Past Worship Services & Sermons

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Sunday, August 18, 2019: "When Bad Things Happen to Good People"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Susan Burnore
Worship Associate: Bill Motter

It's a classic conundrum for theists and atheists alike - why do bad things happen to good people? Susan Burnore's remarks for this Sunday will be based on Rabbi Harold Kushner's book of the same title, a classic that offers clear thinking and consolation.  Elisabeth Kubler-Ross said the book is "a moving and humane approach to understanding life's windstorms."  

 

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Sunday, August 11, 2019: "Journeys"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Paul Burnore
Guest Speaker:
Tracy Horn
Randy Nolan

Worship Associate:  Sabine Von Aulock

This Sunday we continue our Popular "Journeys" Series featuring UUSP members Tracy Horn and Randy Nolan.  Tracy and Randy will share experiences that have led them to the UU St. Petersburg and Unitarian Universalism.

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Sunday, August 4, 2019: "Why a UU Church? And Why This UU Church?"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Bill Motter

Worship Associate:  Patti Hanks

Patti Hanks shares her thoughts about what makes a UU church different from others.  Tammy Boudreau talks about the uniqueness of UUSP.  
 

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Sunday, July 28, 2019: "SINCE THE DEVIL CAN ALSO WRITE SCRIPTURE...: Meeting Spiritual Temptation in Our Political Wilderness"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

Worship Associate:  Sarah Craig

Scholars of history, political science, and sociology have made the case that our U.S. Declaration of Independence, our Constitution's Preamble, and President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address honorably highlight our most valued American beliefs about how we can achieve both safety and opportunity for happiness for all.  These documents have been called The American Testament, the scriptures by which we are pledged to guide our communal life as Americans. 

So, to paraphrase the great American poet, Unitarian Walt Whitman, Why are safety and opportunity yet unfound for so many of us?  Why are we more and more seeing troubles all around?  Could it be that the devil has also written  scripture, and its preachers are pitching us all?  Earth to Earthkind!  We've got a problem.

Here, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg - an organic free-range church - what can we do to Make Earth Great Again?  It's a MEGA opportunity, as well as challenge, for homo sapiens (and maybe cetacean sapiens).  


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Sunday, July 21, 2019: "Why Church?"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Susan Burnore

Worship Associate: Pierre Williams

Why Church?  Why be a member of or attend a church, any church?  What, if anything, makes church different from other activities and organizations?

UUSP member Susan Burnore, with the help of input from several other members, will explore the value of church - is it the fellowship?  The learning?  The ritual?  Especially for those among us who don't have traditional religious beliefs, why do church at all?  More questions than answers, as usual!  But also an appreciation and  celebration of the unique experience of church.

We welcome Pierre Williams as Worship Associate.


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