Past Worship Services & Sermons

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Sunday, October 14, 2018: "AMERICAN CIVILIZATION: DO YOU THINK THAT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA? The Effect of American Culture on Your Spiritual Potential"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

Worship Associate:  Susan Burnore

The times they are a'changin'.  Just look at the clock - no, the digital one ticking off milliseconds faster than sand through an egg-timing hour glass.  What is calling the shots?  Whose side is it on?  Is there a cost for not knowing?

What is the effect of American culture on your spiritual potential?


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Sunday, October 7, 2018: "ARE THE TAOISTS RIGHT - Your Culture is Your Enemy?"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

Worship Associate: Sarah Craig

 

What is our culture, or yours?  Where did it come from and where is it trending?  How has it influenced who you are or can be - and will it continue all life long - and what does it matter?  Do all cultures have the same influence?  Is the Taoist idea valid, that cultural accretions constrict and corrode the precious natural you?


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Sunday, September 30, 2018: "Ten Year Vision"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Karen Day

Worship Associate: Nazeriah Allen

How do we make our visions of the future come to pass? If our central practice is love, what do we do when we don’t know what to do? We’ll look at our Universalist history and science fiction for some guidance.

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Sunday, September 23, 2018: "TURNING AND TURNING: Can You Influence the Moral Arc of the Universe?"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

Worship Associate: Sherry Benton

 

Today UUSP will host the Interfaith Community of Tampa Bay in recognizing World Peace Day as begun by the United Nations on September 21, 1982.  We are also at the autumn equinox, bringing balance to days, nights, and weather, and marking the beginning of harvests and bounty in many parts of the world - all auspicious ingredients for peace.

Our service this morning will offer the question of whether we can bend the arced Source of our potentials toward a just and moral peace.  In other words, can we grow enough in faith and love - understanding and caring - for justice and peace to have a chance?


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Sunday, September 16, 2018: "BEING OFF KILTER: Did Something Influence Our Source from the Beginning?"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

Worship Associate: Patti Hanks

We are approaching Yom Kippur, the conclusion of Judaism's High Holy Days (September 18) with which the Jewish New Year begins.  Also we are approaching the anniversary (September 17) of the establishment of the U.S. Constitution with its goal of forming "a more perfect Union."  

In the spirit of those great traditions and our own tradition of seeking growth in understanding of life and in caring for it, this Sunday's theme continues with exploration of our potentials and what forces besides our Source might have influenced them from the beginning and may continue to do so, for better or worse.


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