Sermon delivered by Rev. Michael Dowd on August 31, 2014. Rev. Michael Dowd is an outspoken religious naturalist, evolutionary theologian, bestselling author, and one of the most inspiring science and religion speakers in America today. Since April 2002, Michael and his wife (UU science writer Connie Barlow) have lived entirely on the road, delivering talks at more than 400 UU congregations, summer camps, and minister retreats, as well as for other religious and secular groups. Their work was featured as the cover story of our national membership magazine, UU World, in the spring of 2006. Their ministry has also been featured in The New York Times, LA Times, Washington Post, and Discover magazine, and Michael has appeared on television nationally on CNN and ABC News. Michael has delivered two TEDx talks and has also spoken at the United Nations. He will be offering a free presentation Friday, September 5 at Unity Temple entitled "The Future is Calling Us to Greatness: Inspiring Science, Realistic Hope."
Sermon delivered by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor on August 24, 2014. The July/August theme has been discovery.
Sermon delivered by Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage on August 17, 2014. The July/August theme has been discovery.
This service was presented on August 10, 2014 by the Unity Temple Mental Health Awareness Team (MyHAT). Members of the team who offered their reflections here are, in order, Bonnie Jordan, Joan Greene, both co-chairs, and Janet Holden. Other members of the MyHAT Planning Team are Joan Vanderbeck, Lynne Borland, Alice Ocrey, Lee Lee Ward, and Kimberly Knake.
MyHAT's mission is to welcome people living with mental illness and those who care about them, creating a community of acknowledgement, acceptance and understanding.
Anti Stigma Campaign - If you have signed our interest list you will periodically receive information about mental illness that has appeared in the media. It is educational and timely as well as being a barometer of how mental health is being presented to the public. We ask, if you can, to respond to the creators of the stories/broadcasts, either in a positive or negative way as appropriate, to support or correct the information that is being put out by the media.
Legislative Advocacy - If you have signed our interest list you will periodically receive information about legislation that affects the well being of persons with a mental illness. We ask you to contact your elected officials and tell them about your support or disapproval of this legislation. The team can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sermon delivered on August 3, 2014 by Brian Chenowith who has been UTUUC's intern minister for the past two years and who will begin a full-time ministry internship with the First Parish UU congregation in Concord, Massachusetts in the Fall. This was Brian's last service at Unity Temple. The theme for July and August is discovery.