Reflections delivered by Jared Nourse on August 8, 2010. Jared has been involved at Unity Temple on and off for over 40 years, playing roles from Marwood Camp counselor to junior high teacher, treasurer, Finance Committee chair, adult education coordinator, board member, board president, and Administrator.
As much as he has earned his living in the business community, his passion has been for the innner world, with the many challenges and wonders that it affords. This led him to Zurich, Switzerland during a mid-life hiatus where he took the inner journey under the guidance of a Jungian. This experience is at the foundation of this service. Jared can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sermon delivered by Toni Maddi on August 1, 2010. Toni was a pastoral associate at Unity Temple until her recent move. She and her family now reside in Crystal Lake where they attend the U.U. Congregation of Woodstock. Having worked as a hospice spiritual support volunteer as well as a hospice chaplain intern, Toni is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Theology. She can be contacted at email@example.com.
Sermon delivered by Duane Dowell on July 18, 2010. Duane is the current president of the Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation and a retired pediatrician. He speaks about the incomprehensible disasters in Rwanda, where he recently visited, and in Haiti, where he and his wife Vera lived and worked for almost 10 years. Duane can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This sermon was delivered by Dilara Sayeed, an educator in Naperville's District 203 and in the Department of Education at Benedictine University. She has an M.S.Ed from Northwestern University and is pursuing a doctorate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dilara serves on the Boards of KidsMatter (www.kidsmatter2us.org) and the Mohammed Webb Foundation (www.webbfound.org), and is on the Education Committee of the Islamic Center of Naperville. She has spoken internationally on topics of education, youth development, and community service. Dilara believes that through faith and service, we are empowered to "be the change we want to see in the world"! She can be contacted at email@example.com. The recording begins with her son, Sajid Sayeed, reciting Surah (Chapter 30) The Romans, Ayah (verses) 20-27 from The Holy Quran followed by Dilara offering an English translation.
Sermon delivered by Rev. Alan Taylor on July 4, 2010.
This service on June 27 was led by Toni Maddi and Amelia Dellos. The sermon was delivered by Amelia Estelle Dellos who is currently working on her BS in Holistic Ministry at the American Institute of Holistic Theology. She volunteers as a Pastoral Associate at Unity Temple. Amelia is also screenwriter. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Ms. Maddi is also a Pastoral Associate at Unity Temple. Having worked as a hospice spiritual support volunteer as well as a hospice chaplain intern, Toni is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Theology. She can be contacted at email@example.com.
Sermon delivered by Rev. Alan Taylor on June 20, 2010.
Reflection delivered by Rev. Emily Gage, Minister of Faith Development, on June 13, 2010.
Sermon delivered by Rev. Emily Gage, Minister of Faith Development, on June 6, 2010.
Sermon delivered by Rev. Alan Taylor on May 30, 2010.