Wednesday, February 25, 2015

"We've Come This Far by Faith" Rev. Morgan speaks about her retirement announcement. - February 22, 2015

Rev. Peg Morgan

The journey of our lives moves us through ages and stages .The Hindu faith builds that idea into their spiritual understanding, defining a major task for each stage. Is there guidance in that idea for Unitarian Universalists?

Friday, February 20, 2015

"Zipper Merging" Feb. 15th, 2015

Rev. James Kubel-Komoto

Unitarian Universalists seek inspiration and wisdom from many sources, even traffic engineering studies. In this morning's sermon, Reverend James explores how he learned to get along better with family, friends, and strangers as a result of reading such a study.

"Rev. Dr. James Kubal-Komoto is in his 15th year of ministry at Saltwater Church in Des Moines, where he lives with his wife and son in Federal Way.   Always well received as a speaker, here is what one person said about Rev. James' sermons: "I love James' sermons! Witty, always grounded in deep understanding of Unitarian Universalism, reminds me of the connections between us as we struggle in our imperfection through the joys and trials of life;, he usually makes me laugh, but often touches my heart deeply by his lack of fear to be authentic."  When not preaching he is known as a strong advocate for adequate funding for human services at the local, county, and state level.  He lives with his wife and son in Federal Way. 

Monday, February 2, 2015

"From Small Acts Come Transformation" February 1, 2015

Rev. Peg Morgan

Our Westside community is abuzz every week with many small acts of service by many people. As the old Cinderella song ditty goes: "Put them together and what have we got?" We have transformation, for the community and the people offering their time and talents. Today let's consider the deeper meanings of our service.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

"Why We Gather" January 25, 2015

Kevin Lawson

We welcome the General Assembly Chalice this morning, while on its Northwest tour prior to GA in Portland, OR - June 2015. Intern Minister, Kevin Lawson will speak to whyit matters that we gather in community each Sunday and in General Assembly. Where has Unitarian Universalism come from, where is it going, thoughts on our shared journey and the free and responsible search for truth and meaning?

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

"Living the Dream: The Life and Passions of Ida Wells" -January 18, 2015

Rev. Peg Morgan

Our faith draws wisdom from many sources, not just one holy book or one prophet. We each have a spark of divinity in us that glows bright with our good works and justice fulfilling attitudes, words and actions. Today we will be inspired by the life and passions of one woman Ida B. Wells,(1862-1931) an African American woman, mother, teacher, journalist.and a fighter against the racist practice of lynching.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

"Leaving a Spiritual Inheritance" January 11, 2015

Dr. Gloria Burgess

Gloria Burgess is an internationally known author, poetess, speaker and consultant. Jazz is a metaphor for her work. She inspires audiences by stressing the importance of leaving a spiritual inheritance of enduring value that will benefit present and future generations. That message will be the focus if this service. Jazz selections will be offered throughout.

Monday, January 5, 2015

"In the Aftermath of Suicide" - Jan. 4th, 2015

Rev. Peg Morgan

Suicide is complex and is now, more often, honestly named as the cause of death. This allows us to talk about it, and about how loved ones are left with complicated grieving. Death is hard enough, without having to cope with the dynamics of suicide. So what sense can we make of it all, and how do we support each other?

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