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Sermon delivered by Minister of Faith Develpoment Rev. Emily Gage on October 28, 2012.
Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Clare Butterfield on January 8, 2012. Rev. Dr. Butterfield is 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. 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). Clare can be reached at Clare@faithinplace.org.
Sermon delivered by Rev. Emily Gage, Minister of Faith Development on August 21, 2011.
In this service from August 7, Rev. Alan Taylor solicited questions from those in attendance to be written on note cards. His "sermon" consisted of his responses to many of those questions.
Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Laurel Hallman on April 3, 2011. Rev. Hallman was the senior minister of the First Unitarian Church of Dallas for 22 years, retiring in 2009. Her congregation grew from 550 to 1,100 members during that time, reflecting the depth and breadth of her ministry in that city. She is currently President of Prairie Group, a Unitarian Universalist ministers' study group in existence for more than 60 years.
Laurel is the author of the video and workbook, "Living by Heart: A Guide to Devotional Practice", using poetry and wisdom literature as broadly based resources for spiritual practice. She has also published "Reaching Deeper", a collection of her sermons.
Reflections on Christmas are offered by Rev. Alan Taylor and Rev. Emily Gage on December 19, 2010. This was a worship service for all ages in which children stayed in the sanctuary with their families.
This is a recording of the full installation service of Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage on November 7, 2010.
Sermon delivered by Jamie Boyce on September 5, 2010. Jamie is in her third year as the Membership Director at Third Unitarian Church, Chicago. Prior to that, she worked at North Shore Unitarian Church for two years as Membership Coordinator. In addition, she has worked in social services in the Chicago area for the past 10 years in both youth and older adult services. Jamie grew up in Michigan and studied at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey for four years prior to earning her degree from Michigan State University. She joined the Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation in 2003 and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reflections delivered by Jared Nourse on August 8, 2010. Jared has been involved at Unity Temple on and off for over 40 years, playing roles from Marwood Camp counselor to junior high teacher, treasurer, Finance Committee chair, adult education coordinator, board member, board president, and Administrator.
As much as he has earned his living in the business community, his passion has been for the innner world, with the many challenges and wonders that it affords. This led him to Zurich, Switzerland during a mid-life hiatus where he took the inner journey under the guidance of a Jungian. This experience is at the foundation of this service. Jared can be reached at email@example.com.