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Jan 26, 2020

Sermon delivered by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor on January 26, 2020. Faith Testimonial by Alex Kapitan, co-founder of the Transforming Hearts Collective which supports spaces for LGBTQ people to access resilience, healing and spirituality, and supports congregations in the work of radical inclusion and culture shift. Alex shares per story of growing up Unitarian Universalist and what ze is looking for in a spiritual community.

Reflecting on the rhythms to which we move through the world, Rev. Taylor reflects on how our wider culture has dominant rhythms that are often not our own. Isn't being faithful learning how to dance to our own inner drumbeats and recognize and respond to the authentic rhythms of others?

The theme for January is what it means to be a people of integrity. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith.

 
Jan 19, 2020

Sermon delivered by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor on January 19, 2020. Reflecting on Dr. King's vision of the Beloved Community, Rev. Taylor explores the the work of Bryan Stevenson (Just Mercy), the ramifications of facing up to our nation's history of racism and terrorism towards people of color, and Stevenson's prescription to bring forth a society that provides justice, equity, and compassion for all.

The theme for January is what it means to be a people of integrity. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith.

Jan 12, 2020

Sermon delivered by Rev. Karen Mooney on January 12, 2020. Hear how building brave spaces differs from creating safe spaces and why that is the work we need to do to be truly welcoming to all.

Rev. Mooney works with the Unitarian Universalist Prison Ministries of Illinois as they seek to bring UU faith and worship to incarcerated people. She is honored to offer circles of care for those living in prisons and jails and support all those affected by incarceration. Karen is a life-long Unitarian Universalist who learned the art of church from her very involved parents. She has been educated far and wide, working and playing, listening and walking with people. She loves that UU communities are places where you find people who are alive and seeking throughout their lives.

The theme for January is what it means to be a people of integrity. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith.

Jan 5, 2020

Sermon delivered by Rev. Allison Farnum on January 5, 2020. Rev. Farnum examines personal integrity through the lens of discernment as a way to start the new year.

Rev. Allison Farnum is a Unitarian Universalist minister, returned to the Chicago area from eleven years serving her first call at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers, Florida. She is currently serving as Adjunct Consultant for our UUA’s MidAmerica Region as she discerns how best she may next fulfill her call to serve the Spirit of Love. Rev. Allison loves all things culinary and is a proud mother of 2, and wife to her beloved Andy.

The theme for January is what it means to be a people of integrity. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith.

Jan 25, 2015

Sermon delivered by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor on January 25, 2015. This os the final sermon on January's theme of living with integrity.

Jan 18, 2015

Sermon delivered by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor on January 18, 2015. The January theme is living with integrity.

Jan 11, 2015

Sermon delivered by visiting minister Rev. James Hobart on January 11, 2015. Rev. Hobart is a born and raised Southerner. He attended Antioch College and Meadville Lombard Theological School. Now in his 51st year in the UU ministry, Jim has served congregations from Massachusetts to Colorado. In all his congregations, communities and in the UUA, his work has included civil rights, Black empowerment, and anti-racism/anti-oppression. The January theme is living a life of integrity.

Jan 4, 2015

Sermon delivered by Rev. Scott Talbot Lewis on January 4, 2015. Scott is the Sabbatical Minister and is handling the congregation's Faith Development responsibilities while Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage is on sabbatical through March. January's theme is integrity.

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