Past Worship Services & Sermons

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Sunday, September 9, 2018: "CONSIDER THE SOURCE: What is the Influence of the Beginner's Mind on You?"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

Worship Associate: Sarah Craig
 

And so now the new church year begins - along with Rosh Hashanah (September 9), beginning the Jewish New Year with the High Holy Days - along with Labor Day marking the return to work and school after summer vacations -along with our Sunday service marking our new beginnings with our annual Ingathering Service, celebrating with our traditional Water Communion ceremony (created and introduced by the UU Women's Federation decades ago). 

We invite all to help mark our Ingathering and reconnecting for the new church year by bringing a tiny bit of water representing the oceans, lakes, streams or faucets from where you spent some time this summer.  Our Water Communion ceremony is a few moments to pour in our gathered waters and to name the interconnected sources and spirits they represent.

The basic purpose of our church, one might say, is to be an on-going community that helps us and all people grow spiritually, that is, in understanding of life and caring for it.  Our pastor's Sunday sermons mainly focus on our potentials and how they may be fulfilled from the beginning of life through its end.  Today's sermon asks what is the connection between our Source and our potentials.

 


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Sunday, September 2, 2018: "Educators Inspire"
Time: 10:30am
Guest Speaker:
John Motter
Ruth Bentley

Worship Leader: Bill Motter

Worship Associate:  Steve Benton

 

Two reflections on the inspiration of educators.

 

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Sunday, August 26, 2018: "BELIEVING IN EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan
Guest Speaker: Amy Weintraub

Worship Associate: Sarah Craig

Nationally, this Sunday is Women's Equality Sunday.  Why is "Women's Equality" an issue?   How is it a religiously spiritual issue?  Is it important to you?  Do we need to do something?  Do you?  Members of the League of Women Voters, Planned Parenthood, and Progress Florida will join us for this service.  Progress Florida advocate and lobbyist Amy Weintraub and Rev. Jack Donovan will give presentations in recognition of the day, with further explorations after the service among those gathered.


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Sunday, August 19, 2018: "Journeys Inspire"
Time: 10:30am
Worship Leader: Paul Craig

Worship Associate:  Susan Burnore

This Sunday's service continues our popular Journeys series, with Andy Bragg and Karen Coale sharing their own paths.  Andy will talk about the long and winding road that led him to our door, and Karen will talk about what she has learned about white privilege along her way.  

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Sunday, August 12, 2018: "Kids Inspire Us!"
Time: 10:30am
Worship Leader: Karen Day

Worship Associate:  Michael Pohl

 

We will celebrate the wisdom and magic of our children and youth and their Hogwarts adventure this summer. 

EVERYONE is invited to bring a book bag, briefcase or backpack for the Blessing of the Bags! As we go off to school or work or our place in the world that we are grateful to be connected in the ‘interdependent web of all existence.’  ALL school age children and youth will join us for the service.

 

Nursery care will be provided 10:15am to noon in Conway.

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