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Wrong Nancy Dean?

Rev. Nancy Dean D.


Oneness Vermont

Direct Phone: (802) ***-****       

Oneness Vermont

Background Information

Employment History

Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek

Meadville Lombard Winter Institute

The Oneness Experience

Unitarian Universalist Community Church

Vermont neighbor


Metaphysical Ministers degree

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Oneness Vermont - Oneness Facilitators

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Anne Dean  (Oneness Trainer) Anne's Oneness Blessing events:  Meditation and Oneness Blessings - Every Tuesday at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 6 Church St. Woodstock, VT from 5:15 to 6:15 PM.    Oneness Blessing Gathering - the third or fourth Sunday of each month at the Woodstock Center for Alternative Healing at 472 Woodstock Road, West Woodstock, VT from 1:00 - 2:30 PM.       Anne's greatest love is to teach and facilitate others through their healing process.  Because she has been through her own healing crisis, she brings valuable experience to assist others through theirs.  She has been in the field of energy healing for over 20 years.  She has studied and practiced many forms of energy work during this time and presently offers Oneness Blessings, Awakenings and Soul Memory Discovery work.  Anne has taught and facilitated workshops on the Awakening process both Nationally and Internationally.  She has a Masters in Metaphysics, a degree in Metaphysical Ministry and is a certified Pastoral Counselor. Anne enjoys giving Oneness Blessings over the phone and travels throughout New England to give Oneness Blessings to individuals and small groups.  Anne is happy to share any one of these options with you. email or call 802-457-3889.

UUSMC - Sermons

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Visit HERE for Minister Nancy Dean's most recent 2009-2010 sermons.

Here you can view the text of past sermons. What you will miss is the energy and enthusiasm of our minister as she delivered these sermons. Also, the tradition in our church is to take comments and questions from the congregation at the end of each sermon. To witness these discussions, you will have to visit us!
Please note that all sermons posted on this web site are the sole property of Rev. Nancy D. Dean. All rights reserved.

Responses from Unitarian Universalists

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— Carol A. Taylor, Dean and Chair of Meadville Lombard Winter Institute

Rev. Nancy D. Dean, Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek, DE

Religious Institute

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Rev. Nancy D. Dean, Unitarian Universalist, Hockessin, DE

delawareonline ¦ The News Journal ¦ Sacrifice, sip by sip

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Nancy Dean's 30-day fast is a sign of support for U.S. soldiers, and of disgust with government's actions.

Nancy Dean was feeling decadent.She sipped seltzer water.
An invocation was in order.Dean, the minister at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek, had been summoned to the Gold Ballroom of the Hotel du Pont to deliver a blessing April 1 at the 2006 Common Wealth Awards before consumption began.She enjoyed her bubbly water and left before the arrival of Viennese desserts.
Dean, a tall woman in her mid-50s with an average build, delights in the communal nature of food.
Her invocation, though, fell on Day 13 of her self-imposed 30-day fast.From March 20 through April 19, nothing would touch her stomach but water.
The short answer to the obvious question -- why? -- is Iraq.
Dean decided to mark the third anniversary of the American-led invasion of Iraq with a demonstration against "what I see as an increasingly unethical administration," she says."Because ethics is the foundation of my faith.It isn't something I take lightly."
At its March 19 service, she quietly told her congregation of her fast.She did so after leading the segment called "Joys and Sorrows," during which people can share such thoughts before lighting a candle.Dean spoke of her respect for the American soldiers who have risked or lost their lives in Iraq.As a sign of support for them and of her disgust with the government's handling of the war, she said, she would fast for 30 days.
Sunlight shot across the sanctuary as Dean lit a candle.
Dean first fasted as a college student in 1969, when she spent a week without food to protest the war in Vietnam.And for at least the past 15 years, during annual spiritual retreats, she has fasted for one to two weeks.
Before she began, her doctor tested her blood.He is kept aware of her progress, but Dean checks her own blood pressure every two to three days.
She drinks one to three quarts of water per day, sipping throughout.The first couple of days, she felt miserable.She was hungry.Her head ached.
The fog cleared by the fourth day.Fasting burns carbohydrates within a day, then moves on to muscles for protein and taps into fat reserves.
Although experts say fasting has not been proven to cleanse the body of toxins, Dean and others who fast claim feelings of mental and spiritual clarity after going without food.
Meanwhile, Dean's usual daily allotment of four miles, walked fast, has become two miles, strolled.On Day 19, she looks healthy.She's lost about 19 pounds, or about a pound a day.That's normal for her.When she returns to her usual eating habits, she'll gain it back.
She'll do so slowly.Breaking a fast can be more troublesome than holding to one.
Dean learned that several years ago.Ten days into what was to have been a 14-day fast, she prepared a turkey sandwich for her husband.It found her stomach.She grew ill.Her body, accustomed to the absence of food, needed time to readjust.
"Midnight of the 19th," Dean says, "I probably will be looking for a glass of tomato juice."
A 30-day fast, she says, restricts her for 60 days.And although the sight of food can stir her want, she feels no hunger in the presence of no food.
"When you have the discipline to turn away from food," she says, "your body gets cleansed in a lot of ways, but your mind really gets clear, too.
Dean, the hungry minister, has a son.He interrupted college to join the Air Force within weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks.Adam was among the crew on a cargo plane that transported people and equipment into Afghanistan and Iraq.He safely returned in 2004 and went back to school.
Her nephew, a National Guard reservist, wasn't so lucky.A rocket-propelled grenade hit his vehicle, severely injuring his right leg.
And so Dean fasts, "a tiny penance for the mistakes we are making in this war."
Dean doesn't claim that her entire congregation feels the war is wrong.When she lit the candle after announcing her fast, she asked those present not to agree with her but to keep her in their thoughts.
No one approached her with a negative comment.
People like Robertson can't help but think about her sacrifice each time he sits for a meal.
"It really makes me think about the world," he says."What's going on.How people are affected, and how people aren't affected."
One week after her invocation at Hotel du Pont, Dean roasted a turkey and delivered a blessing at her church's annual Fellowship Dinner.She did not eat.
"Maybe for my own well-being I downplay the difficulty of it," she says.

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