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Another Possibility Waiting

January 20, 2019 - 12:00pm

Sermon delivered by Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage on January 20, 2019. Rev. Gage writes, "The story has been told as though there is an ending. And that’s not entirely wrong. Some of those stories do have an ending. A happy ending, even. A story that we saw a wrong, we worked to change it, and it got changed. Happy ending.

I believe this is kind of how we think of the civil rights movement of the late 50s and 60s in the United States. (I use this word “we” broadly and loosely, and maybe this only really applies to the white population of the United States.) This is certainly what I was brought up to believe."

(The podcast to which Emily refers in the sermon is Scene on Radio. The Seeing White series can be found at https://www.sceneonradio.org/seeing-white/ along with other Scene on Radio series.)

The theme for January is what it means to be a people of possibility. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections

Wonders of Possibility

January 13, 2019 - 12:00pm

Sermon delivered by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor on January 13, 2019.

The theme for January is what it means to be a people of possibility. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections

Never Ending Possibilities

January 6, 2019 - 12:00pm

Sermon delivered by Intern Minister Zsolt Elekes on January 5, 2019. 

The theme for January is what it means to be a people of possibility. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections

Now the Work of Christmas Begins

December 30, 2018 - 12:00pm

Sermon delivered by Intern Minister Zsolt Elekes on December 30, 2019. 

The theme for December is what it means to be a people of mystery. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections

Christmas Eve

December 24, 2018 - 12:00pm

Homily delivered by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018. 

The theme for December is what it means to be a people of mystery. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections

Lucky

December 23, 2018 - 12:00pm

Sermon delivered by Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage on December 23, 2018. Things happen like that, sometimes. We’re just going about our daily business, and then boom--our hearts crack open and our worlds become bigger, and suddenly there’s more good all around us.

The theme for December is what it means to be a people of mystery. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections

Luminous Night of the Soul

December 16, 2018 - 12:00pm

This service from December 16, 2018 features the Unity Temple Choir under the direction of Music Director Marty Swisher performing "Luminous Night of the Soul" by Ola Gjeilo, accompanied by pianist Peter Storms and assisted by a string quartet . Reflections by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor and Marty Swisher precede the musical offering.

The theme for December is what it means to be a people of mystery. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections

May Love and Compassion Be Our Guide

December 9, 2018 - 12:00pm

Sermon delivered by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor on December 9, 2018. What meaning does Hanukkah have for us today, especially in the wake of emerging hateful incidents? Rev. Taylor explores this question through story, poetry, and reflection. 

The theme for December is what it means to be a people of mystery. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections

Find a Stillness

December 2, 2018 - 12:00pm

Sermon delivered by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor on December 2, 2018. Howard Thurman calls us to listen for the sound of the genuine as our one true guide. During this Advent sermon, Rev. Taylor reflects on the importance of taking pause to wait and listen, to enter that place of mystery where the divine is waiting to be born and reborn in our lives.

The theme for December is what it means to be a people of mystery. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections

I Found the Future In Our History!

November 25, 2018 - 12:00pm

Sermon delivered by Ministerial Intern Zsolt Elekes on November 25, 2018. Zsolt briefly relays the history of the 450-year old Transylvanian Unitarian Church and their struggle with being a theologically liberal religious institution in a more conservative society. He shares what he learned from its history that can help us find the hope and faith necessary for our future mission and being in this world.

The theme for November is what it means to be a people of memory. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections

The Love of Thousands

November 18, 2018 - 12:00pm

Reflection delivered by Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage on November 18, 2018. Linda Hogan reminds us: "Suddenly, all my ancestors are behind me. 'Be Still,' they say. 'Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.' Thoughts on memory, Thanksgivings pasts, and the practice of gratitude in hard times.

The theme for November is what it means to be a people of memory. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections

Challenging Memories

November 11, 2018 - 12:00pm

Sermon delivered by SeniorMinister Rev. Alan Taylor on November 11, 2018. On Veterans Day and the centennial of the end of World War I, Rev. Taylor reflects on trauma, recovery and how we all might cope and respond. 

The theme for November is what it means to be a people of memory. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections

Remembering Who We Are

November 4, 2018 - 12:00pm

Sermon delivered by Rev. Alan Taylor on November 4, 2018. Which of the two wolves will we feed—the one of fear and hatred or the one of love and connection? Rev. Taylor reflects on how hate is a not an answer to hate. 

The theme for November is what it means to be a people of memory. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections. Read more at http://unitytemple.libsyn.com/#GU1V0JTsjOzaDKvP.99

Ready for the Journey

October 28, 2018 - 12:00pm

Sermon delivered by Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage on October 28, 2018. Rev. Gage shares that "if your social media feed is anything like mine, there’s a series of truly frightening happenings in our world, things that seem big and insurmountable, one after another and another.... And also in my social media feed, there are glimmers of good news--seemingly tiny things that shine like little pebbles in that vast ocean of difficulty. People helping one another, people out on the streets, people voting, writing postcards, protesting, and doing the best they can to hold on to hope, to the possibility of change, to love."

Entering the Unknown

October 21, 2018 - 12:00pm

Sermon delivered by our Intern Minister Zsolt Elekes on October 21, 2018. Zsolt shares his experiences of showing up the first time in the United States from Transylvania and how we all are responsible for sharing our own stories and being a welcoming community.

The theme for October is what it means to be a people of sanctuary. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections.

The Sanctuary of Kindness

October 14, 2018 - 12:00pm

Sermon delivered by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor on October 14, 2018. We are capable of creating sanctuary for one another through kindness.

The theme for October is what it means to be a people of sanctuary. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections.

A Song of Peace

October 7, 2018 - 12:00pm

Sermon delivered by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor on October 7, 2018. How can tolerance and intolerance co-exist? Rev. Taylor suggests that tolerance is the virtue that makes peace possible and reflects on the challenges of embodying tolerance in this time of intense polarization and intolerance.

The theme for October is what it means to be a people of sanctuary. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections.