Sermon delivered by Michael Leuchtenberger on August 23, 2009. Michael has been the Ministerial Intern for the 2008-2009 church year. During this time he has coordinated and led Taizé services on the fourth Friday of every month. Though Michael will be moving on, the monthly Taizé services will continue and all are invited to attend.
Sermon delivered by Jerome A. Stone, Ph.D. on August 16, 2009. Dr. Stone holds the positions of Adjunct Faculty at Meadville Lombard Theological School and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at William Rainey Harper College. He is currently in Preliminary Fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association and is a former United Church of Christ minister. He can be reached at Jersustone@aol.com.
Sermon delivered by Maria Dahman on July 26, 2009. Maria trained as a philosopher, a journalist, and then an actor. Currently she is working on an acting text book with Ted Hoerl, one of her teachers, entitled Beyond Meisner: How to Feel Your Way into the Script. In addition, she is preparing to homeschool her young son. Maria began attending Unity Temple in 2005 and has enjoyed singing in the Unity Temple Choir since 2006. Feel free to contact her at email@example.com.
Sermon delivered by Christine Steyer on July 19, 2009. Christine became a member of UTUUC in 2008. She is a lyric soprano who is primarily recognized in the field of opera. Christine has received critical acclaim for her mature voice, artistry and acting, most notably in the title roles of La Traviata and Madama Butterfly and the role of the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier. In addition to a vast repertoire in the oratorio and recital genres, Christine has won prizes at major competitions and is featured on a CD of sacred music--a collaborative project with New York Times best-selling author Caroline Myss. She is the Co-founder and Artistic Director of Bellissima Opera based in Oak Park and plans to initiate Bellissima Opera Outreach to schools this fall. Christine is also an active member of numerous arts organizations.