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Now displaying: May, 2016
May 29, 2016

Sermon delivered by guest preacher Rabbi Robin Damsky on May 29, 2016. Rabbi Robin is the founder and director of In the Gardens, a nonprofit combining mindfulness practice with edible, organic garden design, changing the paradigm of the way we relate to ourselves and others as we change the paradigm of the way we grow food. In the Gardens empowers those in food deserts and food insecure neighborhoods as well as businesses, congregations and individuals to have greater ownership of healthy, fresh produce.

Rabbi Robin served as rabbi at West Suburban Temple Har Zion in River Forest, Illinois, from 2010 to 2015. Prior to that, from 2006 to 2010, she was the rabbi and educational director at Congregation Or Tzion in Scottsdale, Arizona. She now lives on her edible, organic permaculture in Melrose Park, Illinois. Rabbi Robin describes herself as an innovative, caring and inclusive spiritual leader and Jewish educator, committed to family and tikkun olam with a passion for well-being, sustainability and local food sourcing initiatives. Committed to vibrant and authentic spiritual expression and practice building interfaith bridges, she is grateful to fill our pulpit. Rabbi Robin can be contacted at rabbidamsky@gmail.com.

The theme for May is how to take a path of blessing. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website.

May 22, 2016

This service from May 22, 2016 was entirely designed and presented by the High School Youth Group. Heather Godbout is the UT Youth Coordinator. Each graduating senior shared thoughts about their life and faith in a reflection. In order, the seniors presenting are Julia Bankes, John Pintozzi and Kimberly Huizinga. Preceding and following the reflections, Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage address the seniors. Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor follows with his message to them. The theme for May is how to take a path of blessing. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website.

May 15, 2016

Sermon delivered by Senior Minster Rev. Alan Taylor on May 15, 2016. A reflection on the frequency of mental disorders among us and how we can respond as individuals and a community. The theme for May is how to take a path of blessing. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website.

May 8, 2016

Sermon delivered by Senior Minster Rev. Alan Taylor on May 8, 2016. Introductory music is sung by Hannah Sudworth, one of three winners of a $1,000 UT Music Program scholarship for private voice lessons. The scholarships are funded by money raised from the Unity Temple Spring Music Festival. The theme for May is how to take a path of blessing. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website.

May 1, 2016

This service from May 1, 2016 was presented by the 9th graders of the Coming of Age (COA) program. The introduction is by Amanda Sonneborn, one of the COA facilitators. Then, each of the 9th graders presents his or her personal credo. In order, they are Connor Callahan, Anthony Bellmar, Matthew Layden, Mary Jones, Elise Miedlar, Abby Bankes, Ben Kadlec, Jenna Borelli, Martin Stock-Ward, Nathan Devaud, Joseph Romine and Juan Espinoza. They are followed by Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage and Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor addressing the participants. The theme for the month of May is how to take a path of blessing. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website.

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