Monday, November 17, 2014

"Prayer for Peace" Nov. 16, 2014

Kevin Lawson, Intern Minister

Within the Prayer attributed to St. Francis of Assisi, we are called to resist the forces of negativity and lift up a spirit of goodwill and generosity. How might we continually learn from and live into the spirit of this well loved prayer that reaches across the years, and faith traditions to speak a Universal Truth. May we each live as an Instrument of Peace.

Monday, November 3, 2014

"What I Didn't Realize about Life" - Nov. 2nd 2014

Rev. Peg Morgan

There are aspects of the way our life works that we take for granted, that we don't even notice. Only when we imagine things differently can we see the gifts we have been given. This sermon will draw upon the fantasies of neurobiologist David Eagleman. Today's service will include honoring loved ones who have died over the past year.

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Things We Own. The Stories They Tell - October 26, 2014

John Britt

Our mass production consumer oriented society has us both over-involved in products and, at the same time, disconnected from the people and processes that make them. Can we use the stories of the things we own to realign our values and purpose with our possessions? Come explore with me how we as Unitarian Universalists might begin to get in right relationship with our “stuff”.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

"Deep Apology" - Oct. 19th, 2014

Rev. Peg Morgan

Our Jewish brothers and sisters just observed their annual Yom Kippur, a time of atonement, of making amends to those we have hurt or wronged. In their tradition, humans need to make it right with others before it can be right with God. How do we do this? Where might our minds and hearts go to make a good and deep apology?

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Monday, October 13, 2014

"Religion Gone Astray" - Oct. 12, 2014

Rabbi Ted Falcon

Considering the blessings and curses of religious teachings and institutions in the three Abrahamic traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam), is religion itself a part of the problems plaguing our world? How can interfaith dialogue hold the key to a healing that calls us back to purpose and to meaning?

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Friday, September 19, 2014

"Where Do We Come From, What Are We? Where Are We Going?" - Sept. 14, 2014

Rev. Peg Morgan

On this, our fall Ingathering Sunday, it seems a good idea to ask the question: Where is Unitarian Universalism going?  How is it evolving as a faith.  I've been a UU since I'm going to stand back, and take a long view and perspective.   How is our evolution set to serve each of us and the broader world?

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

There's a Thread You Follow - August 31, 2014

Kevin Lawson

As I join in community with Westside for the coming 10 months, an introductory exploration...What is my journey? What is your journey?  What might the tapestry we weave together during this year, each with our own thread, our unique journeys, come out looking like next June?   

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