Thursday, July 2, 2015

"My Charge to Westside" June 21, 2015

Rev. Peg Morgan

 At ordinations and installations of ministers, someone gives the "charge" to the congregation...their best advice for moving forward...Today I will charge you with my best hopes for Westside's future.

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Monday, June 8, 2015

"My Three Sermons" June 7, 2015

Rev Peg Morgan

'They' say ministers really have only three sermon teachings that are preached in different ways. What do you think mine have been? 

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Monday, June 1, 2015

"To Grow, To Learn, To Say Goodbye" May 31, 2015

Kevin Lawson, Intern Minister

It is time to review the year of a ministerial internship! Reflections on growth into ministry, lessons learned and how it is we never stop growing, and learning. T.S. Eliot compels us, "We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." Dolly Parton sings, "We've come full circle, and yet we've just begun," come and share in my final service with you as your ministerial intern.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

"Restorative Justice" May 17, 2015

Kevin Lawson

What is it to work towards wholeness and recovery, opposed to punitive and additional detriment? Is there inherent worth and dignity enough to go around? As UU's how do we work for justice, holding the tension of seeking recovery from injury, along with accountability for wrong doers? What is our role with respect to some of the social justice issues present in our communities and society currently?

Monday, May 11, 2015

"Only One Rule According to Hafiz" May 10, 2015

Rev. Peg Morgan

On this Mother's Day, it seems a good day to speak of wisdom, wisdom that we would want to pass on to children; and no better source than the poetry and spiritual wisdom of Sufi poet Hafiz. Let's listen to the wisdom of this mystic as he weaves his way through ideas about children, life, religion and purpose. Come be prepared to be delighted!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

"To Be Called" May 3, 2015

Rev. Peg Morgan

Today we will consider what it means to be called to something that is bigger than ourselves alone. And what does it take to hear the call?

Monday, April 27, 2015

"What Do I Mean When I Say I'm _______? A Discoursive Exploration of Race, Racism, and Racial Identity" April 26, 2015

Westside UU Youth

 This fall, the youth group started out to do a year-long exploration of how to be a powerful force for social justice in the world. Then Ferguson happened and our conversation turned to matters of race and racism and all the social dynamics we saw unfolding in our country and community. Our conversation deepened into a powerful journey into our own racial identities (self-identified and projected) during which we continually asked, "And what does this ask of us to do and be in the world?" This service grew out of our ongoing work to unpack, understand, and respond compassionately to the reality of systemic racism in our country.