Past Worship Services & Sermons

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Sunday, July 23, 2017: "We Are Many, We Are One."
Time: 10:30am
Worship Leader: Susan Burnore

Speakers: Steven and Sherry Benton

Steve and Sherry will share their own journeys and thoughts on how we are all connected in this latest installment of our “Journeys” services.  


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Sunday, July 16, 2017: "HOW TO IMPROVE THE GOSPEL"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

First, what really was the Gospel - the good news? 

Second, is there something missing from the Gospel as it is written that could redeem it from Midnight Clear laments like "beneath the angel strain have rolled two thousand years of wrong" - to redeem it from Yeatsian Second Coming prophecy like "Now I know that twenty centuries of stony sleep were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle, And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?"

Troubling stuff.  Wintry stuff.  Best to tackle this renovation now, in the summer, while the light is still good.  This, by the way, is what Unitarians and Universalists think about on vacation.  Come bring your ideas on what the Gospel is and how, if possible, to improve it.

 


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Sunday, July 9, 2017: "I Don't Know"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Karen Day
Worship Leader: Paul Burnore

In the Sanctuary:

Pondering how humility and mystery can guide us in the task of developing a 'Beloved Community' with friends and strangers.

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Sunday, July 2, 2017: "REFLECTIONS ON LIBERTY, LOYALTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS: What Faith Can Make It Real?"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

On this Independence Day Sunday, I think it is proper to study independence, though it's a very big topic. Narrowing it down, it seems to me that one key ingredient of freedom is having a mind and heart of your own in good relationship with all the minds and hearts of earthkind.  So this morning, this will be where we conclude our year-long Sunday Service theme on our Beliefs - our understandings of life, of how to live it, and of what authority we are loyal to.

The sources we explored included our own direct experience, the words and deeds of others, and the wisdom traditions of the world - religious, philosophical, mythic, and scientific.  The final source and resource we have is our own personal reflections, our own creative synthesis of all we've gleaned from life and learning.

May our reflections add a new dimension to the life and liberty we need to happily pursue happiness.


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Sunday, June 25, 2017: "Celebrating the Rainbow, Soul Searching and More"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Sabine von Aulock

Join us in Gilmour Hall from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. for a pancake breakfast benefiting UU's Helping People's Friday Night Picnic for People in Need. We will then remain for coffee and conversation during our Cafe Rainbow service. UUSP became a "Welcoming Congregation" in 2012. While this community has a large heart, some of us are still unsure of their place at our 'table.' Listen to personal stories, share yours, and let's look at possible steps we can take to truly embrace our LGBTQ friends and family who cross our threshold.