Remembering the Ultimate by Rev. Wayne Arnason

May 30, 2010

In his classic book, "The Varieties of Religious Experience", William James published the first psychological study of the components of religious experience. In this service, we'll ask how different "religious experience" is from "ordinary" experience. Where does one end and the other begin? We'll look at how intense experiences of trauma, threat and loss shape our religious lives and honor the rituals of Memorial Day in our liturgy.

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Youth Sunday Service: UU Identity

May 23, 2010

The tradition of the Youth Sunday Service is to give the ninth through twelfth grade youth of our church a broad canvas to present their ideas. This year is no exception as the youth put their talents, ideas and hearts into a presentation that explores the nature of UUism for youth. It is an opportunity to share some of what they explored this year in terms of their developing spirituality. Most importantly, it is a great chance to see these youth in a fun, energetic and thought-provoking life.

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Some Assembly Required: by Rev. Kathleen Rolenz, West Shore Choir and Choir Director David Blazer

May 16, 2010

Come let your spirits be lifted up by the musical offerings of the West Shore Choir. We will have a full church of guests and members to hear the choir perform an extremely wide variety of choral pieces. However, there are a couple of pieces that you, the congregation (The Assembly) will be asked to participate in.

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Feed Them on Your Dreams: An Intergenerational Service with Rev. Wayne Arnason and Kathy Strawser

May 9, 2010

All ages and stages of life involve us in balancing body and mind to make our dreams come true. Parents and children feed each other with the dreams they share and act upon. In a service where we will celebrate motherhood and remember parents both present to us and lost to us, a service in which we will dedicate children, honor a graduate, and thank our teachers, we will find many ways to encounter the dreams that sustain us throughout our lifespans. Bill Hudson and our youth choir will each offer special muisic. Please remember to bring canned food for our monthly collection for local pantries.

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I Am Legion by Rev. Kathleen Rolenz

May 2, 2010

In ancient times, people with mental illnesses were thought to be demon possessed and were shunned from society. Today, we know better or do we? This sermon will explore the myths and truths behind mental illness and suggest ways we might live up to our desire to be an "inclusive" church that practices radical hospitality to all.

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