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South Bay Special Message Recordings

  • "The Good, The Bad,The Ugly"

    Adam Dyer, Intern Minister

    “In America we have a Declaration of Independence, but our history, our advancements, our global strength all point to an American declaration of interdependence.” — Cory Booker

    Question for Reflection — In what ways do we need good and evil to be whole?

  • "I've Been Here Before"

    Adam Dyer, Intern Minister

    “An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does the truth become error because nobody will see it.” — Gandhi

    Question for Reflection — What do we learn from second chances?

  • Easter Service "Wanda's Roses"

    Adam Dyer, Intern Minister

    “This love is the rose that blooms forever.” — Rumi

    Question for Reflection — What do we see every day that lets us know the beauty and comfort of the wheel of life?

  • "Let It Go and Shake It Off"

    Adam Dyer, Intern Minister

    “Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities.” — Dalai Lama

    Question for Reflection — What do we hold on to?

  • "Imagining the Beloved Community"

    Kristen Kuriga, Social Justice and South Bay Ministry Teams Coordinator

    “The moral imagination is the capacity to imagine something rooted in the challenges of the real world, yet capable of giving birth to that which does not yet exist.” — John Paul Lederach, The Moral Imagination: Art & Soul of Building Peace

    Question for Reflection — How do we imagine the beloved community, growing out of, but not limited to, our current reality?

  • "Love with the Proper Stranger"

    Adam Dyer, Intern Minister

    “Come take my hand proper stranger
    Don’t go through life as a stranger
    For I’m a poor proper stranger too.” — Johnny Mercer

    Question for Reflection — How do we love those we call strangers?

  • "Justice and the Gentle Man"

    Adam Dyer, Intern Minister

    “With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.” — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Question for Reflection — What does it mean to be a “gentle” man?

  • "Just Us"

    Adam Dyer, Intern Minister

    “It is my experience that the world itself has a role to play in our liberation . . . For some of us, our love of the world is so passionate that we cannot ask it to wait until we are enlightened.” — Joanna Macy

    Question for Reflection— Is “justice” really our responsibility?

  • Boxing Day

    Adam Dyer, Intern Minister

    “Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” — Charles Dickens

    Question for Reflection— How do you re-gift yourself to the world?

  • "Our Lady of Gudalupe"

    Rev. Kathleen Owens, Lead Minister

    “I'm a very hard-line, angry atheist. Yet I am fascinated by the concept of devotion.” — Joss Whedon

    Question for Reflection— What is the role of devotion in your life?

  • "How the Light Gets In"

    Rev. Jennifer Channin, Assistant Minister

    “There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” — Leonard Cohen

    Question for Reflection— What are the gifts of darkness in your life?

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