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The Eclectic Church of the Future

The Eclectic Church of the Future

August 16, 2020

by Reverend Anthony Makar and

Jeff Modzelewski, Worship Associate

Back in 1878, the Unitarian Lydia Marie Child once imagined "an eclectic church of the future which shall gather forms of holy aspirations from all ages and nations." She imagined this at a time when our congregations were still very much Christian-centered. But now, all these years later, we embody Lydia Marie Child's dream and are fully pluralistic. How did we get from there to here? What do we need to know, going forward?

 

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I Like You as You Are

I Like You as You Are

August 2, 2020

by Reverend Michelle Ma and

Jeff Modzelewski, Worship Associate

Fred Rogers has seemingly been elevated to sainthood these last couple of years. Rev. Michelle Ma didn't grow up watching Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, but she has nonetheless come to see him as a role model, and the Neighborhood as a form of Beloved Community.

 

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Lessons In Leadership: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Lessons In Leadership: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 19, 2020

by Reverend Anthony Makar and

Jeff Modzelewski, Worship Associate

When we lose touch with our heroes’ stories, we lose touch with our own powers and potentialities. We hear a call to leadership, but our response can be, Who, me? Yet the message of the life of every hero who has ever gone before us, or who may be in our midst right now, is that you don’t need to be perfect to have a dream. Today, we explore some of Dr. King’s story and how it speaks powerfully to our own today.

Our Universalist Heritage: Entering Paradise in This Life

Our Universalist Heritage: Entering Paradise in This Life

October 25, 2019

by Reverend Anthony Makar and

Jeff Modzelewski

Worship Associate

This is the third and last sermon in a series entitled “Our Universalist Heritage." What if I said that Paradise is not lost but already here and now? And that spirituality is about entering it in this life, through a renewal and restoration of one’s mind and senses? Three hundred fifty years ago, that’s what Universalist Jane Leade preached, and her vision has been taken up in our time by Unitarian Universalist minister the Rev. Rebecca Ann Parker. Let’s take a closer look.

Our Universalist Heritage: How to Love with Integrity

Our Universalist Heritage: How to Love with Integrity

October 13, 2019

by Reverend Anthony Makar and

Jeff Modzelewski

Worship Associate

Love, we say, is of transcendent worth. We affirm our Seven Unitarian Universalist Principles and in this way affirm the ultimacy of love. But often with our actions, we fall short. Often, we don’t walk the talk. So what does that mean? Does it mean we are hopeless hypocrites? Or is there a way to be a people who proclaim Love’s worth with integrity? Today’s sermon is the second in a series entitled “Our Universalist Heritage.”

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