Sermon delivered by Rev. Scott Talbot Lewis on January 2, 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. Emily Gage on November 7, 2010. Emily was installed this day as Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation's Minister of Faith Development.
On September 12, 2010, Rev. Alan Taylor launched a six-part series on the theme of A Religion For Our Time. This sermon, delivered on October 10, is the fifth installment in that series.
On September 12, 2010, Rev. Alan Taylor launched a six-part series on the theme of A Religion For Our Time. This sermon, delivered on September 19, is the second installment in that series.
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.
An opening reflection from Rev. Emily Gage, Minister of Faith Development, is followed by each of the members of the 2009-2010 Unity Temple UU Congregation Senior Class reading reflections that they wrote. They are in order Sam Blobaum, Camilla Brewer, Charlotte Jeffries, Clara Lewis, Christian Matesanz, Kayla Parks and Sam Slattery. Rev. Alan Taylor closes with his address to the seniors. The services took place on May 2, 2010.
Sermon delivered on March 7, 2010 by Rev. Emily Gage, Minister of Faith Development. The sermon is preceded by a portion of the 4th Grade Chalice Ceremony.