The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth

November 24, 2013

by Reverend Kathleen Rolenz with
Cathy Stawser, Director of Life Span Faith Development

We are told from an early age that it's important to always tell the truth, but just what exactly is the truth? Are all sto-ries true, or just some stories, or just some parts of sto-ries? Do we ever change the truth because it makes us, our family, or our nation look or feel better? Telling the truth is risky business and not as easy as it sounds! This service will include the Guest at Your Table kick-off and a bread com-munion. Please bring some bread to share, preferably from your ethnic tradition.


The Hard Truth

November 17, 2013

by Intern Minister
Matthew McHale

Service offered by Matthew McHale, Intern Minister Nobody likes to be told that their behavior was out of line, or that they hurt or offended someone. Yet hard truths like these are often the most important for us to hear. They give us insights into how we show up in the world and how our actions actually impact others. In this service, we will ex- plore how we can be less defensive and more receptive to these hard truths, so that we can learn and grow.


The Middle Truth

November 10, 2013


Reverend Kathleen Rolenz

We often live with close relationships that have become strained, distant or alienated. It takes a lot to risk telling the truth about the relationship, because we are uncertain about whether we can ever meet in the middle and start over. This sermon will explore the pitfalls and possibilities of when and how to speak the truth with the hopes of creating something new. The Outreach Offering will be taken for Family Promise.


Why God Is Not One

November 3, 2013


Reverend Wayne Arnason

Wait a minute! Isn’t this a “Unitarian” church? The “ Uni “ means God is One, right? Truth be told, not really. Stephen Prothero’s popular theological best-seller has inspired this sermon about the shallow and easy metaphors that suggest all religions really point to the same reality. I used to think that. I don’t any more. The more I learn about multicultural competen- cy, the more convinced I am that both God and religion are more complex, diverse, and amazing than any of our easy metaphors can capture.

The Free Spirit Band will perform.

The opening musical piece is available for listening in it's entirety following the closing of the service.