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Messages 2015

Messages 2015

  • "To Speak With Bravest Fire"

    Rev. Jennifer Channin, Assistant Minister

    “Frequently people think compassion and love are merely sentimental. No! They are very demanding. If you are going to be compassionate, be prepared for action.” — Desmond Tutu

    Question for Reflection— How do we remain loving, while we hold others accountable?

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  • "Love in the 21st Century"

    Rev. Kathleen Owens, Lead Minister

    “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” – Zora Neale Hurston

    Question for Reflection— How will you demonstrate the power of love today?

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  • "Exploring the Koran"

    Rev. Kathleen Owens, Lead Minister

    “Worship nothing but God; be good to your parents and relatives, and to the orphan and the poor. Speak nicely to people, be constant in prayer, and give charity.” — The Qur’an, The Cow 83

    Question for Reflection— To what or to whom are you willing to submit?  

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  • "Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."

    Rev. Kathleen Owens, Lead Minister

    “Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.” — Henry David Thoreau

    Question for Reflection— What something good is your life dedicated to?

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  • "Ordinary Prophets"

    Rev. Jennifer Channin, Assistant Minister

    “Church is a place where you get to practice what it means to be human.” — James Luther Adams

    Question for Reflection— In the work of speaking out and acting for more justice in the world, where does your courage come from?

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  • "She Calls for Justice"

    Rev. Kathleen Owens, Lead Minister

    “Corn can't expect justice from a court composed of chickens.” — African Proverb

    Question for Reflection— How will you answer the call for justice in your neighborhood?

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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).