Monthly Archives: May 2017

Sermon: Love’s Hands and Feet (audio only)

Rev. Duncan Teague, Guest Minister
Love’s Hands and Feet
Is it possible for people who crave rationale process and clearly articulated arguments to embrace the principle of ‘Embodiment’. Our guest, Rev. Duncan Teague, founding minister of the Abundant LUUv Unitarian Universalist Ministry in Atlanta says loudly, ‘YES’. This morning he presents his belief that we must embody what we believe and he dares to claim that what we believe in is love that moves and acts. Click on title to continue.

Service: What I Set My Heart to: Coming of Age Credo Ceremony

Sunday, May 21, 2017
Joy Berry, Director of Life Span Religious Education
Our human ancestors had traditions and rituals to help mark the time of Coming of Age. Even in our world today, our youth face challenges that are made easier by their participation in an intentionally created time of preparation, centering, introspection, deep connections with peers, and mentorship. Our ninth and 10th graders have been engaged in just such a process this year. On May 21, they will present their creative statements to the congregation in a Credo Service – one of our most beloved UU traditions.

Sermon: Every Parent’s Child (Audio only)

Sunday, May, 14, 9:15 & 11:15
Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper, Associate Minister
Every Parent’s Child
Inspired by Ella’s Song, this Mother’s Day we will reflect together on the experience of nurturing children in today’s world. How does our faith call us to support one another as we fear for the safety of our beloved children and youth? This work belongs to the whole community, not just parents. There is room for all in this circle of care: Parents of all sorts, roles and genders. Parents who grieve the loss of a child, and those who wished with their whole heart to parent. Parents who birthed their children and those who did not. There is room for all. May we choose faith over fear. Click on title to continue..

Sermon: Flesh, Blood, Breath, Bones, and Stories (text & audio)

Sunday, May 7, 2017
Rev. Guy Sayles, Guest Minister
Our speaker will offer reflections on how his own journey with illness was an intensive course in embodiment.
Guy Sayles is assistant professor of religion at Mars Hill University, after four decades in pastoral ministry, most recently at First Baptist Church of Asheville. His education includes doctoral studies at Candler School of Theology of Emory University. He blogs on the intersections of faith, meaning, and culture at FromTheIntersection.org. Click on title to continue.

Sermon: Spiritual Survival (audio and text)

Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper
Spiritual Survival
The book Deep Survival explores why some people survive trauma and crisis, and others don’t. So many people live in ongoing crisis, and the role of spiritual community is to support life and wholeness. What can we learn from the science of survival, and how does it dovetail with our spiritual lives? Click on title to continue.

Courage

Courage
Courageous people change the world. There are so many examples of that this month. October is LGBTQ history month and reminds us of the many who bravely moved (and continue to move) our world toward greater acceptance and affirmation. The revolutionary prophet of peace, Mohandas Gandhi, was born on October 2. Our Christian friends celebrate Reformation Day and Martin Luther’s courage that changed how we all think about religious authority. We rightly honor such giants. The problem is most of us aren’t that tall..click on title to read more.