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Flower Communion

May 17, 2020 - 12:00pm

This podcast is excerpted from Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation's live stream of a worship service on May 17, 2020. For Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage, we're kind of in that "I don't think this is ever going to end" phase of sheltering in place... Every day feels the same and it still seems strange and new at the same time. For me, finding old favorite things that have helped me before are helping me again. Like re-reading Frog and Toad.

The theme for May is what it means to be a people of thresholds. 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.

 

 

High School Seniors Bridging Service

May 10, 2020 - 12:00pm

This service from May 10, 2020 was created and presented by the Unity Temple Youth Group as part of the high school seniors' Bridging Ceremony. Youth Coordinator Justine Urbikas introduces 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 Bjorn-Joseph Alvestad, Brooke Bellmar, Kevin Cawley, Connor Fox Ditelberg, Eleanor Freeland, Nicolas Ubogy and Collin Waco.

The theme for May is what it means to be a people of thresholds. 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.

On the Threshold, But to What?

May 3, 2020 - 12:00pm

This podcast is excerpted from Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation's live stream of a worship service on May 3, 2020. We are currently navigating through a significant threshold and it’s not clear what’s on the other side. Rev. Emily Gage reflects on how thresholds are like doorways into important places and Rev. Alan Taylor explores how this is a time to identify what is essential to our lives, what is worthy of our efforts and what kind of community and world we want to help usher forth.

The theme for May is what it means to be a people of thresholds. 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.

Coming of Age Celebration

April 26, 2020 - 12:00pm

This worship service from April 26, 2020 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, following a brief introduction by CoA Facilitator Pete Malecki, you will hear the credos of the Coming of Age participants. In order, they are Jake Di Maso, Jolie Kennedy, Benny Bellmar, Julien Doyle, Joey Di Maso, Helen Lallos-Harrell and Daizy Lustrup.

The theme for April is what it means to be a people of liberation. 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.

Grounding Into Earth Consciousness

April 19, 2020 - 12:00pm
This podcast is excerpted from Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation's live stream of a worship service on April 19, 2020. Reflecting on the growing ecological awareness and our capacity to know ourselves as pieces of the earth conscious of itself, Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor reflects on the extraordinary story of the original Earth Day and how we Unitarian Universalists can mobilize as a relational network. Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage offers a way for people of all ages to use their senses to help deal with feelings that arise around sheltering in place.

The theme for April is what it means to be a people of liberation. 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.

Easter: Practice Resurrection

April 12, 2020 - 12:00pm

This podcast is excerpted from Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation's live stream of a worship service on April 12, 2020. On this Easter morning and fourth day of Passover, Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage explores the stories of this sacred time, and Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor reflects on how Easter happens every day. 

The theme for April is what it means to be a people of liberation. 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.

For information about how to join our Sunday morning livestream worship service on YouTube and our virtual fellowship hour after on Zoom after the live stream please click HERE. Please note that the service is held at 10:00 a.m.

To link to a video recording of the April 12 service go here.

A Time of Liberation?!

April 5, 2020 - 12:00pm

This podcast is excerpted from Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation's live stream of a worship service on April 5, 2020. Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor and Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage reflect on how we create new opportunities for our spirit during this challenging time. Rev. Gage reminds us to be kind to ourselves and each other.

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

The Wisdom of Sacrifice

March 29, 2020 - 12:00pm

This podcast is excerpted from Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation's live stream of a worship service on March 29, 2020. Rev. Alan Taylor and Rev. Emily Gage reflect on how we ground ourselves in love during this challenging time, and Rev. Alan reflects on conversations he has had with medical professionals and their families. 

The theme for March is what it means to be a people of wisdom. 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.

For information about how to join our Sunday morning livestream worship service on YouTube and our virtual fellowship hour after on Zoom after the live stream please click HERE.

To link to a video recording of the March 29 service go here.

The Wisdom of Tenderness

March 22, 2020 - 12:00pm

This podcast is excerpted from Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation's live stream of a worship service on March 22, 2020. Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor and Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage share responses to this anxious time as the spread of COVID-19 prevents us from worshipping in person.

The theme for March is what it means to be a people of wisdom. 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 will also be cancelling or postponing any congregational events that would have taken place. Please click HERE to read the letter sent to members of our congregation.

For information about how to join our Sunday morning livestream worship service on YouTube and our virtual fellowship hour after on Zoom after the live stream please click HERE.

To link to a video recording of the March 22 service go here.

The Wisdom of Being Together from a Distance

March 15, 2020 - 12:00pm

This podcast is excerpted from Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation's live stream of a worship service on March 15, 2020. As we practice social distancing, how do we respond as a community? Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor and Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage share responses to this anxious time as the spread of COVID-19 prevents us from worshipping in person.

The theme for March is what it means to be a people of wisdom. 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 will also be cancelling or postponing any congregational events that would have taken place. Please click HERE to read the letter sent to members of our congregation.

For information about how to join our Sunday morning livestream worship service on YouTube and our virtual fellowship hour after on Zoom after the live stream please click HERE.

To link to a video recording of the March 15 service go here.

Strength Like a Mountain

March 8, 2020 - 12:00pm

Reflections delivered in this Chalice Ceremony for 4th graders delivered by Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage on March 8, 2020. Following an address to the participants by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor, Rev. Gage offers further thoughts on mountains, roller coasters, and how to navigate life.

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

Rooted in Climate Justice

March 1, 2020 - 12:00pm

Sermon delivered by Rev. Brian Sauder on March 1, 2020. Rev. Sauder explores how we, as "salt of the earth," can seek to solve our climate crisis from a perspective of 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 wisdom. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website.

For Such a Time As This

February 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey on February 23, 2020. Rev. Dr. Lightsey dynamically reflects on what the story of Esther has to teach us about "such a time as this."

The Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey serves at Meadville Lombard Theological School, that prepares Unitarian Universalist ministers, as the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Constructive Theology. She arrived at MLTS in January 2018 from the Boston University School of Theology where she served as Associate Dean of Community Life and Lifelong Learning, Clinical Assistant Professor of Contextual Theology and Practice. Before serving as a theological school educator, scholar and administrator she served in the military, as a public servant, and as a United Methodist congregational pastor. Throughout her vocational life, she has been a leading social justice activist, working with local, national and international organizations focusing primarily on the causes of peacemaking, racial justice and LGBTQ rights. Dr. Lightsey is the author of Our Lives Matter: A Womanist Queer Theology.

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

Take Heart

February 16, 2020 - 12:00pm

Sermon delivered by Senior Minister Rev. Alan Taylor on February 16, 2020 Rev. Taylor reflects on his second visit to refugees in Matamoros, taking heart amidst disappointment.

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

Immense Confusing Holiness

February 9, 2020 - 12:00pm

Sermon delivered by Minister of Faith Development Rev. Emily Gage on February 9, 2020. A sermon on small and big worries, resilience, and our propensity to take "flying leaps at nonsensical unreasonable ideas like marriage and marathons and democracy and divinity." (Thanks, Brian Doyle.)

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

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