"Take Courage, Friends" Rev. Carlton E. Smith and Connie Goodbread (July 19, 2020)
"Self Liberation - A Personal Journey" Lisa Ring (April 19, 2020)
"Empathy" Rev Karon Sandberg (February 23, 2020)
"Exploring Love" Rev Karon Sandberg (February 09, 2020)
"49 and Counting" Rev. Richard Hood (November 10, 2019)
"Prophets Among Us" Rev. Richard Hood (November 3, 2019)
"Slavery Reparations and You" Dr. Greg Brock (October 27, 2019)
Reparations is a big topic so I will focus on ideas as to the amount that should be paid and suggestions to broaden support for the current House Bill try to set up a commission to look at the topic beginning with reading Huck Finn (again).
"Sacred and Profane" (September 15, 2019) Rev. Kevin Veitinger
"Capturing Missed Opportunities" Alderman Van Johnson (January 20, 2019)
"Thin Places" Rev. Michael Chaney (August 26, 2018)The ancient pagan Celts, and later, Christians, used the term "thin places" to describe mesmerizing places like the wind-swept isle of Iona (now part of Scotland) or the rocky peaks of Croagh Patrick. Heaven and earth, the Celtic saying goes, are only three feet apart, but in thin places that distance is even shorter. How do we open our hearts to the possibility of thin places in our midst, whether they be naturally occurring or made by human hands?
"Acts of Forgiveness In An Unforgiving Age" Rabbi Rachel Bregman (August 19, 2018)
In the Jewish calendar, the high holy days begin very soon. A hallmark of this season is seeking and offering forgiveness. In the world today, as we grow more entrenched and divided, what do we do when actions feel beyond what is forgivable?
"To Each Is A Destiny" Iman Ibrahim Abdul-Malik (August 12, 2018)
I intend to demonstrate, from our scriptural standpoint, how excellence is the common destiny for Faith Communities.
"Got Hope?" Rev. Joi Orr (August 5, 2018)
Today's troubled times call for a radical hope, lest we fall into despair.
"Lights, Camera, Action!" Rev. Gaye Ortiz (July 29, 2018)
Rev Gaye has written extensively on theology and film, including two books on the subject. As her message today explores creativity through film, we are challenged to find deeper meaning for ourselves and our spirituality in this visual art form.
"Spicing Up This Bland Soup" Rev. Debra Guthrie (July 22, 2018)
The potential creativity in theology. Unitarian Universalism is not merely the liberal opposition to orthodox theology is it a whole different paradigm. This morning lets us explore the various spices in our theological cabinet to create a creative, spicy, hearty soup.
"Belonging, Community and Power" Rev. Nina Grey (July 15, 2018)
Using stories and reflection, Rev. Dr. Nina Grey will explore the crucial need, in these times, of widening circles of belonging, strengthening bonds of community, and navigating choppy waters, while exercising power in ways relational, equitable and hopefully transforming. What may life ask of us that we may join in accomplishing these things?
"The Tao of Willie Nelson" Rev Jane Page (July, 8, 2018)
Willie Nelson about his own spirituality, world views, and the meaning of life. This message is based on Willie’s book entitled, “The Tao of Willie Nelson.”
"Be The Sanctuary!" Rev Susan Karlson (August 1, 2018)
Let's unpack this phrase today as we consider how to be a sanctuary for one another and collaborate with the people who are being targeted in our communities and separated from their families.