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Messages 2014

  • "This Little Light"

    Rev. Kathleen Owens, Lead Minister

    “I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the year's.” — Henry Moore

    Question for Reflection— How will you let your light shine tomorrow?

  • "Light Sings"

    Adam Dyer, Intern Minister

    “A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” — Maya Angelou

    “Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.” ― Rabindranath Tagore

    Question for Reflection— How does light sing in your life?

  • Annual Winter Service of Music "Love and Joy Come to You"

    Due to copyright infringement laws, we are not able to post a recording of this Service. This Service will also not be available in our Book Room for purchase for the same reason.

  • "On the Importance of Light"

    Rev. Kathleen Owens, Lead Minister

    “There are two kinds of light - the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.” — James Thurber

    Question for Reflection— How do you reflect light?

  • "Leftovers"

    Adam Dyer, Intern Minister

    “I am grateful for what I am and have. Thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite—only a sense of existence.” — Henry David Thoreau

    Question for Reflection— What do you throw away that others could use?

  • "For All That Is Our Life"

    Rev. Kathleen Owens, Lead Minister

    “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” — G. K. Chesterton

    Question for Reflection— In the midst of all that is happening in our world, how might wonder and gratitude lead you on?

  • "The Greatest and Hardest Gift"

    Rev. Kathleen Owens, Lead Minister

    "Gather the stars, the songs keeping for years and then loosen your hands, let go and say goodbye." — Carl Sandburg

    Question for Reflection— How are you moving on after loss?

  • "Are UUs Soft on Evil?"

    Rev. Dr. Carolyn Owen-Towle, Minister Emerita

    “Both the capacity for brutality and the capacity for love exist in all of our hearts. A belief in our innocence is not an option. We must find place that can know the reality of both. — Rev. Dr. William Sinkford

    Question for Reflection— How do I reconcile my belief in the inherent worth and dignity of every being with the notion of evil?

  • "Those Who Came Before"

    Rev. Jennifer Channin, Assistant Minister

    “Death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.” — Rossiter W. Raymond

    Question for Reflection—How have those who came before you paved the way for your life’s journey? What kind of road are you making for those who will follow you?

  • "Hinduism and You"

    Rev. Kathleen Owens, Lead Minister

    “On this path effort never goes to waste, and there is no failure. Even a little effort toward spiritual awareness will protect you from the greatest fear.” — The Bhagavad Gita, 2:40

    Question for Reflection— What is your duty in life?

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