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

Religious Education Notes                                           11/17/16 Dear Old Ship, This spring, our Youth Group will be travelling for the fourth time; carrying the name and the work of Old Ship Church out into the wider world once again. For the newer Old … Continue reading

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Religious Education Notes 10/21/16

Dear Old Ship, This is what the Boston Globe had to say in advance of HONK! : “BRASS AND MORE For 11 years, the Honk! Festival of Activist Street Bands has been marching through the streets of Somerville and surrounding areas to promote an appreciation … Continue reading

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Newsletters and Legos

Religious Education Notes                                                           9/23/16 Dear Old Ship, It’s newsletter time again… I really don’t like newsletter time… Blank slate… Blank mind…An old writer’s trick is to go find something else to do… something that won’t take long… and hope … Continue reading

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Big Rocks

Religious Education Notes                                                            8/29/16 Dear Old Ship, I am so ready to start the church year! So ready. My summer has been filled with sunshine… swimming… travel… learning… excitement…and yes, even a few hours in the … Continue reading

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Confederate Flag 2 – How to Talk to Small Children about Racism: Celebrating Bree Newsome

Last night, our family ate dinner with another family, and their kid had seen a video of Bree Newsome taking down the confederate flag. Yesterday, I wrote a satire post for adults about the confede… Source: Confederate Flag 2 – … Continue reading

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Religious Education Notes                                  4/24/16 Dear Old Ship, What a day we had today!     Sunday, April 24th…     Earth Day, 2016… It was the kind of day you want to save in a scrap book… to buoy your spirits on those days … Continue reading

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Religious Education Notes 11/25/15

Religious Education Notes                                  11/25/15 Dear Old Ship, Sometimes I think, the only thing I have to offer the world is truth… but I have limited access to truth… and limited understanding of it. One thing I do have access … Continue reading

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Religious Education Notes 9/24/15

Religious Education Notes                                        9/24/15   Dear Old Ship, Looking for inspiration this morning, I’ve been listening to “Hands” by Jewel… Some of you probably know it… Many of you probably don’t… But it is a beautiful song, with an … Continue reading

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Religious Education Notes 8/26/15

Dear Old Ship, The world gives us lots of messages about being careful, and polite, and using our inside voices… but Annie Dillard reminds us that sometimes, what’s called for is “the extravagant gesture”. I like to think this is something … Continue reading

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R.E. NOTES – April 30, 2015

Dear Old Ship, I know it’s only April, but I’ve been starting to think about the winding-up of Sunday school year… sigh… BUT there are still some very cool things coming up: May 31st (Sunday) – Children’s Chapel – Join … Continue reading

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