Past Worship Services & Sermons

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Sunday, January 20, 2019: "Resilience for All"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Karen Day
Guest Speaker: Margaret Benefiel

Worship Associate:  Pierre Williams

How do we find support and renewal to keep us going through hard times? Howard Thurman’s ‘sacred activism’ model of contemplation and community provided spiritual renewal to Rev. Martin Luther King. Our guest speaker, Margaret Benefiel, Executive Director of Shalem Institute, will share experiences of silence and solidarity that renew the soul on this weekend of remembrance and action.

 

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Sunday, January 13, 2019: "INFLUENCES ON THE WILD THINGS OF OUR YOUNG SOULS: For Better or Worse?"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

Worship Associate:  Steve Benton

As the new year begins, January is our month to ponder our childhood spiritual potentials and their development.   Having looked at what our spiritual potentials are - potentials for surviving and thriving, for understanding, caring, and belonging - we need to look into which influences nurture or injure their growth.  Are we conscious of how well those influences are working?  Are we conscious of how well they could work?

  

 

 

 


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Sunday, January 6, 2019: "WHAT THE WILD THINGS ARE: Our Childhoods of Pure Possibility"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan
Worship Associate: Sarah Craig

Are we agreed that human beings, personalities and spirits grow and change over the years - that we are not born as blank slates nor as completed works - that we are born as beings of potential whose development is influenced by both internal and external forces?  I think scientists and philosophers now largely agree on that (though with lots of debate still about the nature of consciousness and the likelihood of free will),  

So as the new year begins, let us take January to look back at childhood and consider what potentials of the human spirit begin to emerge in the early years. to await the influence of will and world.  Our first question is, what are those childhood potentials.  What are those wild things within  us?

 


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Sunday, December 30, 2018: "Journeys - New Beginning"
Time: 10:30am
Guest Speaker: Paul Burnore, Ayliah Cannon, Sarah Craig
Worship Associate: Paul Craig

Worship Leader Paul Craig presents the latest in our popular "Journeys" series, featuring UUSP members Paul Burnore and Ayliah Cannon.  

 


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Monday, December 24, 2018: "CHRISTMAS IN STORY AND CAROLS: Celebrating the Spirit of Christmas Past, Present, and Future"
Time: 6:00pm
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

'Tis the season to be yulely!!!  Come, strike the harp and let us relight the hearth of our hearts with songs and stories and celebration of Christmas and a new year before us.  To quote an old Unitarian, God bless us, every one.