Past Worship Services & Sermons

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Sunday, January 12, 2020: "TEACHINGS ON THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH AND MEANING FROM THE WORLD'S WISDOM TRADITIONS"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan
Worship Associate: Sarah Craig

To paraphrase the Declaration of Independence, "When in the course of human development it becomes necessary for one person to become individually responsible for one's own life decisions, a decent respect for the safety and happiness of self and all requires that one take up one's own search for truth and meaning."

This is the stage of life that some start as they begin puberty or young adulthood, or some much later, as they ponder how to raise their children or contribute to their society or care for Earthkind.  And some, never.

How helpful has the guidance of the world's wisdom traditions been in your search for truth and meaning?  (And for a later date, how helpful has your own direct experience been in finding truth and meaning.)


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Sunday, January 5, 2020: "PREPARING FOR EPIPHANY: What Do You Expect?"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan
Worship Associate: Paul Craig

Our congregation was founded on the Day of Epiphany, January 5, 1915, with a dream for a church that was "less rigid in its doctrines than those prevalent here in St. Petersburg."   And it came to be - as have many unexpected things in the last 100 years.

On this Epiphany Sunday, January 5, 2020, with what dreams do we as individuals and as a congregation begin the new year and new decade?  If epiphany is the name for unexpected revelations, what unexpected things are you expecting?  Are you ready?

 


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Sunday, December 29, 2019: "Music, Poetry and Meditation"
Time: 10:30am

Speaker: Jon Arterton

This Sunday’s service will have a different format than our usual services. It will feature the singing of chants, a guided meditation, the mesmerizing sound of Travis Lacey’s Chinese gong, and the reading of some wonderful poems by Mary Oliver, Rumi and others – all this to mark the end of the year and to honor the new one.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019: "CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE - Readings, Lessons and Carols"
Time: 6:00pm
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

What happens when new light enters your world?  

Co-Facilitator: Rev. Alisun Donovan


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Sunday, December 22, 2019: "WHO IS TO SHINE LIGHT FOR WHOM? On Your Direct Experience with Acceptance and Spiritual Encouragement"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan
Worship Associate: Sarah Craig

Some people show a great capacity to generously accept others and graciously encourage their spiritual well-being.  This is an innate potential in human nature, but is it often developed?  What has been your direct personal experience with acceptance and spiritual encouragement?   Have you ever wished you had more?