Living the Authentic Self
by The Writer’s Group with Rev. Kathleen Rolenz

August 28, 2011

The Writers’ Group at West Shore investigates the what, how and why of being our authentic selves by exploring spiritual teachings of Jesus, the Buddha and modern wisdom and song. Instead of confining ourselves and others into boxes, find your true nature and live with it. This service includes water communion and a sharing of how our experiences create our being. Bring a sample of water that is meaningful to you from the experience of your summer.

Reading: The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer Stay Where you are by Lama Surya Das Speakers: Reverend Kathleen Rolenz Worship Associate Barbara G. Howell Laura DiRienzo Heather Hall

Music performed by: David Blazer, Director of Music

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Inherent Worth & Dignity of Bullies
by Katrina M. Walker

August 21, 2011

A service about appreciating that even experiences with those who were not kind to us or made us feel bullied can sometimes lead you in great places and to a new understanding of what it really means to accept all people.

Service offered by Katrina M. Walker

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Re-visioning Church
by Pam Rumancik

August 14, 2011

Former UUA moderator Denny has said, Unitarian Universalism is shrinking and may be going away entirely! According to the Pew Forum, the fasted growing segment of society is the "spiritual but not religious" group and even the Mega-churches are not unscathed by declining church attendance. What do these trends mean to the institution of church? How can we look with fresh eyes and find that which feeds those who understand themselves as spiritual beings but stay away in droves? Can "church" become relevant and meaningful in society again?0

Pam Rumancik is pursuing a career to become a Unitarian Universalist minister and is a graduate of Medville Lombard, class of 2011.

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UU’s In a Gated World
by Worship Associate John Youel

August 7, 2011

Do UU’s have an obligation to grow, or are we content behind the gates of our “like minds?”

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