Past Worship Services & Sermons

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Sunday, March 26, 2017: "PRACTICAL HAPPINESS"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Patti Hanks
Worship Leader: Susan Burnore

Drawing from UUSP's Beliefs discussions about Joseph Campbell's teachings on myth and meaning, Susan Burnore and Patti Hanks share their thoughts about how finding and doing what makes them happiest somehow empowers them to do things that weren't originally on the list of fun things.  Was Mary Poppins right about that spoonful of sugar?
 

A quote from Campbell to think about: "People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning of life...I think that what we're seeking is an experience of being alive."

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Sunday, March 19, 2017: "TAOIST AND CONFUCIAN BELIEFS ABOUT BELIEVING: What Can We Learn From Them?"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

What are the beliefs about authority by which Taoism and Confucianism guide Chinese society in judging the Credibility of beliefs about Reality and Morality?  Do they enlighten or work for you?


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Sunday, March 12, 2017: "WHEN THE GREAT COMMUNION COMES, THEN GOODNESS, RIGHT, AND TRUTH"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

The orderedness of Confucian morality and the spontaneity of Taoist morality seem to be contradictory ways for best living.    What can we as persons and peoples learn from the bang and blend of Taoist and Confucian moral teachings?  Sometimes a story can show how to make contradictions collaborate for blessing.


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Sunday, March 5, 2017: "IS BLACK AND WHITE BLACK AND WHITE? Drawing Beliefs About Reality from Chinese Traditions"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

Over thousands of years, Chinese societies have experienced sublime heights and unfathomable suffering.  What beliefs about Reality from the Chinese religions of Taoism and Confucianism framed their  societies' responses?  Which of them might stir us to ponder and reconsider our own?   


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Sunday, February 26, 2017: "BORROWED AND LENT"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

Can a God of Creation fit into a quantum seed?  And how often can there be a springtime in the soul?