August 18, 2019 Service: “Every Long Journey” Rev. Linda Slabon with Dr. Toni Tollerud *Audio and Video*
Curiosity is a gift but to act on it requires courage. Empathy is a skill and to learn it enables us to move from a place of shame to a place of compassion and courage. Come listen to the voices of curiosity, empathy, and courage in the songs we sing, in the meditative music of crystal tone bowls, and in the words of Rev. Linda’s sermon, “Every Long Journey.”
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August 11, 2019 Service: "An Openness To Changing The World?" Rev. Pat Jobe with Special Guest Rev. Gary Phillips *Audio and Video*
Since UU's have always done it, let's look at ways to change the world one more time. White privilege, white supremacy, white culture still dog the steps of persons of color in an America marred by mass incarceration, police violence, racial discrimination in housing, employment, education, medical care, and simply the ways we see each other. Two white preachers who cut their teeth in the civil rights struggles of their high school days will ask us again into the arena of social change. Rev. Gary Phillips and Rev. Pat Jobe, friends for 49 years, will share stories and thoughts from the black-brown-white structures of history and modern life.
Our life journey may be narrow... and safe. Or wide open...and a bit scary. A hallway or the front door?
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Loving our family is easy….. most of the time. Loving our friends is sometimes probably even easier, but why do several traditions teach us to love our enemy. Doesn’t it seem far-fetched? Do we really need to actually love our enemies, or does this phrase actually mean something even more essential about the process by which we can save our culture from its most villainous threat? What exactly then is this threat, and how do we define it and combat it?
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Rev. Pat Jobe returns to ask us unto what are we paying attention? Are we burdened by news reports of horrors? Are we light and free when we see a dew drop clinging to a blade of grass? How do we balance the social conscious of Clara Barton against the mystic blue persuasion of William Blake?
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July 14, 2019 Service: "History, Humor and Hunger For A Mindful Memory" Rev. Pat Jobe *Audio File and Video*
While mindfulness calls us to the present moment, Rev. Jobe has been mindful of our UU past lately. As always he will seek the lighter side to keep us from taking ourselves too seriously, but in this worship service, he will also remind us, make us mindful again, of the great traditions that make us who we are.
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Mindfulness in a large world...
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June 30, 2019: Service "Let's go for a walk...and tell ourselves stories" Rev. Charlie Tyler *Audio and Video File*
Science has shown that seeing acts of kindness, even hearing about kindness has almost the same physiological affect as the act itself...you're welcome.
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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.
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Photo by Maya Jofen
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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