Sermon delivered by Andrew Harvey on May 29, 2011. Andrew Harvey is an internationally acclaimed poet, novelist, translator, mystical scholar, and spiritual teacher. He has published over 20 books including The Hope, a Guide to Sacred Activism (Hay House) and Heart Yoga, the Sacred Marriage of Yoga and Mysticism (North Atlantic Books). Harvey was a Fellow of All Souls College Oxford from 1972-1986 and has taught at Oxford University, Cornell University, The California Institute of Integral Studies, and the University of Creation Spirituality, as well as various spiritual centers throughout the United States. He was the subject of the 1993 BBC film documentary The Making of a Modern Mystic. Harvey is the Founder of the Institute for Sacred Activism in Oak Park, Illinois, where he lives. His website is www.andrewharvey.net.
This service was given on May 22, 2011 by 10 ninth graders who participated this past year in our inaugural Coming of Age Program. Each of them presents a personal credo as a way of celebrating this rite of passage.
This special choral service from May 15, 2011 features a small orchestra, The Unity Temple Choir, and soloists. Under the direction of Music Director Marty Swisher, The Unity Temple Choir performs Requiem, by John Rutter, in its entirety. Soprano Audrey Cole sings the soloist movements with choral and instrumental support. Harpist Stephen Hartman, oboist Deb Stevenson, cellist William Cernota, timpanist/glockenspielist Jim Holland, flutist Jane Wood, and our own UT organist, Peter Storms, provide instrumentation for this enchanting music replete with tender, comforting melodies and dramatic expressions of hope and longing.
Sermon delivered by Matt Meyer on May 8, 2011. Matt is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and has studied abroad in Cuba, Ghana and Central America. He has led hundreds of services for UU congregations across the country and lives in Boston, where he plays with several world music groups. Matt is also a member of the UUA's Council on Cross-Cultural Engagement and a board member and resident of the Lucy Stone Cooperative, a newly-formed Unitarian Universalist housing cooperative creating an intentional community and a center for social justice in the Boston area. Matt can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This service was put together and conducted by the UTUUC Youth Group of high school students on May 1, 2011. Several readings are offered by Youth Group members followed by personal reflections from bridging seniors Nick Rohm and Sam Simon. Dania Einhorn contributed the introductory music.