Past Worship Services & Sermons

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Sunday, April 8, 2018: "MUSIC AS WORSHIP"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Nic Filzen
Worship Leader: Nic Filzen

Worship Associate: Patti Hanks

This Sunday is our annual Music Sunday, where the UUSP Choir presents a major choral work as the "readings" and "sermon" of the service.  This year's piece is Seven Poems of Robert Bridges by Gerald Finzi.  Come and let the beauty of Bridges' poetry and Finzi's music transport you to a place of peace, hope, and joy.  In addition, we're fortunate to have several church youth help with the service!

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Sunday, April 1, 2018: "COMMUNITY, SACRIFICE, AND FULFILLMENT #1: Is There Time for Family?"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan
Worship Leader: Heather Jones

As you grow in the stages of life where you have choices in your allocation of your time, what allocation are you giving to family, and how is that influencing the development of your human spiritual potentials?


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Sunday, March 25, 2018: "To Dwell Together"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Karen Day
Worship Leader: Karen Day

Worship Associate:  Paul Craig

 

How we dwell together can transform us, or maybe it already has. We will dedicate babies and dance into possibilities and realities of dwelling together in our world today.

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Sunday, March 18, 2018: "Liberal Gratitude"
Time: 10:30am
Worship Leader: Susan Burnore

Speaker:  Rev. Bud Murphy, retired

Worship Associate: Bill Motter

 

This week's service focuses on what liberal religion is and why we're grateful for it.  We'll also have some fun with a 'shaggy dog story' and some inspiration from gorgeous music by Teresa Ancaya and Terri Vernon.  Everyone is invited to stay after the service for the Tinstaafl luncheon.  You'll have to come to find out what that is!

 

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Sunday, March 11, 2018: "RESPONSIBILITY AND PERSONAL CULTIVATION #2: Is Culture For You or Against You? And Your Response?"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

You could say that our Inner Natures develop within Outer Nature through different stages of growth and responsibility.  At some point, it seems, a lot of us find a need to ask, Is (our) culture for us or against us?  National Womens' History Month has made that question hugely pressing, as has Black History Month and Pride Week and Labor Day.  Each of us, it seems, has reason to ask that question.  Perhaps Tina Fey's Bossypants has a response.  Perhaps Confucius' Great Communion or Thoreau's Walden or Exodus's Great Covenant.  Maybe Grow Gainesville's Melissa DeSa, the seed whisperer, has a response  Maybe we need to.


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