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Feb 16, 2020

Sermon delivered by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor on February 16, 2020 Rev. Taylor reflects on his second visit to refugees in Matamoros, taking heart amidst disappointment.

The theme for February is what it means to be a people of resilience. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith.

Feb 9, 2020

Sermon delivered by Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage on February 9, 2020. A sermon on small and big worries, resilience, and our propensity to take "flying leaps at nonsensical unreasonable ideas like marriage and marathons and democracy and divinity." (Thanks, Brian Doyle.)

The theme for February is what it means to be a people of resilience. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith.

Feb 2, 2020

Sermon delivered by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor on February 2, 2020. Many of life’s challenges push us beyond what we had previously thought ourselves capable. This podcast includes readings by Howard Thurman and Maya Angelou that precede Rev. Taylor's sermon that explores the resilience of individuals and communities. 

The theme for February is what it means to be a people of resilience. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith.

Jan 26, 2020

Sermon delivered by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor on January 26, 2020. Faith Testimonial by Alex Kapitan, co-founder of the Transforming Hearts Collective which supports spaces for LGBTQ people to access resilience, healing and spirituality, and supports congregations in the work of radical inclusion and culture shift. Alex shares per story of growing up Unitarian Universalist and what ze is looking for in a spiritual community.

Reflecting on the rhythms to which we move through the world, Rev. Taylor reflects on how our wider culture has dominant rhythms that are often not our own. Isn't being faithful learning how to dance to our own inner drumbeats and recognize and respond to the authentic rhythms of others?

The theme for January is what it means to be a people of integrity. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith.

 
Jan 19, 2020

Sermon delivered by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor on January 19, 2020. Reflecting on Dr. King's vision of the Beloved Community, Rev. Taylor explores the the work of Bryan Stevenson (Just Mercy), the ramifications of facing up to our nation's history of racism and terrorism towards people of color, and Stevenson's prescription to bring forth a society that provides justice, equity, and compassion for all.

The theme for January is what it means to be a people of integrity. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith.

Jan 12, 2020

Sermon delivered by Rev. Karen Mooney on January 12, 2020. Hear how building brave spaces differs from creating safe spaces and why that is the work we need to do to be truly welcoming to all.

Rev. Mooney works with the Unitarian Universalist Prison Ministries of Illinois as they seek to bring UU faith and worship to incarcerated people. She is honored to offer circles of care for those living in prisons and jails and support all those affected by incarceration. Karen is a life-long Unitarian Universalist who learned the art of church from her very involved parents. She has been educated far and wide, working and playing, listening and walking with people. She loves that UU communities are places where you find people who are alive and seeking throughout their lives.

The theme for January is what it means to be a people of integrity. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith.

Jan 5, 2020

Sermon delivered by Rev. Allison Farnum on January 5, 2020. Rev. Farnum examines personal integrity through the lens of discernment as a way to start the new year.

Rev. Allison Farnum is a Unitarian Universalist minister, returned to the Chicago area from eleven years serving her first call at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers, Florida. She is currently serving as Adjunct Consultant for our UUA’s MidAmerica Region as she discerns how best she may next fulfill her call to serve the Spirit of Love. Rev. Allison loves all things culinary and is a proud mother of 2, and wife to her beloved Andy.

The theme for January is what it means to be a people of integrity. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith.

Dec 29, 2019

Sermon delivered by Rev. Allison Farnum on December 29, 2019. Rev. Farnum is a Unitarian Universalist minister, returned to the Chicago area from eleven years serving her first call at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers, Florida. She is currently serving as Adjunct Consultant for our UUA’s MidAmerica Region as she discerns how best she may next fulfill her call to serve the Spirit of Love. Rev. Allison loves all things culinary and is a proud mother of 2, and wife to her beloved Andy.

The theme for December is what it means to be a people of awe. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith.

Dec 24, 2019

Sermon delivered by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor at the 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve worship service on December 24, 2019. Rev. Taylor reflects on the promises of the Season.

The theme for December is what it means to be a people of awe. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith.

Dec 22, 2019

This podcast from December 22, 2019 begins with a story for all ages read by Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage. The book is My Penguin Osbert by Elizabeth Cody KimmelShe follows the story with her sermon about how sometimes things don’t turn out the way we plan.

The theme for December is what it means to be a people of awe. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith.

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