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Now displaying: Category: Possibility
Aug 30, 2020

Today's podcast is from a worship service live streamed on August 30, 2020. The sermon is delivered by Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage. Rev. gage observes that last year at this time, we never in a million years would have pictured remote or hybrid learning or masks or social distancing protocols, or virtual water communion services, or the incredible chaos of the systems around us. And yet, here we are. Here we are.

The theme for August is what it means to be a people of possibility. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website.

For the safety of all in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, UTUUC will NOT be holding in–person worship until further notice. We have also cancelled or postponed any congregational events that would have taken place.

To see a video of this service, click HERE.

For information about how to join our Sunday morning livestream worship service on YouTube and our virtual fellowship hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org.

Aug 23, 2020

Today's podcast is from a worship service live streamed on August 23, 2020. The Unity Temple Mental Health Awareness Team (MyHAT) brings three journeys navigating mental health along with diverse resources. Leisa Aiken, Rev. Ericka Bailey and Cory Anderson share vulnerably and powerfully.

The theme for August is what it means to be a people of possibility. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website.

For the safety of all in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, UTUUC will NOT be holding in–person worship until further notice. We have also cancelled or postponed any congregational events that would have taken place.

To see a video of this service, click HERE.

For information about how to join our Sunday morning livestream worship service on YouTube and our virtual fellowship hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org.

Aug 16, 2020

This sermon was delivered by UTUUC Music Director Marty Swisher on August 16, 2020. Marty shares insights into how music is a force for transformation.

The theme for August is what it means to be a people of possibility. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website.

For the safety of all in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, UTUUC will NOT be holding in–person worship until further notice. We have also cancelled or postponed any congregational events that would have taken place.

To see a video of this service, click HERE.

For information about how to join our Sunday morning livestream worship service on YouTube and our virtual fellowship hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org.

Aug 9, 2020

This sermon was delivered by Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons on August 9, 2020. Our Unitarian Universalist ministries have a long history in culturally specific communities around the world and here in North America. Who are some of these communities? Why and how were they accepted or rejected? What does their legacy mean for the future of our faith? How can we live into a broader, more faithful interdependence?

Rev. Santos-Lyons is a biracial Asian-American (Chinese and Czech) organizer and minister based in Antipolo City, The Philippines. With a background serving youth and young adult ministry in the UUA, and leading APANO, an Asian and Pacific Islander community-based organization, Joseph’s current calling is in cultivating a new cohousing, chapel and retreat space in Southeast Asia through the Center for Organizing, Renewal and Leadership.

A second generation UU, Joseph’s theology is grounded in mutuality, liberation and the unknown. Joseph is the past president of DRUUMM, and working on a doctor of ministry with the Pacific School of Religion. He and his partner Aimee co-parent their three children, and stay engaged with the UU Church of the Philippines and the Church of the Larger Fellowship.

The theme for August is what it means to be a people of possibility. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website.

For the safety of all in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, UTUUC will NOT be holding in–person worship until further notice. We have also cancelled or postponed any congregational events that would have taken place.

To see a video of this service, click HERE.

For information about how to join our Sunday morning livestream worship service on YouTube and our virtual fellowship hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. 

Aug 2, 2020

This sermon was delivered by Pastor Ira J. Acree on August 2, 2020. Rev. Acree has served Greater St. John Bible Church, a thriving Missionary Baptist church in the Austin neighborhood, for the past 30 years. He reflects on the story of Esther of the Hebrew Scriptures and how people of faith are called "for such a time as this." 

The theme for August is what it means to be a people of possibility. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website.

For the safety of all in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, UTUUC will NOT be holding in–person worship until further notice. We have also cancelled or postponed any congregational events that would have taken place.

To see a video of this service, click HERE.

For information about how to join our Sunday morning livestream worship service on YouTube and our virtual fellowship hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. 

Jan 27, 2019

Sermon delivered by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor on January 27, 2019. Many of us are reticent about prayer. If you have wondered whether prayer might have a place in your UU existence, Rev. Taylor shares how prayer ushers forth a trust in what we cannot see, and opens us up to change - both change within ourselves and to change in which we can participate amidst our wider world. 

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

Jan 20, 2019

Sermon delivered by Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage on January 20, 2019. Rev. Gage writes, "The story has been told as though there is an ending. And that’s not entirely wrong. Some of those stories do have an ending. A happy ending, even. A story that we saw a wrong, we worked to change it, and it got changed. Happy ending.

I believe this is kind of how we think of the civil rights movement of the late 50s and 60s in the United States. (I use this word “we” broadly and loosely, and maybe this only really applies to the white population of the United States.) This is certainly what I was brought up to believe."

(The podcast to which Emily refers in the sermon is Scene on Radio. The Seeing White series can be found at https://www.sceneonradio.org/seeing-white/ along with other Scene on Radio series.)

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

Jan 13, 2019

Sermon delivered by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor on January 13, 2019. What if hope is a state of the mind rather than a state of the world? Then hope is not the same thing as optimism nor the conviction that something will turn out well but that something makes sense. Rev. Taylor explores how this kind of hope makes way for possibility.

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

Jan 6, 2019

Sermon delivered by Intern Minister Zsolt Elekes on January 5, 2019. Zsolt shares stories on what it means for him to be a liberal Christian and possibilities for us all to do the work of justice, love and compassion in 2019.

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

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