My dad was told last year that he had stage 4 head and neck cancer. He fought so bravely, wanting to live for his children, three of which are so young. He wanted to fight to live so badly for his family, but this year the cancer had taken a turn for the worse and he passed away. I’m making this gofundme, because we struggled so badly for 2 years. On top of my dad being diagnosed with cancer, my mom had a massive stroke about a month after his diagnosis. We were left financially crippled. I know this is a long shot, but I want to make sure my little sisters ( ages 1, 7, and 11) are secure with my mom (who is paralyzed from the right side of her body, leaving her unable to walk). I work, but I’m only 21 and it’s not anything near enough for them. I want them to know they will be safe for a couple of months, while we sort things out. I want to make sure my three little sisters, brother, mother, and myself aren’t homeless right after losing our father. I know this is asking for so much, but at this point we can’t even afford much of a funeral for him. All the money will be going to bills, food, and helping to secure their future. Anything will help, and if you can’t please keep my father and our family in your prayers
(someone reported my first campaign and i showed sufficient proof, including the death certificate which really sucked, but staff couldnt revive it and i had to make a new one :/ idk why someone did it in the first place instead of messaging me, this is for my family and i know its a very long shot but we need the help now more than ever)
These pocket-sized diaries (1866-1891) belonged to Universalist minister, missionary, and Civil War veteran Quillen Hamilton Shinn. They’re loaded with ministerial notes and daily musings. And they’re beautiful to look at!
Unitarian Universalism - Where all your answers are questioned.
Arguing with a Unitarian Universalist is like mud-wrestling a pig: Pretty soon you realize the pig likes it.
UUs address prayers, “To whom it may concern.”
UUs think the holy trinity is “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”
A guy goes to a UU service for the first time, and later is asked what he thought of it. “Darndest church I ever went to,” he replies, “the only time I heard the name of Jesus Christ was when the janitor fell down the stairs.”
A Unitarian Universalist was worried, and confided to another UU, “I want to invite a friend to the Sunday service, but our minister uses that J-word so much I’m afraid it will make my friend feel uncomfortable.” “When has our minister ever mentioned Jesus?” asked the other. “I meant ‘Justice’.”
A protestant Christian comes up to a Unitarian Universalist and says: “I hear that you allow all kinds of weirdos in your church, atheists, Buddhists, Pagans …” The UU answers: "We allow Christians too–we’re very open-minded.”
A missionary walked up to a Unitarian Universalist on the streetcorner and demanded, "Do you know what’s going to happen when you stand in judgment before God?” The UU responded, “She is going to have some big explaining to do.”
Q: Why are UUs the worst hymn singers? A: Because they’re always reading ahead to see if they agree with the next line.
Q: Why did the UU cross the road? A: To support the chicken in its search for its own path.
Q: How does a UU walk on water? A: She waits until winter.
Q: How many Unitarians does it take to change a light bulb? A: None; we accept the light bulb just the way it is.
Q: How many Unitarians does it take to change a light bulb? A: There is no fixed number, so let’s form a committee to decide!
Q: How many Unitarians does it take to change a light bulb? A: None; UUs aren’t afraid of being in the dark.
Q: How many Unitarians does it take to change a light bulb? A: We choose not to make a statement either in favor of or against the light bulb. However, if you have found in your own journey that light bulbs work for you, that is fine. You are invited to write a poem or compose a modern dance about your personal relationship with your light bulb and present it next month at our annual light bulb Sunday service in which we will explore a number of light bulb traditions, including incandescent, fluorescent, three- way, long-life, and tinted, all of which are equally valid paths to luminescence.
Give up being perfect. Don’t even try for it any more. Perfect is for Platonic ideals and marble statues. Be human instead. Be warm and fragile and earnest and mistaken. Love what you love without apology. Don’t worry about perfect – just be as human as you can possibly be.
Rev Gail Lindsay Marriner, Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe
i’ve been thinking so much about the future with no care for the present…i took a breather and read this and feel much better. take time to soak in your life and present before it passes you by. hope this calms and re-energizes you, like it did for me.