The Greatest of These Is LOVE
by Reverend Bela Fekete, Unitarian Church of Bagyon, Translyvania

August 26, 2012

The ancient Hungarian-speaking kingdom of Transylvania is home to the oldest Unitarian movement in the western world. West Shore is proud to be a partner church with a Unitarian church in Bagyon, Translyvania, Romania. The visit of our Partner Church minister culminates in a service of celebration at which Rev. Fekete will offer the sermon. Join the co-ministers and Partner Church leaders in a service that honors the traditions of the oldest surviving Unitarian movement in the western world, and the friendship we have built with them.

With Reverend Kathleen Rolenz and Reverend Wayne Arnason

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Roll Away Your Stone
Reverend Katie Norris

August 19, 2012

Even in the darkest times we learn and grow but if we spend too much time in that darkness, it can consume us. On the other hand, too much light, while fun, can allow us to loose concern for the world around us. How do we balance the light and dark in our lives in order to be healthy, whole, and balanced?

With Worship Associate Katrina Walker

Roll Away Your Stone

By Mumford and Sons

Roll away your stone, I'll roll away mine
Together we can see what we will find
Don't leave me alone at this time
For I am afraid of what I will discover inside

Cause you told me that I would find a hole
Within the fragile substance of my soul
And I have filled this void with things unreal
And all the while my character it steals

Darkness is a harsh term don't you think?
And yet it dominates the things I see

It seems that all my bridges have been burnt
But you say that's exactly how this grace thing works
It's not the long walk home that will change this heart
But the welcome I receive with the restart

Darkness is a harsh term don't you think?
And yet it dominates the things I see
Darkness is a harsh term don't you think?
And yet it dominates the things I've seen

Stars hide your fires
These here are my desires
And I won't give them up to you this time around
And so I'll be found
With my stake stuck in the ground
Marking the territory of this newly impassioned soul

But you, you've gone too far this time
You have neither reason nor rhyme
With which to take this soul that is so rightfully mine

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The Authentic Life
by Anne Obradovich, Worship Associate

August 12, 2012

Travel back in time to Paris, France, in the 1940’s as we listen in on a conversation between John-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and Albert Camus—three leading existentialists—as they discuss authenticity and the authentic life. Authenticity is the degree to which one is true to one's own personality, spirit, or character, despite encountering external forces, pressures and influences which are very different from, and other than, oneself. First I will relate my journey to authenticity, then give brief bios of our three protagonists, and then we will listen to the conversation.

With Worship Associate Andy Kosiorek and Gary Nemes

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Buddha’s Buddy
by Anne Osborne

August 5, 2012

What if Buddha and Jesus had lived at the same time, and happened to run into each other? Would they have been friends? Would they have been surprised at striking similarities in their teachings? We’ll explore an imaginative relationship between Jesus and Buddha, and ponder whether they might be Unitarian Universalists if they were alive today.

With Worship Associates Tom Hughes and Dave Clements

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