Past Worship Services & Sermons

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Sunday, September 22, 2019: "WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE YOU WORTH? Lessons from the World's Theological and Humanist Traditions"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan
Worship Associate: Paul Burnore

What in the world are you worth?  The covenant among the congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association calls for us to affirm and promote the worth and dignity of every person.  Before we ask whether we actually believe in that (which let's ask on Sunday, October 6), let us first ask what the world - in its ideologies and histories - in its theological and humanist traditions - has taught us should be believed about human worth.  And, has it proven true?


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Sunday, September 15, 2019: "CAN WE MEND OUR WAYS FOR COMMON CAUSE?"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

Worship Associate: Margie Davis

How did Hamlet get life wrong, Anne Frank get life right, and Vincent Van Gogh reveal the crux?  


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Sunday, September 8, 2019: "TO KNOW, BE KNOWN, AND KNOW BETTER: What's Good to Know About Each Other?"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan
Worship Associate: Sabine von Aulock

As autumn approaches and a new church season begins, the familiar and unfamiliar faces we will see at church will also have entered new seasons of life.  They will bring new stories, realities, worries, hopes, chances.  In this Florida autumn, swirling with hurricanes and heaven, what are the questions we have for one another?  What would we like to know of others, and have known of ourselves, and perhaps know better about living?


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Sunday, September 1, 2019: "The Intersection of Poetry and Religion"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Paul Burnore
Worship Associate: Paul Craig

Within poetry, words are more than just words, which is why religions use poetry to explain and celebrate their beliefs when simple prose is not enough. Poetry can reach deeper inside us, and across generations and geographies and gender. Can poetry be relevant in our current world of texts, tweets, and phone mail messages? And how does it fit into Unitarian Universalism?

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Sunday, August 25, 2019: "DIFFERENT FROM YOU: On the Spiritual Gift of Telling Difference from Division"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan
Worship Associate: Sarah Craig

The phrases "All Things Considered"  and "Have It Your Way" both offer what I think is wise counsel.  But what happens when people differ?  Often it divides.  How can you have it your way and still consider all the differences?  And why bother in this blog-eat-blog world?

 


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