Past Worship Services & Sermons

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Sunday, November 18, 2018: "TRANSCENDING MYSTERY, TRANSFORMING PROPHECY: On Influencing Your Ancestral Influences"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

Worship Associate:  Sherry Benton
 

Aren't you sometimes amazed that humankind still exists, given how slowly - and often perversely - we mature and learn?  We inherit the wind from so many who have blown themselves and others to kingdom come - winners of Darwin Awards for cleansing the gene pool - servitude to killer eagles and gobbling turkeys, making evolution wonder if good taste can ever be served.  Are there not ways to influence the windy current of your ancestral lineage so you may soar?

The Covenant of Congregations in the Unitarian Universalist Association calls us to draw upon our direct experiences of transcending  mystery and the transforming influences of prophetic women and men.  So many treasures and heroes among the mysteries and prophecies from our personal ancestral lineages - and also so many handicaps and handicappers.  Can what influences us from our ancestral past be influenced by us to serve our still greater visions?


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Sunday, November 11, 2018: "BOO WHO? THE SPELL OF YOUR ANCESTORS ON YOUR SPIRIT"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

Worship Associate:  Sarah Craig

Dreams and psychology tell us we all have ancestral ghosts in our basements who, with their moans of pain and pleasure, still influence our everyday ways.  Can we safely and/or usefully get to know them?  Perhaps it depends on what you mean by safe, and useful.


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Sunday, November 4, 2018: "GOT FREE WILL? How Does Human Pedigree Influence Human Fulfillment?"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

Worship Associate:  Steven Benton

Each of us has a genealogy or ancestral heritage.  How do they influence who we each "turn out to be?"


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Sunday, October 28, 2018: "How Animals Bless Us - In Our Families, In the Wild, or On the Farm!"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Susan Burnore

Worship Associate:  Steven Benton

 

Your well-behaved pets are welcome at this annual service to celebrate animals in our lives.  And costumes are welcome on people and pets to celebrate Halloween!  

Patti Hanks will reflect on what she's learned from her puppy, and Susan Burnore and Steve Benton add thoughts on wild animals and farm animals.

Since we will have kids of all ages and pets of all kinds in the entire time, we'll aim for a shorter service.  We will not share Joys and Concerns during the service, so if you have a bit of news that the congregation needs to know about, please contact Rev. Jack or Susan Burnore.

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Sunday, October 21, 2018: "CAN YOU GET OUTSIDE THE BOX OF YOUR MIND: Influencing Your Culture's Influence on Your Soul and Spirit"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

Worship Associate:  Sarah Craig

Dr. Frankenstein's man could not get outside the box of his mind, especially because of the outposts others had in it.  Did Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley treat our gothic world to any transcendental hope?  What about you this trick-sated Halloween election season?