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A Halloween History

, the word Samhain being Old Irish for “summer’s end”.  Incidentally Samhain was the beginning of the Keltic year, the Keltic new year. Although our information about the Keltic Samhain celebration is limited, we do know that the celebration was what modern anthropologists call a “liminal” event.  It was a boundary, threshold, a “period in … Continued

Feeding the Spirit

Feeding the Spirit by the Rev. Peter Connolly Presented at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bowling Green, KY, on November 18, 2012 Most of us have been on a flight on one of the major airlines in the past ten years. If you have, and you’ve listened closely to the flight attendant’s instructions for what … Continued

The Myth of Thanksgiving

 The Myth of Thanksgiving by Rev. Peter Connolly A Sermon offered at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bowling Green, KY, on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2009 This is the story of how the Pilgrims came from England in 1620, celebrated the first Thanksgiving and become the first Americans—except they didn’t. This is the story of … Continued