Monday, June 13, 2016

"Creating Hope: The Most Important Decision We Can Make" June 12, 2016

Micahel Lisagor

Looking at the world today, it's easy to feel despair. But, we're not powerless. Hope, based on an inner resolve, is a flame we can nurture. Michael Lisagor, a 45+ year practitioner of Nichiren Buddhism explores what Buddhism has to say about hope, the ten conditions of human life, and how to find the inner determination necessary to transform difficult circumstances.

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Monday, June 6, 2016

"My Call to Ministry" May 29, 2016

Charles Wilson and Matt Aspin, Seminarians

Two of Westside's seminarians will share their stories of being called to the Unitarian Universalist Ministry. What led to their respective "calls"? What has been their discernment processes? How has this path altered their lives?

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

"Praise Service: Breathe" May 15, 2016

Jason Douros

Several Westside members who have a desire to create a Unitarian Universalist worship service that reflects the traditions they grew up with have created an exciting Praise Service. The Westside Chorale and Celebration Singers will join forces with the Total Experience Gospel Choir to present a unique and beautiful worship experience unlike any other. Sermon message will be delivered by Jason Douros.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

"Mother's Day - A Forgotten Story"

Rev. Linda Kaufman

Many of you may be unaware of the Unitarian connection to our national holiday, Mother's Day. We'll explore the ancient, the 19th century, and modern history of this day as well as its sacred meaning for our own lives. 

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Monday, May 9, 2016

"Ch-Ch-Changes" May 1, 2016

Westside Youth

Change is inevitable. Sometimes it's scary, sometimes it's unwanted, sometimes it's a breath of fresh air. Sometimes it happens gradually and sometimes it happens suddenly. We view change as an opportunity to expand our minds with new ideas, a chance to reflect on what is most important to us, and motivation to grow into our best selves.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

"Obedience to Oppression = Climate Injustice - How we can Serve Humanity with Our Conscience" April 24, 2016

Zarna Joshi

The climate crisis is a spiritual crisis. This sermon will go deep into the roots of climate injustice and how we can evolve our spirituality as a community to serve both Humanity and Nature. We are bound together by love so let us utilize our love to break the bonds of oppression around the world.

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Monday, April 4, 2016

"Hell No I Won't Go" April 3, 2016

Lisa Reitzes

Passover is a ritual commemoration that is fundamentally about the Spring Equinox, about renewal and liberation from what binds us and holds us back from experiencing freedom and transcendence.  It is an inspiring story of collective faith that predates the written record of the Hebrews, and which has shaped the path of the oppressed and justice-seekers for centuries. The power of Passover is in its invitation to contemplate where each us finds the courage to seek transformation - out there or right here.

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