Among all of the marginalized populations we care about, LGBTQ people are perhaps the most difficult for us to reach out to as a group. They look just like everybody else --- No visible labels. They are the guy who mows your lawn, the doctor, the lawyer, the waitress. How do we connect with these brothers and sisters? Let’s talk about it.
June 16, 2019 Service: "The Faith of our Fathers: A Revolutionary Faith?" Holley Ulbrich *Audio File, Sermon Text and Streamed Video*
With Flag Day just as, Fathers' Day today, and the summer solstice (high point in the life cycle of the Sung King of the Celtic tradition), and Independence Day just ahead of us, perhaps it's a good time to reconsider our founding fathers and the close connections between their vision of political democracy and Unitarian Universalism.
Holley Ulbrich is a retired professor of economics from Clemson University with a post-retirement master's degree in theological studies from Emory University. She has been preaching as a lay person since 1976 when she was a Lutheran before becoming a UU in 1990. She is a member of the UUA Commission on Appraisal.
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June 9, 2019 Next Service "The First Person Who Needs Kindness Is In The Mirror" Rev. Pat Jobe *Audio and Video)
Two weeks ago rescuing star fish and radical acceptance did not go over so well after the service. Rev. Jobe is back to encourage our journeys as UU's. He offers us the juice of self-love as a way forward in a time of harsh realities.
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Kindness...is what UUs do! But where do we go inside ourselves to find more, deeper and richer kindness? Hopefully this message will help.
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Save one starfish? Fight over which pie flavor is right? Rev. Pat Jobe returns to thread a very delicate needle. He wants us to feel good in the context of everything. It may be another tough row to hoe. Special music, a youth recognition, and a clip of Henry Fonda will make this a very special service. This is also a special no-applause service. Rather than applaud just let the spirit move in the quiet inner workings of the heart.
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Today is our Annual Meeting, an exercise in church democracy. It's a time you can verbalize your thoughts about our direction and our practices. We all have hopes for our congregation. What are yours? How are you willing to help?
International touring musician and UU troubadour Joe Jencks will share ideas and songs exploring what it means to place our faith in both diligence and surrender. Our lives are fundamentally a real-time forward process; a journey whose course can almost never be truly charted except by looking in the rear-view mirror. So how do we accept being people on a journey? And how do we embrace and trust in unknowable outcomes to be the gateway to goodness? An old Arab proverb says, “Trust Allah, but tie up your camel.” What does that mean to each of us now? How do we find transformative moments inside of our daily activities?
Joe Jencks is a 20-year veteran of the international Folk circuit. Touring extensively throughout North America, Jencks is respected as an American Folk master. Blending vivid songwriting with well-crafted instrumentals, Jencks serves it all up with a voice that has the edgy richness of a good sea-salt caramel. Jencks has penned several #1 songs in the Folk genre, including the ever–relevant “Lady of The Harbor.” Merging conservatory training with his Irish roots and working-class upbringing, Joe delivers engaged musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove and grit. Joe Jencks performs and preaches in dozens of UU communities annually, and was a featured performer at the UUA General Assembly in 2013. Recent releases include The Forgotten and Poets, Philosophers, Workers, & Wanderers. For more info visit: www.joejencks.com
Meaningful community underscores the true interconnection with the human spirit. Every time we meet deep and meaningful community happens. Can it go deeper?
April 28, 2019 "Honesty And The Infuriating Quest For Our Authentic Self" Rev. Charlie Tyler *Audio and Video*
I can never be more honest than being my authentic self. But it's taken a long time to get here...how do I get back? How do I go forward?
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Join us for a celebration of Easter as George Kanuck examined the meaning of hope and why action is needed to fulfill its promise.