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About beverlytr

person, educator, unitarian universalist, artist, lover of the written word...

R.E. NOTES August 24, 2018

Dear Old Ship, This is my pollinator garden. I took this photo last night. I worked on this garden all summer. Some of you may recognize bits and pieces… I learned to make these raised beds on our service and … Continue reading

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R.E. NOTES –   April 23, 2018

Dear Old Ship,  A small but intrepid fraction of the Youth group went on a mini-trip to New York City at the start of this past vacation week. There were five Youth, and Maureen Butler and I chaperoned.  We rented … Continue reading

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R.E. NOTES –   January 2, 2018

Dear Old Ship, More than news, I want to gift you with a blessing, for this dark and cold winter time.  Beannacht: A Blessing for the New Year  –by John O’Donohue On the day when The weight deadens On your shoulders … Continue reading

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R.E. NOTES –   November 20, 2017

Dear Old Ship, Last night I went on a Neighboring Faiths field trip!! I rarely get to go on field trips, because they’re usually on Sunday mornings, when I’m working. We went to Braj Mandir, Nimbarki Vaisnava (Hindu) Temple. Part of … Continue reading

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R.E. NOTES –   October 20, 2017

Dear Old Ship, When people out in the world ask me what I do for a living, I tell them I am the Director of Religious Education at a Unitarian Universalist Church.  That gets me a lot of blank looks. … Continue reading

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…not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes…

Religious Education Notes                                           5/26/17 Dear Old Ship, Here’s something from Proust’s seven-volume work, Remembrance of Things Past (or In Search of Lost Time).   The only true voyage of discovery, the only fountain of Eternal Youth, would be not to visit strange lands but … Continue reading

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Banding Together

Religious Education Notes                                           3/26/17 Dear Old Ship, Earlier this year, I wrote: This year, based on the interest and initiative of the Youth themselves, they will be travelling to Immokalee, FL on the April school vacation week.  Through the UU … Continue reading

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The Weight of a Snowflake

The Weight Of A Snowflake –  origin unknown “Tell me the weight of a snowflake,” a sparrow asked a wild dove. “Nothing more than nothing,” was the answer. “In that case I must you tell a marvelous story,” the sparrow said. … Continue reading

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Teaching prayer

Religious Education Notes                                           1/27/17 Dear Old Ship, On any given Sunday at Old Ship there is a lot of learning going on…and a lot of teaching… Volunteers offer their time and their hearts and do their best… I interrupt when … Continue reading

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Activism

hi teachers and committee folks… i worked on our bulletin board yesterday… it is now overflowing with art,  posters, and quotes, produced in support of the Women’s Marches that will be happening in Washington D.C. and all over the country … Continue reading

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