Sermon delivered by Rev. John Bueherns on Febrary 27, 2011. John Buehrens served as President of the Unitarian Universalist Association from 1993 to 2001. He is the author of Understanding the Bible: An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers, and Religious Liberals; and co-author (with Forrest Church) of A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism and (with Rebecca Parker) of A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion in the 21st Century. His latest book, Universalists and Unitarians in America: A People's History, will be published in April. Minister of First Parish in Needham, Massachusetts, since 2002, he is a member of the adjunct faculty at Harvard Divinity School, a trustee of Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, and national co-chair of Freedom to Marry (www.freedomtomarry.org). John can be reached at email@example.com.
Sermon delivered by Scott Talbot Lewis on February 20, 2011. Scott is the Consulting Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rock Valley in Rockton, IL. He will also be serving the Unity Temple congregation as the Minister for Pastoral Care while Rev. Alan Taylor in on sabbatical. Scott earned a Master of Divinity degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School and was fellowshipped by the Unitarian Universalist Association in 2009. Prior to seminary Scott was a Children’s Services Librarian for 16 years in Columbus, OH. He served on the 2001 Caldecott Medal committee and was a children’s book reviewer for the Columbus Dispatch. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Clare Butterfield on February 13, 2011. Rev. Dr. Butterfield is the Director of Faith in Place, an interfaith environmental ministry in Chicago that gives religious people the tools to become better stewards of Creation. Faith in Place congregations work together to support renewable energy, conserve energy, build markets for local sustainable agriculture and fair trade products, and train the next generation of stewards of the earth through urban agriculture with youth. Rev. Dr. Butterfield is an ordained Unitarian Universalist community minister. She has a D. Min. from Chicago Theological Seminary (2008) with a focus on faith and the environment, an M. Div. from Meadville Lombard Theological School (2000), a J.D. (University of Illinois College of Law (1983), and a B.A. in History (University of Illinois, 1980). Clare can be reached at email@example.com.