Category Archives: 2012 Phoenix (Youth Pilgrimage)

Day 04 – Salt Lake City, UT to Zion National Park, UT

Sunday 06/17/12 (Editorial Note:  Thank you for your patience in waiting to vicariously finish our trip!  It was difficult finding both time to write and an internet connection during our travels, and it has been a busy summer for me … Continue reading

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Day 03 – Yellowstone National Park, WY to Salt Lake City, UT

Saturday 06/16/12 COLD! Oh, so cold!  For all of us, our sleep was fitful through the night as we huddled, shivering, in our sleeping bags.  The temperatures continued to drop through the night, until at dawn it was 30 degrees … Continue reading

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Day 02 – Rapid City, SD to Yellowstone National Park, WY

Friday 06/15/12 I’m sitting in the large van, en route to Sheridan, Wyoming.  In the back, the youth are chattering and laughing, largely because Nolan, Bas, and Conner are playing “King Kong,” pretending Nolan’s head is the Empire State Building … Continue reading

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Out-of-Order Update

Hello from Phoenix! I have so much to tell you about our travels over the past five days — freezing temperatures, a runaway semi, a gorgeous mountain picnic, another incredibly awesome homestay, breathtaking red cliffs, multiple wild animals, and a … Continue reading

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Day 01 – Wayzata, MN to Rapid City, SD

Thursday 06/14/12 Greetings, dear reader! Our Pilgrimage to Phoenix is on the road!  I write to you from Rapid City, South Dakota.  It has been a long day indeed.  My alarm went off at 5:45am this morning, and I was … Continue reading

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What Is a Pilgrimage, Anyway?

When I first suggested that our youth trip to the 2012 UU General Assembly in Phoenix, Arizona be called a “pilgrimage,” I’ll admit I had to figuratively gird up my loins to even say that word in public — and, no less, … Continue reading

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Charge to the Pilgrims

Charge to the Pilgrims The youth were asked to assemble in front of the pulpit, facing the congregation as these words were read to them.  Following the charge, we performed a Laying On of Hands ceremony, where the youth were … Continue reading

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