Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Clare Butterfield on October 20, 2013. Rev. Dr. Butterfield is stepping down from her position as the Director of Faith in Place, an interfaith environmental ministry in Chicago that gives religious people the tools to become better stewards of Creation. Faith in Place congregations work together to support renewable energy, conserve energy, build markets for local sustainable agriculture and fair trade products, and train the next generation of stewards of the earth through urban agriculture with youth. Clare has accepted the position of Program Director for the new Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation, a grant-making entity related to the new Smart Grid authorization. Rev. Dr. Butterfield is an ordained Unitarian Universalist community minister. She has a D. Min. from Chicago Theological Seminary (2008) with a focus on faith and the environment, an M. Div. from Meadville Lombard Theological School (2000), a J.D. (University of Illinois College of Law, 1983), and a B.A in History (University of Illinois, 1980).
Sermon delivered by guest minister Rev. Kathleen McTigue on April 7, 2013. Rev. McTigue is director of the UU College of Social Justice (UUCSJ), which is a joint collaboration of UUSC and the Unitarian Universalist Association. She leads the UUCSJ in strategically pursuing its mission to increase the capacity of Unitarian Universalists to catalyze justice. Prior to joining UUCSJ, Kathleen served in parish ministry for 25 years, including 21 years as senior minister to the Unitarian Society of New Haven, Connecticut. Her previous experience also includes several years of social justice activism in the San Francisco Bay area and six months volunteering with Witness for Peace in Nicaragua. Rev. McTigue earned a Master of Divinity degree from Starr King School for the Ministry. She can be contacted at email@example.com.
Sermon delievered by Social Justice Minister Rev. Scott Aaseng on January 13, 2013. Scott is Unity Temple's part-time Assistant Minister for Social Justice. His focus is 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.
Sermon delivered by Rev. William Schulz on November 11, 2012. Rev. Schulz, President of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, is a former Executive Director of Amnesty International USA (1994-2006) and President of the Unitarian Universalist Association (1985-1993).
Sermon delivered by Rev. Scott Aaseng, Intern Minister, on May 27, 2012.
Reflections given by members of the Dream Act Action Team (Kathy Clark, Janet Holden, Shirley Lundin, Kris Mazza, Juan Ramirez) and sermon delivered by Rev. Alan Taylor on October 9, 2011.
Sermon delivered by Matt Meyer on May 8, 2011. Matt is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and has studied abroad in Cuba, Ghana and Central America. He has led hundreds of services for UU congregations across the country and lives in Boston, where he plays with several world music groups. Matt is also a member of the UUA's Council on Cross-Cultural Engagement and a board member and resident of the Lucy Stone Cooperative, a newly-formed Unitarian Universalist housing cooperative creating an intentional community and a center for social justice in the Boston area. Matt can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.