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Messages 2015

Messages 2015

  • "A Challenge: Being Mortal"

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  • "Not Waiting for a Miracle"

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  • Easter Service

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  • "Hold On - It's a Youth Service?"

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  • "On Intentions"

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  • "Experiencing Selma"

    Links from Sermon:
    Visit the Living Legacy Project website.

    Watch Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed's Keynote address Kathleen Mentions in her sermon.


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  • "Turn and Face The Strange"

    Rev. Jennifer Channin, Assistant Minister

    “Some people think holding on makes us strong; but sometime it is letting go.” — Hermann Hesse

    Question for Reflection—What versions of yourself have you let go? What versions of yourself are you open to becoming?

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  • "Welcoming Those Who Serve"

    Rev. Kathleen Owens, Lead Minister

    “Now is the time for us to minister where we are…to be a welcoming community to military service members and their families.” — Rev. Kathleen Owens

    Question for Reflection—What can you do to help make our Church more welcoming to Service Members?

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  • "Hand and Heart: UU and Islam"

    Rev. Kathleen Owens, Lead Minister

    “Ironically, the first thing that appealed to me about Islam was its pluralism. The fact that the Koran praises all the great prophets of the past.” — Karen Armstrong

    Question for Reflection— How do you seek and find common ground with a perceived other?

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  • "Full Spectrum . . . Full Circle"

    Adam Dyer, Intern Minister and members of ROAR with SOUL (Resist Oppression And Racism with a Spirit of Openness, Understanding and Love)

    “Nothing that Unitarian Universalists need to do is more important than making justice real — here where we are. Hard as diversity is, it is our most important task.” — Rosemary Bray McNatt

    Question for Reflection — How will you resist oppression and racism?

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March, 2015 was the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Marches, and Bloody Sunday (March 7, 1965).

Rev Kathleen Owens preached on her Commemoration experiences in her March 15 Experiencing Selma sermon after her return.

In 1965, after the Selma march, the Unitarian Department of Social Responsibility, wanted to continue our witness there and arranged for an on-going presence of UU ministers to remain in Selma. Our minister at the time, Rev John Ruskin Clark, volunteered for two weeks from Aug 8 to Aug 24. Upon his return, he preached two sermons, the texts of which are available here: Selma Insights (Sep 12, 1965) and A New Understanding of the White Problem (Sep 19, 1965).