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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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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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