2014-03-30 Behind the Kitchen Door

Rev. Beth Banks, Worship Leader; Suzanne Kimmel, Worship Associate.

Food, glorious food. This sermon draws from the UUA book-read Behind the Kitchen Door, by Saru Jayaraman and Michael Pollen’s book Cooked. Americans are eating out at restaurants more than ever. If you’ve worked in restaurants you’ll bring your own stories. If not, come to learn more. This is a service to invoke consumer empowerment. A discussion of the book will be lead by Marty West on April 13, sponsored by Adult RE and United for Racial Justice (formerly ARTT).

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2014-03-23 Don’t Let Nothing Hold You Back

Guest speaker: Carey McDonald; Rowan & Autumn Labbé-Renault, Worship Associates. 

Across America, generational shifts are changing the face of. But drawing on our heritage and our vision as UUs, we can thrive in an era when the ranks of the non-religious are on the rise and we can help more people connect with our saving message of love, justice and diversity.

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2014-03-16 The Search for Common Ground

Rev. Beth Banks, Worship Leader; Guest: Rev. Karoly Vass, Balázs Scholar

Child Naming Ceremony: Alice Emily Marie Justice, daughter of Laura Whitsett. 
From time to time we must ask ourselves on what type of ground
we stand: sand or rock? How and why are we standing there? Who is standing with us? In this sermon we try to answer those questions reflecting on the partner church movement, the importance of Transylvanian Unitarians and American Unitarian Universalists standing arm in arm looking towards the horizon.
Károly Vass finished his initial theological studies in 2010, and has been serving as assistant minister in his home congregation in Sepsiszentgyörgy while completing a master’s degree in theology. Before committing to ministry, he studied economics at Babes Bolyai University. He writes, “I am particularly interested in social ethics, but also in how Unitarian Universalist churches are organized, how religion is reflected in your daily lives, and how you welcome newcomers and share your values with them.”
Rev. Vass is joined this year by his wife Gyöngyi–a former
teacher in the Unitarian kindergarten in Kolozsvár who runs
the Sunday School program in Sepsiszentgyörgy–and their
two small children. 

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2014-03-09 The Joy of Solidarity: Forward on Justice

Rev. Earl Koteen, Worship Leader; Lee Ann D’Amato, Worship Associate

Environmental injustice is based on economic and political inequity. As inequity grows and the environment deteriorates, a truly diverse movement is building to defend our lives, health, and well-being. It has the ability to grow and mend UUism. Learn how you can face and address the greatest crisis of our times with joy and faith. Rev. Koteen is consulting Minister for the Climate Justice for the UU Justice Ministry, Bay Area.

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2014-03-02 Broken Places

Rev. Beth Banks, Worship Leader; Jenn Richard, Worship Associate

Quilt Blessing for Ajain Mekki, son of Annie Smiley & Hashim Makka Hassan. 
11:15am “First” Sunday style worship: Children & Youth in leadership roles for first 30 min. A full life inevitably has some broken relationships. In this pastoral service, we’ll look at what can be healed, especially between parents and their adult children. The healing is not without tremendous risk of heartache. The risk could also bring healing in the quietest part of our being.

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