. Along with about 20 other Kirkwood area ministers, I have joined the chaplain program sponsored by the Kirkwood Police Department. I ha... [read more]

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Rev. Daniel’s Blog

September Board Report

Lead Minister’s Report to the Board of Trustees September 12, 2008 My goals have been to: (1) Assure worship services are meaningful and challenging; (2) Administer Chapel business (including s... [read more]

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Rev. Daniel’s Blog

When did you first know you were “white?”

When did you first know you were “white? ”25 People answered the question. Below is a transcription of their handwritten notes. Each story is separated by a blank line. As a youngster I grew... [read more]

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Rev. Daniel’s Blog

August Board Report

Lead Minister’s Report to the Board of Trustees August 15, 2008 My goals have been to: (1) Assure worship services are meaningful and challenging; (2) Administer Chapel business (including staf... [read more]

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Rev. Daniel’s Blog

Parade Participation

There is a photo (below) in a recent Webster-Kirkwood times edition, where you can see the lawn chair brigade that a dozen folks (including me), featured in the Meacham Park Parade and Homecoming. ... [read more]

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Rev. Daniel’s Blog

Eliot member Kevin Mitchell has a new book out

Eliot member Kevin Mitchell has a new book out. You can read about it here. [read more]

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Rev. Daniel’s Blog

June 7 – Meacham Park Homecoming and Parade

June 7 – Meacham Park Homecoming and Parade I think the idea of a a precision lawn chair brigade is just too good to pass up. I invite you to join me at the three rehearsal sessions listed below,... [read more]

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Rev. Daniel’s Blog

2008 District Assembly

2008 District Assembly in St. Louis Was great! We got lots of good comments on the Friday night opening celebration. Thanks to the UU ministers of St. Louis. And Eliot’s choirs, including Inner V... [read more]

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Rev. Daniel’s Blog

Racism in Kirkwood

Racism in Kirkwood On Saturday morning, April 12, there were a couple hundred people from Kirkwood and surrounding areas at the Kirkwood United Methodist Church. I saw about 10 or so folks from Eli... [read more]

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Rev. Daniel’s Blog

Kirkwood Candidate Forum

The following is from the Community of Understanding and Healing, but it just came out, so it's a little late. .. .. The topic of city government has clearly emerged from our two dialogue session... [read more]

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Rev. Daniel’s Blog

Civic Involvement, Racial Healing

Civic Involvement, Racial Healing The shootings in Kirkwood has changed the nature of the Kirkwood Ministerial Alliance (KMA). At the last meeting, the KMA attendance wasn’t 7 evangelical pastors... [read more]

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Rev. Daniel’s Blog

Trying to get more integrated into Kirkwood

Trying to get more integrated into Kirkwood It has been a violent month. First the shootings in Kirkwood. Then a week later more shootings at Northwestern Illinois University in De Kalb, IL. On Thu... [read more]

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Rev. Daniel’s Blog

February 2008 Newsletter Essay

Giving it to the Church The Butterball Turkey Company set up a hotline to answer consumer questions about preparing holiday turkeys. One woman called to inquire about cooking a turkey that had b... [read more]

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