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Apr 11, 2021

This podcast is from the worship service live streamed on April 11, 2021. Reflecting on the process of rebirth and renewal, Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor shares some of the congregation’s extraordinary journey over the last 18 years as he approaches the end of the season of his ministry.

The theme for April is what it means to be a people of becoming. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website.

For the safety of all in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, UTUUC will NOT be holding in–person worship until further notice. We have also cancelled or postponed any congregational events that would have taken place.

To watch a video of this service, click HERE.

For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual fellowship hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org.

Apr 4, 2021

This podcast is from the worship service live streamed on April 4, 2021. Viewing resurrection as rebirth after painful loss or period, Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor explores how love uncaged by death leads to an experience of the Kingdom of God, both within and among us.

The theme for April is what it means to be a people of becoming. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website.
For the safety of all in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, UTUUC will NOT be holding in–person worship until further notice. We have also cancelled or postponed any congregational events that would have taken place.
To watch a video of this service, click HERE.
For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual fellowship hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org.

Mar 28, 2021

This podcast is from the worship service live streamed on March 28, 2021 and led by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor. Reflecting on the history of this congregation, it’s faith heritage and the current pandemic, Rev. Taylor explores what it means for this congregation to build a new way here and now.

The theme for March is what it means to be a people of commitment. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website.

For the safety of all in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, UTUUC will NOT be holding in–person worship until further notice. We have also cancelled or postponed any congregational events that would have taken place.

To watch a video of this service, click HERE.

For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual fellowship hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org.

Mar 21, 2021

This podcast is from the worship service live streamed on March 21, 2021. Rev. Brian Sauder outlines the commitments of Eco-Justice that are practiced by Faith in Place in their daily work to advance environmental justice.

Rev. Brian Sauder serves Faith in Place as the President & Executive Director (www.faithinplace.org). He was the Policy Director and organizer of the Springfield office until Rev. Clare Butterfield resigned in 2015. The entrepreneurial vision and confident leadership of Rev. Sauder is growing the impact of Faith in Place’s mission to empower people of all faiths across Illinois to be leaders for cleaner environments and healthier communities. Rev. Sauder’s passion is empowering faith communities across Illinois to take measurable steps to connect the dots between faith, environmental justice, poverty, mass incarceration, race, violence, class, and health.

The theme for March is what it means to be a people of commitment. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website.

For the safety of all in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, UTUUC will NOT be holding in–person worship until further notice. We have also cancelled or postponed any congregational events that would have taken place.

To watch a video of this service, click HERE.

For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual fellowship hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org.

Mar 14, 2021

This podcast is from the worship service live streamed on March 14, 2021. The two-part homily is presented first by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor and then Ministerial Intern mandi huizenga. They honor the one-year anniversary of Covid-imposed social distancing by reflecting on how challenging the spiritual work of grief has been during the pandemic, especially through our many losses.

The theme for March is what it means to be a people of commitment. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website.

For the safety of all in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, UTUUC will NOT be holding in–person worship until further notice. We have also cancelled or postponed any congregational events that would have taken place.

To watch a video of this service, click HERE.

For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual fellowship hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org.

Mar 7, 2021

This podcast is from the worship service live streamed on March 7, 2021. The service includes reflections from our fourth graders, and Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage considers what commitments are (as per Mary Oliver) like the "loyalty of water to the force of gravity."

The theme for March is what it means to be a people of commitment. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website.

For the safety of all in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, UTUUC will NOT be holding in–person worship until further notice. We have also cancelled or postponed any congregational events that would have taken place.

To watch a video of this service, click HERE.

For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual fellowship hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org.

Feb 28, 2021

This podcast is from the worship service live streamed on February 28, 2021. The sermon is presented Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor. Reflecting on the work of Bryan Stevenson, Rev. Taylor explores what it means to get close to people who are suffering, neglected or abused. For neither justice nor the Beloved Community are possible without people willing to do the uncomfortable work of becoming proximate with those who know deep struggle.

The theme for February is what it means to be a beloved community. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website.

For the safety of all in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, UTUUC will NOT be holding in–person worship until further notice. We have also cancelled or postponed any congregational events that would have taken place.

To watch a video of this service, click HERE.

For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual fellowship hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org.

Feb 21, 2021

This podcast is from the worship service live streamed on February 21, 2021. The sermon is presented by Rev. Mary Katherine Morn and Heather Vickery and is preceded by the audio from a video with adrienne maree brown. Leaders of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee share how we Unitarian Universalists can ground ourselves in the vision of the Beloved Community and support their important work advancing human rights through grassroots collaborations.

Rev. Mary Katherine Morn has been the president and chief executive officer for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee since June 2018. Heather Vickery is the Coordinator for Congregational Activism for the UU Service Committee and the UU College of Social Justice. adrienne maree brown is an American author, doula, women's rights activist and black feminist based in Detroit, Michigan.

The theme for February is what it means to be a beloved community. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website.

For the safety of all in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, UTUUC will NOT be holding in–person worship until further notice. We have also cancelled or postponed any congregational events that would have taken place.

To see a video of this service, click HERE.

For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual fellowship hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org.

Feb 14, 2021

This podcast is from the worship service live streamed on February 14, 2021 and led by Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage. Walt Whitman famously wrote: "Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself. I am large. I contain multitudes." This sermon considers the multitudes within each of us, in our history and in the stories that we tell and believe.

The theme for February is what it means to be a beloved community. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website.

For the safety of all in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, UTUUC will NOT be holding in–person worship until further notice. We have also cancelled or postponed any congregational events that would have taken place.

To see a video of this service, click HERE.

For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual fellowship hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org.

Feb 7, 2021

This podcast is from the worship service live streamed on February 7, 2021 and led by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor. As our congregation explores “Welcoming All,” what are we welcoming all to? If we are about transforming lives, what are we transforming lives for? Rev. Taylor shares his vision of a Unitarian Universalist congregation.

The theme for February is what it means to be a beloved community. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website.

For the safety of all in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, UTUUC will NOT be holding in–person worship until further notice. We have also cancelled or postponed any congregational events that would have taken place.

To see a video of this service, click HERE.

For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual fellowship hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org.

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