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Forum: Spirituality   02-14-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,210
Posted By ziggy
Did anybody's church do something for Standing...

Did anybody's church do something for Standing On the Side of LOVE Sunday?  We had a service focused on immigration and access to education.  It was a little overly political for my tastes but a...
Forum: Spirituality   01-18-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,210
Posted By ziggy
Due to a myriad of just icky life situations it...

Due to a myriad of just icky life situations it looks like I'll be moving to Boston (form Maine) pretty soon.  I'm trying really hard to find positives here.
 
Positive: I will have a church...
Forum: Spirituality   11-29-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,080
Posted By ziggy
Singin_Angel - I get where you are.  I don't...

Singin_Angel - I get where you are.  I don't have any children but aside from that our situations are similar.  I'm 23, and until I left our congregation I was the only person in their 20s.  Our...
Forum: Spirituality   10-14-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,080
Posted By ziggy
I gave this speech on Monday at a National...

I gave this speech on Monday at a National Coming Out Day Rally

My name is Andy and in addition to being a representative of The Trevor Project I also wear a lot of other shirts. I am...
Forum: Spirituality   08-15-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,286
Posted By ziggy
I hadn't been to church in a long time except...

I hadn't been to church in a long time except for a couple of weddings and a funeral. I went to shul with my partner and her family every so often, but I was there for her, not for me.

But I...
Forum: Spirituality   08-11-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,286
Posted By ziggy
http://www.standingonthesideoflove.o...ed-in-prot...

http://www.standingonthesideoflove.o...ed-in-protest/ (http://www.standingonthesideoflove.org/blog/a-prayer-for-those-arrested-in-protest/)
Forum: Spirituality   08-11-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By ziggy
A reverend friend has this on her blog. I'm...

A reverend friend has this on her blog. I'm doing this from memory, so forgive me if it's a little off.

First, pick an opening. Spirit of Life, Name Unnamed, Beloved, Redeemer, God of Grace and...
Forum: Spirituality   08-11-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,286
Posted By ziggy
Check out all the blog posts with peoples'...

Check out all the blog posts with peoples' reflections - they are pretty awesome.

Also, there's a "Prayer for those arrested in protest" that was written by my former minister. You can get a...
Forum: Spirituality   08-01-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,286
Posted By ziggy
Hey folks! All of the people arrested for...

Hey folks!

All of the people arrested for protesting were released. Around ten clergy were arrested, and 4 were released at the same time as Peter Morales. I was there when they were arrested and...
Forum: Spirituality   07-28-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,286
Posted By ziggy
So I should NOT be awake right now. But...

So I should NOT be awake right now.

But tomorrow I fly out to Phoenix to protest the anti immigration bill with the Standing on the Side of Love campaign and i'm SO EXCITED.
...
Forum: Spirituality   04-23-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,161
Posted By ziggy
the board fired our minister. They said...

the board fired our minister.

They said that her ministry wasn't effective. Really, they just didn't like her.

I'm literally in tears. I don't think I can go back to the church.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-14-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,947
Posted By ziggy
I will say it's pretty easy to stumble on...

I will say it's pretty easy to stumble on things. I was looking for rainbow kippahs and found some interesting things.
Forum: Spirituality   04-13-2010, 02:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,161
Posted By ziggy
We light one candle, at the end of joys and...

We light one candle, at the end of joys and sorrows. The minister says "For all we have heard, and all that remains unspoken, I light this candle." And then we all say "thus do we weave our lives...
Forum: Spirituality   04-12-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,161
Posted By ziggy
The minister at our church feels like joys and...

The minister at our church feels like joys and sorrows isn't really "working." The same 4 or 5 people speak up, and they either say the same thing that they have been saying for months on end or...
Forum: Spirituality   04-11-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 468
Posted By ziggy
Of course, 2 minutes after I post this I finally...

Of course, 2 minutes after I post this I finally found it!

I just have it saved as "shalom day/night" which is clearly not the title. And I only have a snippit.

"We've come to the start of...
Forum: Spirituality   03-24-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,161
Posted By ziggy
Yeah, RJ is reform Judaism. I didn't have any...

Yeah, RJ is reform Judaism. I didn't have any mentors from my church (or, um, the state of Maine!). The only people that had mentors were the under-18 folks, who had to have somebody over 18 with...
Forum: Spirituality   03-24-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,161
Posted By ziggy
I just got back from a conference with 40 other...

I just got back from a conference with 40 other UU, UCC, and RJ youth and their mentors/allies. It was awesome to just be around other spiritual youth. We had a blast, learned a lot, and it was just...
Forum: Spirituality   03-21-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,161
Posted By ziggy
I'm having such an AMAZING time. Seriously....

I'm having such an AMAZING time. Seriously. Around 40 UU, UCC, RJ and other youth and adults discussion comprehensive sex ed? AMAZING. Tomorrow we lobby. Tonight we're alternating between all...
Forum: Spirituality   03-18-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,577
Posted By ziggy
I'm pretty excited right now. This weekend I'm...

I'm pretty excited right now. This weekend I'm going to this Sexuality Education and Advocacy Training conference put on by the Unitarian Universalist Association, the United Church of Christ and...
Forum: Spirituality   03-09-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By ziggy
Little prayer songs are fun. Look up the...

Little prayer songs are fun.

Look up the girlscout meal prayers. Like, this one, sung to the tune of the Addams family

"We thank you for the food Lord, for Mom and Dad* and you Lord, we thank...
Forum: Spirituality   03-08-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,050
Posted By ziggy
Bah'ai My best friend in Middle School and her...

Bah'ai
My best friend in Middle School and her family were Bah'ai

Christian--Protestant
All but one of the girls in the bible study group I go to

Christian--Catholic
The family I used to...
Forum: Spirituality   02-15-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,577
Posted By ziggy
I've gotten pretty involved. There aren't any...

I've gotten pretty involved. There aren't any small ministry groups but there are talks of starting some. And I do know some of the members really well. I generally get along with folks, I just feel...
Forum: Spirituality   02-15-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,577
Posted By ziggy
I got a couple of friends to try it once, but...

I got a couple of friends to try it once, but they made it pretty clear that they were going for me, not because they wanted to explore other religions.

I go every week and have been for about...
Forum: Spirituality   02-14-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,577
Posted By ziggy
Well, we live in Maine, so the white people...

Well, we live in Maine, so the white people thing is kind of a given. I mean, the fact that our minister is half-Indian is really about as diverse as we get.

But the age thing is really, really...
Forum: Spirituality   02-14-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,577
Posted By ziggy
Some days I really really wish there was anybody...

Some days I really really wish there was anybody else near my age in our congregation. I'm the youngest person there who isn't brought my their parents. There's a couple teenagers, a few in the...
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