I Double Dog Dare You!
by Reverend Wayne Arnason and
Ellen Carvill-Ziemer, Intern Minister

January 29, 2012

If you watched A Christmas Story during this past holiday season, you may remember the scene where Flick sticks his tongue on the frozen lamp post after he was "double dog dared" to do it. This year we have explored how group pressure makes us do things we shouldn't do! How about looking at the times when accepting the challenge brought about by group pressure is good for us? The Junior Choir will join us and offer "Lean on Me."

Readings by Worship Associate Dave Clements

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Daring To Be Religious
by Reverend Kathleen Rolenz and
Worship Associate Barbara Howell

January 22, 2012

Over the years, people both outside and inside our congregations have wondered whether Unitarian Universalism is an "alternative religion" or an "alternative to religion." With so many people identifying themselves as "spiritual, not religious," do you avoid describing yourself as a "religious" person?

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Daring To Do the Right
by Reverend Wayne Arnason

January 15, 2012

This phrase from Gandhi described the political courage to do the right thing and accept the consequences. How rarely do we see this kind of courage exhibited in today's political life. How can leaders be sure what the "right thing" is, and how is that different from fanaticism or fundamentalism?

Readings by Worship Associate Andy Kosiorek

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Daring To Be Who You Are
by Reverend Kathleen Rolenz

January 8, 2012

Chaz Bono's emergence this past year as the celebrity face of transgender people has brought the conversation about the courage of people with minority gender identities into public discourse. Each of us to some degree can relate to this struggle, because we all have to ask ourselves what it means to know who we really are, and how we can affirm and accept ourselves.

Readings by Worship Associate Katrina Walker

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Dare To Begin
by Reverend Wayne Arnason and
Reverend Kathleen Rolenz

January 1, 2012

Opportunities and demands to "start over" can appear at any time in our lives, not just at the formal New Year. Economic downturns, health setbacks, a new job or career, a new child are all changes that challenge us to begin again. Childcare for children, ages infant to Pre-K, is available this Sunday, but older children are invited to attend the service with their parents in the Sanctuary. Although not a formal inter-generational service. the ministers will keep the presence of children in mind.

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