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1 IN TEN EASY STEPS Living a UU Life

2 Olympia Brown 1835-1926

3 Michael Servetus 1511-1553

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5 Frances Ellen Watkins Harper 1825 - 1911 “All my yearning spirit craves, Is bury me not in a land of slaves.”

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7 Toribio Quimada 1930? - 1988

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10 IN TEN EASY STEPS Living a UU Life

11 How do you do UU?

12 Ten Steps of a Balanced UU Life Speak your truth Get in touch with the Big-ness of the universe Get a chalice and light it regularly Affirm the worth and dignity of yourself and others Practice Virtue Commit to a UU congregation Converse with someone who isn’t Matter Honor the Sabbath and keep it holy Make a Pilgrimage

13 Ten Steps of a Balanced UU Life Speak your truth Get in touch with the Big-ness of the universe Get a chalice and light it regularly Affirm the worth and dignity of yourself and others Practice Virtue Commit to a UU congregation Converse with someone who isn’t Matter Honor the Sabbath and keep it holy Make a Pilgrimage

14 Step One: Speak Your Truth

15 Speak Your Truth Say it out loud Make a timeline of your religious history Cherish your doubts Thisibelieve.org Go to a UU congregation Speak your truth to a good listener

16 Ten Steps of a Balanced UU Life Speak your truth Get in touch with the Big-ness of the universe Get a chalice and light it regularly Affirm the worth and dignity of yourself and others Practice Virtue Commit to a UU congregation Converse with someone who isn’t Matter Honor the Sabbath and keep it holy Make a Pilgrimage

17 Step Two: Get in Touch with the Big-ness of the Universe

18 Kurt Vonnegut 1922 - 2007

19 Get in Touch with the Wow!!! Of the Universe Go for a walk Surround yourself with story Cook a meal Exercise Meditate Fall in Love a Little Every Day

20 Ten Steps of a Balanced UU Life Speak your truth Get in touch with the Big-ness of the universe Get a chalice and light it regularly Affirm the worth and dignity of yourself and others Practice Virtue Commit to a UU congregation Converse with someone who isn’t Matter Honor the Sabbath and keep it holy Make a Pilgrimage

21 Step Three: Get a Chalice and Light it Regularly

22 Light a Chalice with… A moment of silence Read a reading Say one thing you’re grateful for Just say what’s on your mind

23 Ten Steps of a Balanced UU Life Speak your truth Get in touch with the Big-ness of the universe Get a chalice and light it regularly Affirm the worth and dignity of yourself and others Practice Virtue Commit to a UU congregation Converse with someone who isn’t Matter Honor the Sabbath and keep it holy Make a Pilgrimage

24 Step Four: Affirm the Worth and Dignity of Yourself and Others

25 Affirm the Worth and Dignity of Yourself and Others Treat each person as important Practice ethical eating Loving kindness meditation Spend five minutes thinking about someone else Offer hospitality See every person as a possible Messiah

26 Ten Steps of a Balanced UU Life Speak your truth Get in touch with the Big-ness of the universe Get a chalice and light it regularly Affirm the worth and dignity of yourself and others Practice Virtue Commit to a UU congregation Converse with someone who isn’t Matter Honor the Sabbath and keep it holy Make a Pilgrimage

27 Step Five: Practice Virtue

28 Practice Virtue Random acts of kindness and senseless beauty Give away a regular amount Cherish the opportunity for an apology Cultivate gratitude Name the virtues you want

29 Ten Steps of a Balanced UU Life Speak your truth Get in touch with the Big-ness of the universe Get a chalice and light it regularly Affirm the worth and dignity of yourself and others Practice Virtue Commit to a UU congregation Converse with someone who isn’t Matter Honor the Sabbath and keep it holy Make a Pilgrimage

30 Step Six: Commit to a Unitarian Universalist Congregation

31 Commit to a UU Congregation Join a UU congregation Make a pledge Teach our children well Turn it outward Give the “Extra 10”

32 Ten Steps of a Balanced UU Life Speak your truth Get in touch with the Big-ness of the universe Get a chalice and light it regularly Affirm the worth and dignity of yourself and others Practice Virtue Commit to a UU congregation Converse with someone who isn’t Matter Honor the Sabbath and keep it holy Make a Pilgrimage

33 Step Seven: Converse with Someone who Isn’t

34 Converse with Someone who Isn’t Get to know your neighbors Attend cultural days Consciously speak about difference Interview an elder Sit next to someone you don’t know

35 Ten Steps of a Balanced UU Life Speak your truth Get in touch with the Big-ness of the universe Get a chalice and light it regularly Affirm the worth and dignity of yourself and others Practice Virtue Commit to a UU congregation Converse with someone who isn’t Matter Honor the Sabbath and keep it holy Make a Pilgrimage

36 Step Eight: Matter

37 Matter Seek relational power Join a covenant group Write a letter Make time for your relationships Find people who are already helping, and join in

38 Ten Steps of a Balanced UU Life Speak your truth Get in touch with the Big-ness of the universe Get a chalice and light it regularly Affirm the worth and dignity of yourself and others Practice Virtue Commit to a UU congregation Converse with someone who isn’t Matter Honor the Sabbath and keep it holy Make a Pilgrimage

39 Step Nine: Honor the Sabbath and Keep it Holy

40 Honor the Sabbath

41 Ten Steps of a Balanced UU Life Speak your truth Get in touch with the Big-ness of the universe Get a chalice and light it regularly Affirm the worth and dignity of yourself and others Practice Virtue Commit to a UU congregation Converse with someone who isn’t Matter Honor the Sabbath and keep it holy Make a Pilgrimage

42 Step Ten: Make a Pilgrimage

43 Make a Pilgrimage to… General Assembly & District Meetings Another UU congregation A place you come from As far as you can walk A goodness expedition

44 Ten Steps of a Balanced UU Life Speak your truth Get in touch with the Big-ness of the universe Get a chalice and light it regularly Affirm the worth and dignity of yourself and others Practice Virtue Commit to a UU congregation Converse with someone who isn’t Matter Honor the Sabbath and keep it holy Make a Pilgrimage

45 “ “We Forgive ourselves and each other, we begin again in love”

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47 IN TEN EASY STEPS Living a UU Life


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