Past Worship Services & Sermons

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Sunday, June 16, 2019: "Journeys and Fathers"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Susan Burnore

Worship Associate:  Steve Benton

We continue our popular Journeys series with sharing from UUSP members Pat Fling and Brett Freistadt.  We'll learn about the journeys that brought them to our midst, and reflect on Father's Day, Pride Week, and the glories of summer in St. Petersburg!  We'll also enjoy special music from the very special Teresa Ancaya.

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Sunday, June 9, 2019: "AUTHORITY IN THE AMERICAN TESTAMENT: Feel the Rein on Our Parade?"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

Worship Associate:  Sherry Benton

Does America have an authoritative spirit that guides the nation and the people? 

In July 1974, the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies and the Institute for Philosophical Research convened a conference to consider the significance of three historic statements of the American idea - the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble of the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address.  They called these three "The American Testament" and produced a book by that name reporting the conclusions of the scholars and conference.

As this season of summer and national political campaigning begins, I'd say a paramount question arises: What is the role you and I and our fellow citizens will take in response to the call of the American Testament?  

To begin on this Sunday, let us ask, What is the spirit and authority underlying the Declaration of Independence and what does that means for you and me?


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Sunday, June 2, 2019: "ARE YOUR BELIEFS A LAUGHING MATTER? On Winning the Human Race"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

Worship Associate:  Sarah Craig

Humor sometimes reveals truth.  What do UU jokes reveal about us?

As William Shakespeare's brother, Lancelot, wroughte,

If summer’s truly time for fun,                                                                                                                                      And humor puts Truth in its place,                                                                                                                                May we make jokes this start of June                                                                                                                             That help us win the human race.


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Sunday, May 26, 2019: "YOUR LEGACY – Influencing Your Posterity’s Spiritual Success.” "
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

Worship Associate:  Susan Burnore

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”  Unitarian minister Rev. Edward Everett Hale


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Sunday, May 19, 2019: "Music Sunday"
Time: 10:30am

Speaker:  Jon Arterton

Worship Associate:  Laurie Clement

The UUSP Choir, the UUSP Bell Ringers, Teresa Ancaya and Jon Arterton will be participating in this Sunday’s Service. You can of course expect to hear lots of music. You’ll also hear Jon share his thoughts about the power of music to move us, comfort us, energize us, and heal us. And there’s a “bonus track!” Fifteen minutes after the service Jon will give a brief talk about our hymnals – how and when they were created, how they’re organized and what all the other bits of information next to each hymn mean.

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