Category Archives: Worship

CF100: 2016 09 18 – Mosques & Understanding

Each week, the Orlando Sentinel asks two questions of 100 community leaders in Central Florida. Those with access to the online Sentinel can read all of this week’s 100-word responses when there are published online,  usually late Saturday. For those … Continue reading

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Call to Prayer

Jetlag and excitement provided me the opportunity to hear the first Muslim Call to Prayer of the day (at 3:40 am, an hour and 20 minutes before sunrise). Our room has a Qur’an and a prayer rug. On the plane … Continue reading

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What’s Your Question?

Yesterday was the annual Question Box service. Titled, What’s Your Question?, it was described this way: This morning Rev. Kathy will use the time typically dedicated to the sermon to address questions from the congregation. Everyone will have an opportunity … Continue reading

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After the Day After

After leading worship, I, like many others, reflect on what I might have done differently. Actually, such insights often come while I am still in the middle of a service. Usually, there is nothing to do but file the learning … Continue reading

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Brahma-Vihara or Heavenly Abodes

In worship last Sunday, I talked about equanimity,  one of the 4 Brahma-Vihara in the Buddhist tradition. Several questions after the service made me think that more than one person would appreciate having the list. Here it is, with descriptions of … Continue reading

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We Needn’t Fear the Darkness

We Needn’t Fear the Darkness Rev. Kathy Schmitz, Solstice 2010 First Unitarian Church of Orlando, FL We rail against the darkness, light our fires, dance and shout. And yet… We needn’t fear the darkness. It has its own purpose. It … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Planning

Once upon a time, a member of a congregation I was serving asked me “Why did you have to talk about Jesus in the service?”  I replied that if we were going to have Christmas Eve services, I thought it … Continue reading

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