Triangles and Trinities

Tony’s sermon will explore the subtle power of threesomes—in religion, psychology, and philosophy (to name just 3 areas!). You could also learn a little about our Unitarian history from this sermon. Rev. Dr. Tony Larsen recently retired as pastor of the Olympia Brown UU Church in Racine. He served this role since 1975 (yes, that’s […]

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Not a Period But a Comma

Some religions say the answers are already given. (“It’s in the Book. I believe it. Period.”) Others say revelation is not sealed. (“Don’t put a period where God has put a comma.”) What difference does it make?! Rev. Dr. Tony Larsen recently retired as pastor of the Olympia Brown UU Church in Racine. He served […]

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Hide and Seek

What happens when we hide from our true self? Blanche Brown is an art therapy/counselor practitioner who believes in the power of art to heal. She is a supporter and facilitator of the changes that people seek to make in their lives. Brown serves survivors of abuse, violence, and disaster as a trainer in the […]

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On Violence and the Value of Life

Why is it that some people see a resort to violence that destroys human lives as a first option, or see it as an option at all for that matter? Why does a person who has been mistreated feel a compulsion to take the lives of others? I pursue this question in two ways. First, […]

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The Challenges of Empathy

When our friends are hurting, it’s hard to know what to do or to say. We are often left feeling helpless and useless when we can’t fix our loved one’s hurt. How does one empathize in ways that can truly help our friends or even ourselves when life brings us to our knees? Rev. Karon […]

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Amazing Grace

What exactly is this thing called Grace? It is something we have all experienced at times in our life, but where does it come from? Who or what bestows it? Is it always available to us or is it something that only happens on occasion? Join us as we look more deeply into the sacred […]

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Our Sisters and Brothers

Who are our sisters and brothers? To whom are we related? Do we believe other creatures are bereft of concern for their compatriots? Do we think only large-brained humans can enjoy beauty, can understand how to solicit help, can grieve, can display thankfulness; in short, can demonstrate many of our presumed higher human attributes? More and more […]

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The Devil, You Say

One of the significant issues in our Unitarian and Universalist histories was rejection of the doctrines of hell and the devil. Tony’s first sermon with us this summer will deal with the idea of Satan, and how he developed in late Judaism from being God’s prosecuting attorney to being God’s great enemy. This development tells […]

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Angels for All Occasions

Ask any ten people “What is an angel?” and you will usually get ten different answers. Joan intends to tell us about angels she has known personally. And some other stuff. Rev. Joan Shiels has a Masters Degree in Religion, another in Theology and another in Divinity. Besides all that, she’s really interested in religion […]

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