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Today β€” 7 August 2022UU on Player FM

"Six Degrees of Gratitude" β€” a message by Rev. Barbara Prose - All Souls Unitarian Church

This message was delivered on Sunday, August 7, 2022 at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma by Rev. Barbara Prose Description: "One expression I will take with me when I leave All Souls is 'I appreciate you.' It’s one of the ways I’ve learned to say thank you here. Those words express that what someone just did or saidβ€”or simply who they areβ€”makes a difference in my life and in the life of the church. Now, if I were to try to thank each and every one of you individually, our Sunday service would last all weekend and still be incomplete. Much as author AJ Jacobs discovered when he tried to thank every person involved with his morning cup of coffee, I’ve discovered that each and every act of generosity, kindness, and service, is linked to at least 1000 other acts of service, kindness and generosity. So I need your help. And am inviting you to attend church this Sunday, so you can thank people too – and be thanked yourself!"
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A Resting Time (07/31/22 Sermon) - White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church (WBUUC) Sermons

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"RESPECTING ALL OF YOU" β€” a message by Rev. Tamara Lebak - All Souls Unitarian Church

This message was delivered on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma by Rev. Tamara Lebak Description: Maybe there is a part of you that wants to come to church and a part of you that wants to stay home. Maybe there is a part of you that wants to flee the country and a part of you that wants to firmly plant yourself in the resistance. Maybe there is a part of you who is skeptical of everything and a part of you that has experienced something truly mystical in nature. I certainly have all of these parts. What does it mean that we have these parts? How do we balance the tension between our polarized parts? How do we navigate respecting all the parts of ourselves to take our next right step? Join me as I explore the respect through the construct of multiplicity of self, an indigenous concept that has been pathologized by academia and demonized by the culture of the Christian church.

SERMON: Don't Give Up!: Rev. Erica Rose Long - Arlington Street Church

Recorded live at Arlington Street Church, Sunday, July 17, 2022.

'THE GOSPEL OF INCLUSION' β€” a message by Carlton D. Pearson - All Souls Unitarian Church

This message was delivered on Sunday, July 24, 2022 at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma by Carlton D. Pearson. Description: What does it mean to become more inclusive toward ourselves? As we venture into radical inclusivity, sometimes we are surprised to find old parts of our stories coming back to make us feel guilt, shame, or self-loathing that we thought we had left behind. This Sunday, Carlton explores what it means to move past a kind of militaristic kind of love and step into a more compassionate and real form of *liking* ourselves.

New Discoveries and Coming Home (07/24/22 Sermon) - White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church (WBUUC) Sermons

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How We Welcome (07/17/2022 Sermon) - White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church (WBUUC) Sermons

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Coffee in the Desert - Sermons-First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco

β€œCoffee in the Desert”

Sunday, July 17, 10:50 am, Worship Service

A sermon on welcome -- on the sacred value of welcome. This is a sermon I preached as one of my first five years ago at UUSF and the foundation holds. But there are insights too about what this virtue asks of us, brought to light in the conversations out of the racial reckoning of the last two years or more.

Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister; Carmen Barsody, Worship Associate; Reiko Oda Lane, Organist; Richard Fey, Baritone; Wm. GarcΓ­a Ganz, Accompanist; Ben Rudiak-Gould, Songleader

Shulee Ong, Camera; Eric Shackelford, Camera; Tyler Heston, Sound; Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Remigio Flood, Sexton; Kelvin Jones, Sexton; Amy Kelly, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher; Ralph Fenn, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour

The Living Tradition - Sermons-First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco

β€œThe Living Tradition”
Sunday, July 10, 10:50 am, Worship Service Livestream

Rev. Mr. Barb reflects on 51 years of practicing Unitarian Universalism. Oh how we have (and have not) changed. Imagine with Barb as he shares his dreams for our next 51 years.

Rev. Mr. Barb Greve, Guest Minister; Lucy Smith, Worship Associate; Larry Chinn, Pianist; Richard Fey, Songleader

Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Jackson Munn, Camera; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Remigio Flood, Sexton; Kelvin Jones, Sexton; Amy Kelly, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher; Ralph Fenn, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour

'BOUND TO RESPECT' β€” a message by Cory Lovell - All Souls Unitarian Church

This message was delivered on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma by Cory Lovell. Description: We are living through times that will ask more of us and challenge our faith in ways we never imagined but now can't possibly ignore. The values of Unitarian Universalism call upon us to be compassionate, innovative, and steadfast even amidst such unpredictability. By rooting ourselves in respect for our tradition's past, respect for the sobering and complicated reality of our present, and respect for a more hopeful future... we can meet the moment with love and courage.

Lessons from the Grand Canyon (07/10/22 Sermon) - White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church (WBUUC) Sermons

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'NO GREATER LOVE' β€” a message by Randy Lewis - All Souls Unitarian Church

This message was delivered on Sunday, July 10, 2022 at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma by Randy Lewis. Description: This Sunday, Randy Lewis explores what it means to try to love another person when we don't even know what it means to love ourselves. The golden rule tells us to "do unto other as we would have done unto us," but many people treat themselves with no love at all. Through growing in our self-love, we become strong to love others beyond belief.

'WE DISSENT' β€” a message by Barbara Prose - All Souls Unitarian Church

This message was delivered on Sunday, July 3, 2022 at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma by Barbara Prose. Description: Our country stands on the edge of a precipice. It feels impossible that on the weekend that our nation celebrates its 246th birthday, some of the freedoms and rights we hold dear have been taken away and other rights and freedom are so vulnerable. In these extraordinary and urgent times, we declare that we dissent. Those who pursue authoritarian forms of power also provoke violence, spread disinformation, politicize independent institutions, corrupt elections and target vulnerable or marginalized communities. Voices of people in Oklahoma who are not being represented by local or national leaders must be heard across our nation as we insist on the importance of the separation between church and state and share our understanding of a God who always stands on the side of freedom and equality.

SERMON: The Long Way Around: John O'Connor - Arlington Street Church

Recorded live at Arlington Street Church, Sunday, June 26, 2022.

American Exceptionalism (07/03/22 Sermon) - White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church (WBUUC) Sermons

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The Perfect Body and the Ladder (Rebroadcast from December 6, 2020) - Sermons-First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco

"The Perfect Body and the Ladder"
Sunday, July 3, 10:50 am, Worship Service Livestream

"The Perfect Body and the Ladder" is about the personal and the political uses of the body, timed perfectly to rebroadcast as we prepare to unveil our sweet bodies in the lighter clothes and freedom of summer. It's a lovely service and we invite you to sit with the questions it raises and the invitation to include our bodies (and others') in the deepest work of honoring and cherishing.

Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister; Meg McGuire, Ministerial Intern; Reiko Oda Lane, Organist; Leandra Ramm, Songleader; Brielle Marina Neilson, Songleader; Ben Rudiak-Gould, Songleader; Asher Davison, Songleader; Luis Maurer, Pianist

Eric Shackelford, camera; Shulee Ong, camera; Jonathan Silk, AV remix ; Sam King, chat moderator; Tom Brookshire, Les James, Ralph Fenn, Zoom Coffee Hour; Athena Papadakos, Flowers

What Can Save Us Now? (06/26/22 Sermon) - White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church (WBUUC) Sermons

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'I'M HERE AND I'M QUEER' β€” a message by Randy Lewis - All Souls Unitarian Church

This message was delivered on Sunday, June 29, 2022 at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma by Randy Lewis. Description: This Sunday, Randy Lewis, Sabbatical Minister reflects on the enduring meaning of LBGTQ Pride in America and in his own life, and leads us to think more dynamically about cultural progress in our current age, when the Supreme Court has just overturned Roe v. Wade and many other crucial civil liberties are either absent or threatened. The civil rights era never ended.

What Are We Creating? (06/19/22 Sermon) - White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church (WBUUC) Sermons

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SERMON: The Peace of Trees: Rev. Fred Small - Arlington Street Church

Recorded live at Arlington Street Church, Sunday, June 19, 2022.

What is Fatherhood? - Sermons-First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco

What is Fatherhood?
Sunday, June 19, 10:50 am, Worship Service Livestream

How can you form an opinion on it if you don’t know what it is? Fatherhood is essentially an elegant idea. You can’t buy it, hold it in your hands or taste it. It is a no-thing. Please come and explore this elegant idea in community on Father’s Day.

Rev. Fred Rabidoux, Guest Minister; Richard Davis-Lowell, Worship Associate; Alice Sobze, Guest Speaker; Reiko Oda Lane, Organist; Nancy Munn, Soprano; Wm. GarcΓ­a Ganz, Pianist

Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Remigio Flood, Sexton; Dan Barnard, Facilities Manager; Judy Payne, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher; Ralph Fenn, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour

Six Factors in Well Being - First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin

Rev. Chris Jimmerson's sermon delivered on June 19, 2022. In 1989, psychologist and researcher Dr. Carol Ryff developed her six-factor model of psychological well being, which she has updated and many others have validated since. The model focuses on how we might not only cope, but thrive. Might these six factors also apply with our spirituality, as well as to our religious community thriving?

'YOU ARE INCLUDED' β€” a message by Carlton D. Pearson (Humanist Service) - All Souls Unitarian Church

This message was delivered on Sunday, June 19, 2022 at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa Oklahoma by Carlton D. Pearson. Description This Sunday, on both Father's Day and Juneteenth, Carlton Pearson explores what it means to reckon with our fraught histories surrounding inclusion. Some of us are victims of exclusion β€” maybe in our own lifetimes, or maybe through our inherited histories, such as native black Americans that are descended from slavery. Maybe we ourselves have excluded others in our pasts. This Sunday, Carlton seeks a way to let go of our stories that no longer serve us while also seeking full disclosure of our painful pasts.

'IS PEACE POSSIBLE?' - A message by Rev. Barbara Prose (Humanist Service) - All Souls Unitarian Church

This message was delivered on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma by Rev. Barbara Prose, Executive Director of Ministry in The Point Humanist Hour Service. Description: This Sunday, Rev. Barbara reflects on the chaotic moment we are living in and asked the question, "Is peace even possible right now?" What would it look like for us to choose peace at a moment like this, and should we? Channeling Buddhist monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh, Rev. Barbara explores an active understanding of peace that empowers us toward change rather than neutralizes us in the face of danger. Instead of waging war, we can wage peace!

The State of WBUUC (06/12/22 Sermon) - White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church (WBUUC) Sermons

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I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together - Sermons-First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco

"I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together"
Sunday, June 12, 10:50 am, Worship Service Livestream

Join us for a joyous good-bye celebration for Rev. Alyson Jacks who is retiring this June. We'll share stories, salutations and some surprises too. There will be wonderful music by our church and bell choir, percussionist Allen Biggs, pianist Lucas Keeley, and our organist Reiko Lane. Let's celebrate and be glad for this incredible time we've had together.

This is a family friendly service for ages 6 and up. Childcare for children 0-5 will be available that morning, Following the service, there will be a luncheon celebration in the courtyard.

Rev. Alyson Jacks, Associate Minister; Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister; Mari Magaloni Ramos, Worship Associate; Cal Ball, Offertory Sentence; Bell Choir led by Reiko Oda Lane, Organist; Allen Biggs, Percussionist; Lucas Keely, Pianist; UUSF Choir led by Mark Sumner, Music Director

Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Jackson Munn, Camera; Remigio Flood, Sexton; Kelvin Jones, Sexton; Athena & Max Papadakos, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher; Ralph Fenn, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour

Celebrating Blessings - First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin

Rev. Chris Jimmerson's sermon delivered on June 12, 2022. How might we express a Unitarian Universalist concept of a blessing? How might we be blessings for one another? What are the blessings to be found in day-to-day living? We will explore these questions and more as we discover how me might celebrate our blessing that may be greater than we often realize.

SERMON: Burning Out: Rev. Erica Rose Long - Arlington Street Church

Recorded live at Arlington Street Church, Sunday, May 29, 2022.

Emptiness and Creative Renewal - First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin

Rev. Chris Jimmerson's sermon delivered on June 5, 2022. While change be difficult sometimes, it is also ever present in our lives. Out of change and even loss, we so often find enhanced faith, greater resilience, and creative renewal. Out of it, new beginnings emerge. We will engage in a ritual of faith and renewal.

Finding Out Who We Are - Sermons-First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco

"Finding Out Who We Are"
Sunday, June 5, 10:50 am, Worship Service Livestream

This is a service of stories and songs for these times -- drawn from graduation speeches, spiritual reflections on place and community, hymns -- a reminder of who we are.

Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister; Rev. Alyson Jacks, Associate Minister; Daniel Jackoway, Worship Associate; Nancy Hardies & Judith Stoddard, Membership; Reiko Oda Lane, Organist; UUSF Choir led by Mark Sumner, Music Director; Elliott Etzkorn, Pianist

Shulee Ong, Camera; Jackson Miunn, Camera; Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Remigio Flood, Sexton; Dan Barnard, Facilities Manager; Athena Papadakos, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher; Ralph Fenn, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour

Flower Communion (06/05/22 Service) - White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church (WBUUC) Sermons

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A Difficult Meditation on Pacifism (05/29/22 Service) - White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church (WBUUC) Sermons

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Remembering the Future - Sermons-First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco

"Remembering the Future"

Sunday, May 29, 10:50 am, Worship Service Livestream

War continues to rage in the Ukraine and elsewhere, and, on top of everything else we are facing, nuclear Armageddon increasingly feels like a realistic fear. Memorial Day was started as Decoration Day to honor Union soldiers who died in the Civil War, through drawing upon memorial traditions in both the North and South. On this Memorial Day weekend, let us meditate on past, present, and future war. What does it mean to remember the dead while continuing a global practice that guarantees more dead to remember in the future?

Rev. Millie Phillips, Guest Minister; Mari Magaloni, Worship Associate; Richard Fey, Song Leader; Reiko Oda Lane, Organist

Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Remigio Flood, Sexton; Kelvin Jones, Sexton; Carrie Steere-Salazar, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher; Ralph Fenn, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour

Flower Communion and Farewell - First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin

Rev. Meg Barnhouse's sermon delivered on May 29, 2022. In this intergenerational service we celebrate the traditional Unitarian ceremony of flower communion. We remember its origins as a vivid resistance to Nazi oppression. We bid farewell to Rev. Meg Barnhouse as she retires.

Transcendence and Immanence (05/22/22 Sermon) - White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church (WBUUC) Sermons

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The Nike Solution - Sermons-First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco

β€œThe Nike Solution”
Sunday, May 22, 10:50 am, Worship Service

Lately I feel like what we need most is what we have the hardest time doing. It's a rough place to be. And on a Sunday when we celebrate the incredible work of our Small Group Ministry program over so many years, and this last year, it fits perfectly into the story of now. And how to step into the choices and life activities that will heal us and help us to feel whole and wholly alive again!

We will also honor the important leadership of Minister Emerita Rev. Margot Campbell Gross who has served as the spiritual advisor to small group ministries through the years.

Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister; Rev. Margot Campbell Gross, Minister Emerita; Gregg Biggs and Millie Phillips, Small Group Ministry Chairs; Dennis Adams, Worship Associate; Reiko Oda Lane, Organist; UUSF Choir led by Mark Sumner, Music Director; Ben Rudiak-Gould, Soloist; Wm. GarcΓ­a Ganz, Accompanist

Shulee Ong, Camera; Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Remigio Flood, Sexton; Kelvin Jones; Carrie Steere-Salazar, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher; Ralph Fenn, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour

The Pumpkins Promise - First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin

Rev. Meg Barnhouse's sermon delivered on May 22, 2022. Making commitments is complicated. Sometimes they are easy and sometimes they are hard to keep. How do we build our self-esteem by doing what we say we are going to do?

A Time of Transition, part II: The Place In Between - Sermons-First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco

"A Time of Transition, part II: The Place In Between"
Sunday, May 15, 2022 10:50 am Livestream Worship Service

William Bridges, when he wrote about transitions, didn't just talk about the Endings, though he did name that first stage and all it required. And he didn't talk about the New Beginnings though that also was tender and vital. He talked about this rarely named space in between those two. And all that happens in that space and how it feels and how to step thoughtfully into and through it. This is what we'll talk a little about this Sunday, and you might find the description familiar and relevant to a lot of life at this moment!

Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister; Sam King, Worship Associate; Percussionists Allen Biggs & Tommy Kesecker; Mark Sumner, Music Director

Eric Shackelford, Camera; Shulee Ong, Camera; Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Dan Barnard, Facilities Manager; Amy Kelly, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher; Ralph Fenn, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour

This I Believe: Dick Grant (05/15/22 Service) - White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church (WBUUC) Sermons

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Nurturing Beauty - First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin

Assistant Minister Rev. Chris Jimmerson's sermon delivered on May 15, 2022. We tend to think of beauty as something we experience, but we also are capable of creating it. Nurturing beauty in our lives may be essential to our spiritual well being.

The Loving and the Letting Go - Sermons-First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco

"The Loving and the Letting Go"
Sunday, May 8, 10:50 am, Worship Service Livestream

What it means to parent a 17-year-old is what it means to parent at any age, just more obviously so. The piece about how love is always about letting go and trusting the universe. And all the other hard -- annoyingly wise but hard -- lessons we learn in journeys of love.

Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister; Daniel Jackoway, Worship Associate; Reiko Oda Lane, Organist; UUSF Choir led by Mark Sumner, Music Director; Jon Silk, Drummer; Wm. GarcΓ­a Ganz, Pianist; Richard Fey, Baritone

Eric Shackelford, Camera; Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Remigio Flood, Sexton; Judy Payne, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher; Ralph Fenn, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour

Harvesting the Beauty of Presence (05/08/22 Sermon) - White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church (WBUUC) Sermons

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The Fire of Anger - First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin

Rev. Meg Barnhouse's sermon delivered on May 8, 2022. How do you handle your rage? How do you help others with theirs? How do you deal with anger when it is at someone else, or when it is at the supreme court?

A Time of Transition - Sermons-First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco

"A Time of Transition"
Sunday, May 1, 10:50 am, Worship Service Livestream

This Sunday we will celebrate our children, youth, and teachers as we wrap up this year’s Sunday School program. We’ll have a special tribute to our incredible volunteers, and our amazing Lead Teachers, Sarah Beth Chionsini, Christine Patch-Lindsay, Marigold Birch, Hilary Buffum and Audrey McDougal. We are also beginning to say our good-byes to our Associate Minister, Rev. Alyson Jacks, who will retire at the end of this church year. We are in a time of change and transition, taking time to say good-bye and preparing for what comes next.

Rev. Alyson Jacks, Associate Minister; Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister; Richard Davis-Lowell, Worship Associate; UUSF Choir led by Mark Sumner, Music Director; Wm. GarcΓ­a Ganz, Accompanist; Elliott Etzkorn, Pianist; Jon Silk, Drummer

Eric Shackelford, Camera; Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Remigio Flood, Sexton; Amy Kelly, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher; Ralph Fenn, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour

A Gift to Be Simple (05/01/22 Service) - White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church (WBUUC) Sermons

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Curiosity and Respect - First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin

Rev. Meg Barnhouse's sermon delivered on May 1, 2022. Our covenant of healthy relations says we should speak to each other directly, in an attitude of curiosity and respect. How do we do this best?

Dancing a Flowered Path - Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church

In these troubled times, we need to hold fast to traditions to keep us grounded. Join us as the Labyrinth Team hosts the annual Flower Communion followed by a Maypole dance.

Katherine Enyart joined Live Oak in February 2001 and has held many roles at the ... read more.

Awake My Soul - Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church

Leonard Jacobson says, β€œAwakening is about liberating yourself from the prison that is the world of the mind and daring to be here as all that you are.” My life has been about breaking out of the prisons of oppression and daring to be all ... read more.

Elephant Company: an Earth Day service - Sermons-First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco

"Elephant Company: an Earth Day service"

Sunday, April 24, 10:50 am, Worship Service Livestream

On Earth Day I think our goal is always to connect to the miracle and the mystery and the awesome power and our love for the earth, in part so that we remember in our hearts that we are anchored to the commitment to save earth and care for Her. I have also been thinking of that phrase lately of how the more particular something is, the more universal it is. So rather than talk about the blue-green spinning planet and try and feel love and connection to that, I want to talk about one particular piece of life that’s part of this earth. Let’s talk about elephants.

I don’t know if you’ve ever heard a sermon on the elephant. Maybe that alone will draw you to church to see how a minister is going to make something spiritual out of the big, plodding, odd looking creature that we know as the pachyderm. Or maybe you just need to be together and sing and sit in silence or light candles. Whatever it is, I’ll see you on Sunday!

Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister; Dennis Adams, Worship Associate; Reiko Oda Lane, Organist; Mark Sumner, Songleader; Rita Fabrizio, Flautist & Vocalist; Jill Smith, Guitarist & Vocalist

Shulee Ong, Camera; Donald Shearer, Camera; Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Remigio Flood, Sexton; Judy Payne, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher; Ralph Fenn, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour

Be Present with one another - First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin

Rev. Meg Barnhouse's sermon delivered on April 24, 2022. Our covenant of healthy relations calls us to "Welcome and serve by being present with one another through life's transitions" What does it mean to be present with one another? How do we do that?

People Empowerment - Earth Day (04/27/22 Sermon) - White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church (WBUUC) Sermons

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Coming to life again - First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin

Rev. Meg Barnhouse's sermon delivered on April 17, 2022. Inanna, in the Babylonian faith story, goes to the underworld to visit her sister. At every level of the underworld, she is stripped of one more element of her rank and dignity. After three days in the underworld, she returns to the overworld. What does this story have to teach us about loss and resurrection?

The Many Faces of God (04/17/22 Sermon) - White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church (WBUUC) Sermons

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Never What You Imagined - Sermons-First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco

β€œNever What You Imagined”
Easter Sunday, April 17, 10:50 am, Worship Service Livestream
Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister, preaching

This year is one when Passover and Easter land in the same stretch of time and Spring also is claiming the stage. Holding these stories, the rituals of remembering, one thing that strikes me is the fullness of this moment in all the stories of the season. How in them all it is a time of loss and hope, both. How in it all there is this vital readiness that is asked of us, and a reminder that what lies ahead is almost always in the big stories, nothing like what we had imagined.

Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister; Rev. Alyson Jacks, Associate Minister; Sam King, Worship Associate; Bell Choir led by Reiko Oda Lane, Organist; Laurel Sprigg, Soprano; UUSF Choir led by Mark Sumner, Music Director

Shulee Ong, Camera; Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Remigio Flood, Sexton; Kelvin Jones, Sexton; Amy Kelly, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher; Ralph Fenn, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour

Roll Away the Stone - Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church

If β€œthe unexamined life is not worth living,” how does Eastertime encourage us to examine ourselves – to roll away the stones on our hearts – and examine what lies within?

The Rev. Jami Yandle (they/them/theirs) is a non-binary Board Certified Chaplain and will be serving ... read more.

The Spiritual Practice of Showing Up - Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church

The Spiritual Practice of Showing Up: From trans rights to reproductive justice, voting rights to the environment, this is a crucial time in Texans’ fight for justice and UU values in the world. The Rev. Erin Walter, musician, dance teacher, and new Executive Director of ... read more.

SERMON: The View from Space: Rev. Beth Robbins - Arlington Street Church

Recorded live at Arlington Street Church, Sunday, April 10, 2022.

An Especially Big and Important Music Service - Sermons-First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco

"An Especially Big and Important Music Service"
Sunday, April 10, Worship Service Livestream

This Sunday, April 10th - after a 25-month delay - and in a follow up to our tribute to Walt Whitman in early December, several choirs return in larger numbers to perform the Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams. In addition to having the UC Alumni Chorus join our church choir, we welcome students from the UC Men’s and Women's Chorales at Berkeley as well as a 45 piece orchestra. The pieces are enhanced exponentially with orchestral forces.

These combined choirs seek to honor the souls lost and displaced by the Ukraine invasion with their music. Dona Nobis Pacem was composed in response to the unsettling state of the world in 1936β€” Vaughan Williams compelled to cry out for peace featuring traditional texts as well as dramatic poetry by none other than Walt Whitman.

Rev. Alyson Jacks, Associate Minister; β€œWonder Dave” Crady, Worship Associate; Reiko Oda Lane, Organist; Nancy Munn, soprano; Rene Minneboo, baritone; Orchestra and Choirs led by Mark Sumner, Music Director

Eric Shackelford, Camera; Donald Shearer, Camera; Jonathan Silk, Sound & Final Mixes; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Remigio Flood, Sexton; Athena Papadakos, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher; Ralph Fenn, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour

Awakening - First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin

Assistant Minister Rev. Chris Jimmerson's sermon delivered on April 10, 2022. Many of us are engaged in a lifelong process of awakening to realities that are different than what we were taught. It is a process that can feel liberating and help us awaken to our own, full creative potential. So, why are we witnessing such a backlash against wokeness.

Waking Up to Complexity (04/10/22 Service) - White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church (WBUUC) Sermons

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Word After A Word After A Word Is Power - Sermons-First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco

"Word After A Word After A Word Is Power"
Sunday, April 3, 10:50 am, Worship Service Livestream

Poetry has the ability to awaken the mind with a single word or to give a gulp of water to the heart one didn’t know was thirsty. It can boldly tell undeniable truths to ourselves, and to Kings and Queens. It can make a crowd stir as well as call a profound silence in a filled auditorium. It is simple and complex, like each living being. Poetry is the language of Faithful Fools. Carmen Barsody and poets from the Tenderloin Community will lead us in a fool- hearted, poetic service in celebration of poetry month and their high holy month as Faithful Fools. (https://www.faithfulfools.org/)

Carmen Barsody, Sermonizer; Ed Bowers, Sermonizer; Kim Diamond, Sermonizer; Cheryl Shanks, Sermonizer; Joel Yates, Sermonizer; Poindexter (aka Dennis Adams), Worship Associate; AndrΓ©s Vera, Cellist; Matthew Linaman, Cellist; Ben Rudiak-Gould, Songleader; Jon Silk, Drummer; Mark Sumner, Pianist

Eric Shackelford, Camera; Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Lee Jones, Sexton; Kelvin Jones, Sexton; Amy Kelly, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher; Ralph Fenn, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour

A Posture of Curiosity (04/03/22 Sermon) - White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church (WBUUC) Sermons

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What is the Eighth Principle? - First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin

Rev. Meg Barnhouse's sermon delivered on April 3, 2022. What started the sense that we needed another principle? Why now? Why antiracism? Why do we choose to focus on this issue as opposed to all of the other oppressions? We will vote on it at our May meeting.

Finding purpose through the side door - Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church

We are meaning-seeking animals. This means we can sometimes find ourselves looking for our purpose in our lives and communities. It’s simple if we’re just looking to increase what’s ours, raise our status, and beat our competitors into submission. But when we value healing β€” ... read more.

On the Road to Find Out - Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church

β€œWell I left my happy home
To see what I could find out
I left my folk and friends
With the aim to clear my mind out.” – Cat Stevens. On Rev. Joanna’s last service before leaving on sabbatical, she shares some thoughts about renewal, ... read more.

What's Going On? - Sermons-First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco

"What's Going On?"
Sunday, March 27, 10:50 am, Worship Service Livestream

I want to talk about what I have been seeing and hearing the last week or two -- not about timeless and eternal questions but about what is going on around and within us all these days... at least my best guess, with a little input from my friends. It will be a time to sing, too light candles, to enjoy each other in coffee hour, to be still, to breathe. Just come, however, you are able to join in.

Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister; Nancy Hardies, Annual Giving Fund Testimony; Sam King & Wonder Dave Crady, AOF Co-Chairs; Richard Davis, UU Seder 2022; Reiko Oda Lane, Organist; UUSF Choir led by Mark Sumner, Music Director; Wm. GarcΓ­a Ganz, pianist

Eric Shackelford, Camera; Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Remigio Flood, Sexton; Amy Kelly, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher; Ralph Fenn, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour

The Question of Legacy - Sermons-First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco

"The Question of Legacy"
Sunday, March 20, 10:50 am, Worship Service Livestream

I've been thinking a lot about legacy. Call it mid-life, call it an eternal itch we humans scratch and an eternal question with which we wrestle. It's a grounding question, a sobering one, sometimes an inspiring one, and maybe, maybe our answer changes as we go, as the path before us twists and opens. The question of legacy!

Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister; "Wonder Dave" Crady, Worship Associate; Lori Lai, Annual Fund Testimonial; Dan Barnard, Facilities Manager; Linda Enger; Board of Trustees; Merle Easton; Robin Larsen, UUSF Women's Group; Reiko Oda Lane, Organist; Ben Rudiak-Gould, Songleader

Eric Shackelford, Camera; Donald Shearer, Camera; Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Remigio Flood, Sexton; Athena Papadakos, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher; Ralph Fenn, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour

A Meditation on Trust (03/27/22 Sermon) - White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church (WBUUC) Sermons

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Grasshoppers in Indra's Glittering Net - First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin

Rev. Meg Barnhouse's sermon delivered on March 27, 2022. Our seventh principal affirms that we are all part of the physical world in both a physical and a spiritual way. The health of our planet and the health of other animals and humans affect the health of our own body/ mind.

Water Ceremony 2022 - First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin

Rev. Meg Barnhouse's sermon delivered on March 20, 2022. A year ago, during the freeze, many of us lost our water for many days on end. Others of us who had water filled up containers to give to our neighbors and friends. We bring water to the service and share a couple of sentences about about our experience of the freeze last year as well as what water means to us.

Renewing Faith - First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin

Assistant Minister Rev. Chris Jimmerson's sermon delivered on March 13, 2022. In challenging, sometimes scary times such as those in which we find ourselves, it can be hard at times to maintain our faith. Perhaps we can help each other retain our faith and resilience. Perhaps faith is to be found in our struggles for love, justice and a better world - a continual process of remembering that there is beauty to be found in the struggle, even when we cannot know what the outcome may be.

Live Oak 2032 - Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church

This is Ostara, the Spring Equinox, a time of planting. And we are looking ahead to a new future, hopefully a post-pandemic future. What do we want to plant?

Rites of Passage Service: Big Life Questions - Sermons-First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco

"Rites of Passage Service: Big Life Questions"
Sunday, March 13, 10:50 am, Worship Service Livestream

We are excited to welcome our 4th and 5th graders for this year's Rites of Passage Service. The service will include wonderful music, performed by our bell and church choir, we'll have special songs, and a few surprises. And of course, the Big Life Questions! Our eight young people have waited an extra year for this service so we want to make this one extra special. And wait till you hear their questions! Β Join us for this special celebration.

Rev. Alyson Jacks, Associate Minister; Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister; Marigold Birch, 4th-5th Grade Lead Teacher; Dennielle Kronenberg, Canvass Testimony; Reiko Oda Lane, Organist & Bell Choir Director; UUSF Choir; Mark Sumner, Music Director; Jon Silk, Drummer; Nancy Munn, Soloist; Wm. GarcΓ­a Ganz, Pianist

Eric Shackelford, Camera; Shulee Ong, Camera; Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Remigio Flood, Sexton; Athena Papadakos, Flowers; Alex Darr, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour

Specially Sophisticated Sorrows (03/13/22 Service) - White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church (WBUUC) Sermons

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"The Ecology of Generosity" - Sermons-First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco

"The Ecology of Generosity"
Sunday, March 6, 10:50 am, Worship Service Livestream

Our preacher this week, The Rev. Vail Weller, has served congregations as parish minister in West Virginia, Michigan, and most recently San Mateo, California, where she still resides. She is also the Congregational Giving Director at the Unitarian Universalist Association and we are so grateful to have her with us on this Sunday when we kick off our 2022-23 annual giving/pledge drive for this community. This week's sermon "The Ecology of Generosity" draws deeply on the thoughts of Robin Wall Kimmerer and her book β€œBraiding Sweetgrass” and explores the cycles of nature and the cycles of generosity.

Rev. Vail Weller, Guest Minister; Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister; Sam King & β€œWonder Dave” Crady, Canvass Co-Chairs; Reiko Oda Lane, Organist; UUSF Choir led by Mark Sumner, Music Director

Eric Shackelford, Camera; Shulee Ong, Camera; Donald Shearer, Camera; Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Remigio Flood, Sexton; Judy Payne, Flowers; Alex Darr, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour

A Community of Resilience (03/06/22 Service) - White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church (WBUUC) Sermons

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How to eat a car - First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin

Rev. Meg Barnhouse's sermon delivered on March 6, 2022. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all; Our sixth principal is broad and demanding. How in the world do we promote this, much less make this happen?

A Mathematical Justification for More Love - Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church

The world right now looks scary and its easy to imagine enemies around us. But the math says otherwise.

Widening the Circle - First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin

Assistant Minister Rev. Chris Jimmerson's sermon delivered on February 27, 2022. Liberation theology helps us understand that we all can fulfill our greatest potential when we open ourselves and our institutions to all people - greater and greater perspectives. Unitarian Universalism proposes that walking together in covenantal community, in the ways of love, is our way toward widening that circle, maybe even bursting it wide open so none of us left on the inside or the outside.

A Good Goodbye - First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin

Rev. Meg Barnhouse's sermon delivered on February 20, 2022. What makes a good goodbye? Our goodbye is going to be a long one. How can we talk about our gains and losses? How can we talk about the grief and the love that we share?

Community Ministry - Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church

What is the ministry we do in the wider community? Join Live Oak members Joel Bercu, Audrey McCann, Chris Milhealsick, and Judy Reynolds, as they discuss taking action with school board issues, reproductive justice and anti-racism, voting, and climate justice.

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