Podcasts 

Why I am a Unitarian Universalist 

Lay Leader: Nicole Stewart Speaker: Rev. Tracy Springberry

The Rev. Tracy Springberry will share how the Good News of Unitarian Universalism makes her life richer and more meaningful.

Sermons in Stones 

Lay leader: Monte Jordon  Worship Leader: Rev. Sarah Schurr

In his play “As You Like it” Shakespeare shared his view that we draw wisdom from unexpected experience. Rev. Sarah Schurr will look at how Unitarian Universalist’s draw wisdom from many interesting sources as well.

Planting the Seeds of Hope 

Lay Leader: Lisa Sporleder  Speakers: Scarlet Hopkins, Pam Miller, and Melissa Sikes

How do we plant seeds for renewal, rebirth, growth, and regeneration? How do we keep hope alive and nurtured?

Mindful Meditation 

Speaker: Dr. Kirsten Nielsen Lay Leader: Frida Shroyer

Dr. Kirsten Nielsen is a primary health provider who specializes in chronic illness treatment and prevention. She brings mindfulness to her patients to facilitate changes in life style for improved health. This program will show some connections between mindfulness and spirituality and how meditation can help.

Letting Go 

Spiritual Leader: Rev. Sarah Schurr  Lay Leader: Laurel Holmes

Love is about connection but love is also about letting go, and it is not always easy.  Rev. Sarah will reflect on the spiritual practice and practical art of releasing our expectations, our assumptions, and our attachments.

Welcoming the Nones 

Spiritual Leader: Rev. Sarah Schurr  Lay Leader: Hayden Nevill

When experts look at the changing demographics of the US and of potential UUs, the fastest growing group is not those who are leaving another faith, but those who have no relationship with organized religion at all. We call them the “nones”.   How can we best serve this growing demographic? How can they help us build a better world? Rev. Sarah will share what she has learned about this trend and the future of our movement.

Hillel and the Foundation of Rabbinical Judaism 

Lay Leader: Mike Walleri Speaker:  Dr. Liz Ross

Dr. Ross will discuss Hillel, a famous Jewish religious leader, scholar and teacher who lived in the first century before the common era. He is often credited as one of the foundations of Rabbinical Judaism, but his teaching clearly laid the foundations for both Christianity and Islam.

Broken Buddha 

It’s okay to fall short. The Spirit moves through cracks in our hearts and in our lives. We do our best, and it is in doing small things that most of us change the world. Lay Leader: Rev. Sarah Schurr. Special Guest Minister: Meg Barnhouse.

Why I Celebrate Easter 

Yes, this is Easter Sunday.  What meaning can this ancient holiday hold for UUs? Is there more to it than Chocolate Bunnies? Come hear Rev. Sarah’s response to the question of Easter.  Lay Leader: Julia Stewart. Speaker: Rev. Sarah Schurr.

Wisdom in the Neighborhood 

Fred Rogers helped to raise many generations of children in kindness and respect for others. Come hear Rev. Schurr speak about Mr. Rogers and his unique community ministry, as well as some unique UU community ministries in this district.  In this service we will also welcome those who joined our congregation in the past 12 months. Lay Leader: Cam Leonard.  Speaker: Rev. Sarah Schurr.

 

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