Sermon delivered by ministerial intern Brian Cenowith on August 11, 2013. Brian is a ministry student at Meadville-Lombard Seminary.
This service from July 28, 2013 was presented by members of the Living By Heart Spirituality Group that includes Carol DiMateo, Vera Dowell, Lynne Hensel, Janet Holden, Bonnie Jordan, Rosemary Sammons, Polly Walwark, Gini Williams and Ellen Wehrle. The group was formed following a workshop of the same name about Unitarian Universalist spiritual practices given by UU minster Rev. Laurel Hallman.
The sermonettes included here are by Bonnie Jordan, Janet Holden and Carol DiMateo. The recording opens with a song by Victoria Storm and the Call to Worship by Lynne Hensel.
This service from June 2, 2013 was presented by the UTUUC high school youth group. Graduating seniors who shared their reflections were, in order, Asher Einhorn, Serena Brewer, Ian Edmiston, Tom Faron, Annie Lanier, Miriam Sundling. First, Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage addressed the group. Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor closes with his special words for the group.
Sermon delivered by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor on January 27, 2012.
Sermon delivered by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor on September 16, 2012.
This service was presented by Laura Miller and Nicholas Cable on August 5, 2012. Laura Miller is a recent graduate of Oak Park-River Forest High School and will be attending Willamette University in Portland, Oregon this fall to study visual art and psychology. Nic Cable is a life-long UU who just completed his first year in the Master of Divinity program at Chicago Theological Seminary. He has been thoroughly involved in the work of this tradition for several years and feels blessed to bring this award winning sermon to the UTUUC congregation. Nic is most patient about building religious pluralism and working towards creating mutually beneficial relationships between religious communities. He was raised in Milwaukee and grew up attending Unitarian Universalist Church West in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
Sermon delivered by Nitrice Johnson on July 29, 2012. Nitrice has worked as a volunteer crisis counselor for Rape Victims Advocates, as intake counselor and later Executive Director of the Chicago Abortion Fund, as well as a safe sex educator for African American Women Evolving. Presently, she is working on obtaining a degree in Psychology and spends her free time designing and creating beautiful jewelry. If you would like to contact Nitrice Johnson, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This sermon was led by Kimberly Vulinovic and Kim Wade on July 15, 2012. Kim Vulinovic has been attending Unity Temple since 1999 and became a member in 2000. She resides in Oak Park and has run Yoga Kids of Oak Park, an educational yoga business for children, since 2001. She also teaches adults, incorporating lyengar alighment techniques for a class that is calming, energizing athletic and safe. To contact Kim and find out more about Yoga Kids classes, visit her website at www.yogakimv.com
Kim Wade has always been a creative individual who enjoys the challenges of living an active lifestyle. She earned a BFA in Theater and has worked professionally as an actor since childhood. She describes herself as a very active person, both physically and spiritually. Her personal philosophy is that joy is an option and happiness is a choice. She enjoys working with clients across the spectrum from beginner to advanced, and with those searching for both physical and emotional realignment. You can reach Kim and learn more about her work at www.innergazeyoga.com.
Rich Logan is a musician/Yoga instructor/Massage therapist who has played the Chicago Kirtan scene for several years. He has taught Yoga/movement for 10 plus years. Rich has been a band member with Devi 2000, Amy and the Ananda Bliss Tribe, and Jagati, recording albums with each. He has also played with Dave Stringer and Wade Imre Morissette. Rich can be contacted at email@example.com.
Sermon delivered by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor on April 29, 2012.