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.
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.
Homily and prayer delivered by Rev. Alan Taylor at the 11:00 candlelight service on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2011.
Sermon delivered by Rev. Alan Taylor on December 4, 2011.
Sermon delivered by Andrew Harvey on May 29, 2011. Andrew Harvey is an internationally acclaimed poet, novelist, translator, mystical scholar, and spiritual teacher. He has published over 20 books including The Hope, a Guide to Sacred Activism (Hay House) and Heart Yoga, the Sacred Marriage of Yoga and Mysticism (North Atlantic Books). Harvey was a Fellow of All Souls College Oxford from 1972-1986 and has taught at Oxford University, Cornell University, The California Institute of Integral Studies, and the University of Creation Spirituality, as well as various spiritual centers throughout the United States. He was the subject of the 1993 BBC film documentary The Making of a Modern Mystic. Harvey is the Founder of the Institute for Sacred Activism in Oak Park, Illinois, where he lives. His website is www.andrewharvey.net.
Reading and sermon delivered by Rev. Alan Taylor on August 15, 2010.
This 8th Grade Recognition service was held on May 23, 2010. Every aspect of the service was created by the Junior High (7th and 8th grade) students along with help from their teachers. This year's curriculum was Neighboring Faiths which involved many visits to other houses of worship. Opening remarks are from Rev. Emily Gage, Minister of Faith Development. They are followed by readings of others' or their own words by 8th graders Libby Foster, Gabe Matesanz, Susan Lorraine, and Liam Sherida. Rev. Alan Taylor closes with remarks addressed to the 8th graders.
Sermon delivered by Rev. Alan Taylor on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010.
Story read by Rev. Emily Gage and sermon delivered by Rev. Alan Taylor on February 14, 2010.