Sunday, November 16, 2014: "On the Road Again" - Rev Lisa Sargeant
We have all heard it said, There's nothing permanent in life except change. How do we go through these constant changes while managing uncertainty, and still finding time to stop and watch the sunset? Our UU faith has some answers to offer. Join Rev. Lisa Sargeant who did her internship at MDUUC as she joins us in the pulpit.
Sunday, October 26, 2014: “Crimes and Misdemeanors.” Revs. Leslie Takahashi and David Morris
Each year at our Services Auction, a member of the congregation purchases the rights to name a sermon topic for our ministers. This year the inimicable Emily Ehm was the winner and she challenged Revs. Leslie Takahashi and David Morris to examine the themes of the classic Woody Allen movie which speaks about a timeless religious question: is there an ultimate justice?
Sunday, November 9, 2014: "The Transient and the Permanent Remade" - Rev. Leslie Takahashi
In every life, change comes in its many forms. As we face a time of seismic change in our society, how can we take the lessons of our faith to remake our tradition to transform lives and create the Beloved Community in this world? How can we use its teachings to prepare us for change in our own lives? Rev. Leslie Takahashi will explore these questions.
Sunday, October 19, 2014: “Suspending Judgment” - Rev. David Morris
Human situations are immensely complicated. When we are most certain that we know exactly who is right and who is wrong, when the right answer is so obvious we know there can’t possibly be any other—that’s a good time to stop and ask: What am I missing here? Rev. David Morris will preach.
Sunday, November 2, 2014: "All Souls Celebration" - Revs Leslie Takahashi and David Morris
Each year we take time to explore our on-going conversation with life and death. In the tradition of Día de Muertos and also in honor of the Christian holiday All-Souls Day which was important in our Universalist heritage, we mark this time. If you have suffered a loss in recent years and would like to process, you are invited to meet 15 minutes before each service at the back of the Sanctuary.
Sunday, October 5, 2014: 10 Lies About Poverty - Rev. Leslie Takahashi
Author Tavis Smiley posits that we can no longer deny the threat poverty poses to our democracy. As Unitarian Universalists, we covenant to affirm and promote the worth and dignity of all--including those with limited economic means and yet this is often a challenge for us as is the issue of dealing with those challenged by an evolving economy. This service, led by Rev. Leslie Takahashi, will include a dramatic interpretation of the life of Ida B. Wells.