Rev. Leslie Kee

Court of the Rising Spring

We work the magick of springtime on behalf of our beloved community. Empowered by love and compassion, we open our hearts, minds and spirits to rebirth, renewal and regeneration. Rev. Leslie Kee and Athne Machdane, service leaders.

As part of our UU Casper Care N Share Program, everyone is encouraged to bring cereal or household items through March to donate to Seton House. For household items suggestions, see the list on the Care N Share table in the sanctuary.

Mindfulness: All of the Above

MIND-FULL-NESS is an interesting term which, when you stop and think about it, begs several questions; what is it that causes our mind to be full? Is having a full mind a good thing? Was our mind full when we were born or does living-life fill it up? Or is mindfulness a process and not a cerebral collection of nouns, or perhaps it is nothing at all?

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…To Forgive, Divine

To freely ask for and offer forgiveness is to live from the most spiritually healthy and life-serving place anyone could ever wish for. There’s a reason for the longevity of that old saying, to err is human, to forgive divine, which is why Gandhi’s wisdom is so profound: “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.” 
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A Journey is Like…….

“One of my favorite analogies of living life is the image of a river. Water is the universal symbol of life and when it is flowing water, shaped and formed by the contours of a riverbed and everything else on it and in it, the possibilities to see similarities between it and living life are endless, “it must
swim for miles.”

When we think about the analogy, living life is like a journey on a river, it would be easy to fall into the uncomplicatedness of cliché. For me, a statement that is cliché is when the first response that comes to mind is, ‘well duh, everyone knows that.’ A somewhat cliched version of living life is like floating down a wide peaceful river – a river filled with edible fish, lined with flowers and trees, no serious rapids or waterfalls, no river bandits who want to rob you, clear storm-less weather, and plenty of resting places along the shoreline where fresh drinking water and edible vegetation are plentiful. The analogy is that life is a safe, fruitful, conflict-free experience – maybe a bit boring, but safe, unsurprising, and harmonious.

But if you are someone like for example, Mark Twain, maybe you’ll encounter a twist and soon we are listening to a story about a young white boy and his friend, an older black man, and their journey along an unpredictable, unforgiving river flowing through an unsafe land.z’

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Christmas Eve Service

Bring your family and friends to this special Christmas Eve service, featuring music from around the world! Those who wish to are encouraged to bring their favorite holiday cookies for a Cookie Exchange! Click on service title to see ways to say Merry Christmas in many languages!

Everyone is encouraged to bring a can of soup or other non-perishable food items to donate to Food for Thought to help fill weekend food bags distributed to school children in Natrona County.

The Spiritual Benefit of Letting Go

“Because every person is born into their humanness, and along with our humanness is our ability to heal ourselves – achieve the free flow of love and compassion that comes from the enlightened completely open heart – a state of being that is worthy of all our faith and trust.” Click on the service title to find the full text of Rev. Kee’s sermon.

Thank God or No God, Whichever the Case May Be

To be a part of a religious community such as this one, is to take seriously the responsibility inherent in processing and transforming the new knowledge born from experience and imagination. Instead of only living in the rejection of answers which no longer make sense to us, we have the ability to move out of … Continued

Care of the Soul with a Capital S

Thinking deeply and creatively about what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist in 2017 is the kind of soul work that creates the courageous spiritual honesty the larger world needs so desperately. Is our spiritual community a place where all souls can find acceptance and encouragement of their own spiritual journeys?

Kindness, Bah Humbug

Kindness, Bah Humbug August 6, 2017 A recent internet feature article on kindness had this to say, Small sweet gestures make the most difference on a daily basis. It’s easy to get so preoccupied with our own lives that we forget about others, but with just one simple act of kindness, we can change the … Continued