My Journey with Race

July 26, 2015

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by Marilyn Weske,

Worship Associate

James Baldwin once said, “Not everything that is faced can be changed but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” A personal journey explores the assumptions about race of a child who grew up in Northern Ohio during the 40’s and 50’s. Throughout the 60’s, racism changed dramatically in a number of ways. What are the learnings for those of us who were not activists during that turbulent, transformative time? What are the myths we must challenge in ourselves in order to move forward in our relationships with others and the healing of us all?

Opening music is played in it's entirety at the end of this recording


God: An Autobiography

July 19, 2015

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by Reverend Kathleen Rolenz and

Reverend Wayne Arnason

Whether you believe in God or not, you've got to admit that the idea of God has been around for a long time. Wouldn't it be interesting to hear what God would have to say about all the ways that the idea of God has been expressed? Informed by Karen Armstrong's wonderful 1994 book "The History of God," we propose to turn the pulpit over to God's voice, reflecting on a career that just seems to go on and on.


Transcendentalism & Unitarian Universalism

July 12, 2015

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by Edison Ellenberger

Transcendentalism is a religious, philosophical, and literary movement that rose to prominence in New England in the 1830s. Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are commonly associated with this movement, but the relation-ship of Transcendentalism to Unitarian Universalism is less well known to the general public. Nearly all of the Transcendentalists were Unitarians, and many of them were minis-ters. What might this 19th century movement have to offer to us today? This service will explore the development of the relationship between Transcendentalism and our UU tradition along with the relevance of the movement to a contemporary Unitarian Universalist spiritual practice.


A Sense of Wonder & Mystery

July 5, 2015

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Service created by Katherine Campbell-Gaston

& Offered by Barbara Albritain-Walker

As UU’s, we live out our seven principles within a “living tradition” of wisdom and spirituality drawn from six sources. The first of these sources affirms the “direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and up-hold life.” Just what is this “transcending mystery and wonder” and how are we to experience it? Be prepared to find windows into deeper knowing, being and love .