January 16 – Rev. Phil Sweet

NOT PEACE BUT A SWORD Martin Luther King Jr. was called a drum major for justice. He said: “Procrastination is still the chief thief of time. Life often leaves us standing bare naked and dejected with a lost opportunity. Over the bleached bones and jumble of residue of numerous civilizations ...

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January 23 – Rev. Joan Shiels

THE SWEETNESS OF SILENCE Thoreau said “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.” These days, we would have to say “Most men lead lives of noisy desperation.” Silence has a profound impact on the way we think, our daily actions and our relationships. An appreciation of silence and a reflection...

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January 30 – Rev. Cynthia Johnson

DEEPENING OUR FAITH THROUGH MUSIC What we sing in our Sunday services not only reflects our beliefs but also shapes them. We’ll travel through Unitarian Universalist history to see where we’ve been and where we’re going. Come prepared to sing, listen, and be amazed! The service will alternate words and...

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December 5 – The Rev. Joan Shiels

BE PREPARED That’s the motto of the Boy Scouts. “Be prepared for what?” someone once asked Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, “Why, for any old thing” said Baden-Powell. The Reverend Joan Shiels is a long-time friend and frequent speaker at our Fellowship. Music: Robert Judd, Piano Service Leader: Toby...

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December 19 – Cyndy Stiehl

Candlelight service at 4:00 PM MAKE MUSIC IN THE HEART A Holiday celebration of songs and words inspired by Howard Thurman’s reading “The Work of Christmas.” After the songs of the angels and when the shepherds are back with their flocks we celebrate together in a service that features the...

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December 26 – Phil Hansotia

REFLECTIONS AT THE END OF THE YEAR: SEEDS OF CHANGE This program is based on an essay by Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster. It reflects on the American character and some unique elements that molded it. It has elements that speak to our present experience and may be helpful when...

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Nov. 7th – Alan Kopischke

WELCOMING THE SOUL WHILE BUILDING COMMUNITY IN A WOUNDED WORLD In the wake of election results from a bitterly divided electorate, Alan Kopischke delivers an updated version of a message originally written by Rev. Drew Kennedy, in which he will address why we seek, what we seek and, in a...

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Nov. 21st – The Rev. Phil Sweet

GRATITUDE: THE MOST NECESSARY OF VIRTUES Gratitude is the most basic of all the values we cherish. Everything that is good stems from and flows into gratitude. But something stops us from finding the wonder in life. Bad training (put your rubbers on, don’t forget your mittens, don’t talk to...

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