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Dec 25, 2013

Homily delivered by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor on December 24, 2013.

May 12, 2013

This sermon about the transformative power of listening with nothing but love was delivered by Social Justice Minister Rev. Scott Aaseng on May 12, 2013. Scott is finishing in his role as UTUUC's part-time Assistant Minister for Social Justice. His focus has been on building up congregational participation for justice through the Unity Temple Congregational Action Network. UTCAN uses a congregation-based community organizing process to connect members and friends around shared values and relationships, and organizes them into a network ready to take collective action on issues of common concern. Scott will continue in his position as Consulting Minister with the Quincy, Illinois congregation and is hoping to build a statewide UU advocacy network some day.

Mar 31, 2013

This is the third in a series of three sermons on Practicing Love. It was delivered by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor on March 31, 2013.

Mar 17, 2013

Sermon delivered by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor on March 17, 2013. This is the first of a series of three sermons to be delievered over the next three weeks.

Feb 24, 2013

This sermon was delivered by Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage on February 24, 2013. Before the sermon, Rev. Gage reads a letter written by 10 year old member Braiden Neubecker and published in the Windy City Times on February 15, 2013.

Jan 6, 2013

Sermon delivered by Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed on January 6, 2013. Mark Morrison-Reed grew up in Chicago where his family attended the First Unitarian Society and he sang in the Chicago Children's Choir. He co-ministered with his wife Donna for 26 years in Rochester N.Y. and Toronto, Ontario. While serving the latter congregation he was also president of the Canadian Unitarian Council. He's currently an affiliated faculty member at the Meadville Lombard Theological School. A historian of the African American experience in UUism, he is the author of Darkening the Doorways: Black Trailblazers and Missed Opportunities in Unitarian Universalism.

Rev. Morrison-Reed can be contacted at markmr4@excite.com.

Dec 24, 2012

Sermon presented by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor at the 11:00 p.m. candlelight service on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2012.

Jun 10, 2012

This Flower Communion Sunday service was presented on June 10, 2012 by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor, Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage and Intern Minister Scott Aaseng. Reflection delivered by Rev. Emily Gage.

Apr 1, 2012

Sermon delivered by Rev. Calvin S. Morris on April 1, 2012. Rev. Morris is in his 15th year as the Executive Director of the Community Renewal Society, a metropolitan Chicago, faith-based organization that concretely improves the lives of individuals affected by racism and poverty. He received his Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts degrees in history from Boston University, Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree from Boston University School of Theology, and Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Lincoln University. Rev. Morris is ordained in the United Methodist Church and has Dual Standing in the United Church of Christ. You can learn more about Rev. Calvin Morris by clicking here.

Dec 24, 2011

Homily and prayer delivered by Rev. Alan Taylor at the 11:00 candlelight service on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2011.

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