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May 16, 2021

This service is from a live stream on May 16, 2020, led my Ministerial Intern mandi huizenga. On this Sunday, Welcome Sunday, we celebrate the expansion of Unity Temple's interconnected web as we welcome the new members who are joining our community. We are also reminded that we must care and tend to our web, strengthening our bonds and caring for our community.

The theme for May is what it means to be a people of story. 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. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

May 9, 2021

This service from May 9, 2020 was created and presented by the Unity Temple Youth Group as part of the high school seniors' Bridging Ceremony. Youth Coordinator Justine Urbikas gives the background for the service. The graduating seniors then give their bridging talks followed by remarks from Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage and Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor. In order, the seniors speaking are Nina Allread, Jack Layden, Grace Willard and Megan Willard.

The theme for May is what it means to be a people of story. 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. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

May 2, 2021

This podcast is from the worship service live streamed on May 2, 2021 and presented by Dr. Elías Ortega. As a faith community, when we gather, we affirm our commitment to work towards a world shaped by justice and humanized by acts of compassion. To live our lives guided by our shared principles, we need to dare to live into a sacred community where we are shaped and transformed by our highest aspirations.

Dr. Elías Ortega is President of Meadville Lombard Theological School and Professor of Religion, Ethics, and Leadership. He served the larger Unitarian Universalist movement as a member of the UUA’s Commission on Institutional Change. Dr. Ortega can be reached at eortega@meadville.edu.

The theme for May is what it means to be a people of story. 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. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

Apr 18, 2021

This worship service from April 18, 2021 was created and presented by participants in our Coming of Age program. These ninth graders spent the year exploring their Unitarian Universalist identity, history, spirituality, their feelings and their beliefs. Their work culminates in this worship service where each delivers a personal credo statement that they have developed. Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage gives a brief introduction and shares her own reflections following the credos. Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor also gives a brief reflection.

In this podcast you will hear the credos of the Coming of Age participants. In order, they are Shawn Crimmins, Lindsey Libert, Zachary Polan, Cole Sidman, Ainsley McConnell, Aaron Willard and Persephone Hartrich. Introductory music performed by Ainsley Hartrich.

The theme for April is what it means to be a people of becoming. 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. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

Apr 11, 2021

This podcast is from the worship service live streamed on April 11, 2021. Reflecting on the process of rebirth and renewal, Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor shares some of the congregation’s extraordinary journey over the last 18 years as he approaches the end of the season of his ministry.

The theme for April is what it means to be a people of becoming. 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 watch a video of this service, click HERE.

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

Apr 4, 2021

This podcast is from the worship service live streamed on April 4, 2021. Viewing resurrection as rebirth after painful loss or period, Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor explores how love uncaged by death leads to an experience of the Kingdom of God, both within and among us.

The theme for April is what it means to be a people of becoming. 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 watch a video of this service, click HERE.
For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual fellowship hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org.

Mar 28, 2021

This podcast is from the worship service live streamed on March 28, 2021 and led by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor. Reflecting on the history of this congregation, it’s faith heritage and the current pandemic, Rev. Taylor explores what it means for this congregation to build a new way here and now.

The theme for March is what it means to be a people of commitment. 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 watch a video of this service, click HERE.

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

Mar 21, 2021

This podcast is from the worship service live streamed on March 21, 2021. Rev. Brian Sauder outlines the commitments of Eco-Justice that are practiced by Faith in Place in their daily work to advance environmental justice.

Rev. Brian Sauder serves Faith in Place as the President & Executive Director (www.faithinplace.org). He was the Policy Director and organizer of the Springfield office until Rev. Clare Butterfield resigned in 2015. The entrepreneurial vision and confident leadership of Rev. Sauder is growing the impact of Faith in Place’s mission to empower people of all faiths across Illinois to be leaders for cleaner environments and healthier communities. Rev. Sauder’s passion is empowering faith communities across Illinois to take measurable steps to connect the dots between faith, environmental justice, poverty, mass incarceration, race, violence, class, and health.

The theme for March is what it means to be a people of commitment. 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 watch a video of this service, click HERE.

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

Mar 14, 2021

This podcast is from the worship service live streamed on March 14, 2021. The two-part homily is presented first by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor and then Ministerial Intern mandi huizenga. They honor the one-year anniversary of Covid-imposed social distancing by reflecting on how challenging the spiritual work of grief has been during the pandemic, especially through our many losses.

The theme for March is what it means to be a people of commitment. 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 watch a video of this service, click HERE.

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

Mar 7, 2021

This podcast is from the worship service live streamed on March 7, 2021. The service includes reflections from our fourth graders, and Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage considers what commitments are (as per Mary Oliver) like the "loyalty of water to the force of gravity."

The theme for March is what it means to be a people of commitment. 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 watch a video of this service, click HERE.

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

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