7/13/2014 Podcast – John and Susan McFadden

AGING, DEMENTIA AND THE GOOD COMMUNITY John and Susan McFadden, co-authors of Aging Together: Dementia, Friendship and Flourishing Communities (John Hopkins, 2011) who are known here and abroad for their friendly approach to aging, will speak about  how “senility haunts the landscape of the self-made man” when fear and anxiety...

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6/29/2014 Podcast – Brian & Leila Pertl

CELEBRATING THE BIRTHRIGHT OF MUSIC We are all musical beings. Music defines our humanness.  Embracing our musical, creative selves can be a magnificent spiritual awakening. Leila Pertl is a groundbreaking music educator who has designed an elementary school music program where every child has music every day. There are no...

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6/22/2014 Podcast – James Galasinski

RELIGIOUS, SPIRITUAL, OR BOTH? I am sure everyone has heard someone say they are spiritual but not religious. This negative view of religion may be due to the limited and compartmentalized definition our culture works with. This sermon will explore how expansive and all-encompassing religion can be so that we...

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6/8/2014 Podcast – The Rev. Joan Shiels

THE WISDOM IN THE TAPESTRY A tapestry of symbols representing seven religious traditions is affixed to the wall at the front of our fellowship hall. This message is a short lesson of the wisdom (in Joan’s quirky subjective opinion) revealed in each of these religious traditions. The Rev. Joan Shiels has...

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5/11/2014 Podcast – The Rev. Joan Shiels

BAD GIRLS OF THE BIBLE OR WELL BEHAVED WOMEN SELDOM MAKE HISTORY Most people assume that the women in the Bible were good Jewish girls: obedient, courteous and docile.  Nothing could be further from the truth!  Willful and wise, trampled and triumphant, they used sex, subterfuge, chicanery and charm to...

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5/4/2014 Podcast – Dick Smythe

THREE (PLUS 1) VIEWS OF GOD AND RELIGION By some measures the USA is the world’s most religious country.  Yet, Americans are the least religious now than they have ever been.  We will briefly examine the views of three exceptional people – a famous preacher, a famous scientist, and a...

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