From Joan Baez: I have to remain in denial for a good portion of the time because otherwise I’d go crazy. You have to measure what you do in little victories that reintroduce compassion and empathy. We won’t have social change until people are capable of taking risks again.
We over use science and reason to exclude any talk of what most other traditions refer to as spirituality. Peter Kandis and Rev. Andy Reece have done a great job of looking at these issues from a humanist perspective. Rev. Pat Jobe comes at the issue as a mystic and a believer in the spirit that moves in the wind. Should be a lot of fun, with maybe even a serious moment or two.
You can read the text of Pat's sermon below. You can also download the text of Pat's sermon by clicking the link below.
Singer Songwriter John Prine, who was recently featured on CBS television and honored by the Gramys, is an inexhaustible source of sermon material, especially for UU ministers. Charlie Tyler has a friend who said, "Only the UU's would use John Prine as sermon material." Consider this poetic line, "Ain't it funny how an old broken bottle looks just like a diamond ring." If you're struggling with that line, look again. Consider the last time you saw a snake that turned out to be a garden hose or a statue of a saint that turned out to be a frog. Come enjoy the fun and listen for Ellen Titus to sing Angel From Montgomery.
Sunday February 17, 2019 "The Challenge of Living This Day and Only This Day" Rev. Charlie Tyler *Audio Service*
It is tempting for me to look so much into my tomorrow that today is missed. The challenge seems to be living my today, and just my today in a way that can and will be integrated into my tomorrow.
Perhaps this challenge will be meaningful.
February is Black History month, a time to explore stories that were once hidden, but now in the forefront. Who is your hero? I'll tell you mine.
January 27, 2019 Next Service "The Affirming Soul and the Soul Needing Affirmation" Rev. Charlie Tyler *Audio File*
The Postlude for this service will be Suzanne Vega's song titled Luka.
Charlie writes of this service:
"We can become a person who seeks to build that environment of safety and affirmation allowing for the 'Luka's' to tell their stories and perhaps find healing."
In these difficult current times in America, we need a new form of national conversation. A form based upon a different way of thinking about our conflicting issues, and a new manner in which we talk about them with each other. This talk will explore both of these two needs.
Who is Randy Bell? : Randy is a spiritual teacher, and the author of 14 books and two blogs. He follows an independent spiritual path, based primarily on the teachings of Jesus, the Buddha, and Lao Tsu. In addition to his writings, he serves as a speaker, session leader, and meditation teacher from over 40 years as a Zen meditator.
Check out Randy's Blog by clicking HERE.
Rabbi TZiPi Radonsky returns to UUCL with a service titled: Before we move on, lets pause one more time, to make sure we got everything we need for the journey.
The service began with our UUCL Ritual of Renewal
Later, Rev. Hood shared three streams of thought that have taken over his mind in the past eight days since the passing of Ron Titus.