The SUUF Podcast
No Place on Earth

No Place on Earth

August 21, 2019

August 11, 2019 Service

Jim Heard

The homeless arrived at our doorstep this spring. Though inadequate to relieving their plight directly, we must pay attention to it. After all, a housing crisis in the midst of a boom-time portends the un-sustainability of fundamental economic policies. We'll look at the underlying forces that produce homelessness in a community, consider what small measures we can take, and prepare our reactions to the larger crisis to come.

Neurology and Relationships

Neurology and Relationships

August 21, 2019

July 28, 2019 Service

Ken Dunning and Jorge Manzanera

How does the make-up of our body, our physiology, and our neurology, affect our behavior? Are we at the mercy of our evolutionary development? Or are we the captains of our lives?

Meeting the Crises of Our Time – Inside & Out!

Meeting the Crises of Our Time – Inside & Out!

August 21, 2019

July 21, 2019 Service

Norma Jean Young

How do we ignite ourselves into a larger "Yes" and become "holdfasts for humanity?" What daily practices can stabilize us in this chaotic sea of change and challenge? Join us for an experiential and inspiring gathering. Our own quick and movin’ Norma Jean takes the speaker's role! A real healer, she has a lot of experience to share.

Songs of Hope

Songs of Hope

August 21, 2019

July 14, 2019 Service

Pete Smith

Everyone – musicians to "just listening" - are invited to bring their ears, voices and musical instruments today to join in a good old fashioned hootenany! Pete will be playing guitar and leading the singing on a variety of songs of the Beatles, Woody Guthrie, Bill Withers, the Gershwins, John Lennon and others. This service is just what we need in today's troubling times.

White Supremacy — A community reflection

White Supremacy — A community reflection

August 21, 2019

July 7, 2019 Service

Doris Brevoort

What is happening in our own community that speaks to inequity? How can SUUF reach in to learn about ourselves, and reach out to live our Principles? We will look at recent articles in the UU World, YES Magazine, and newspapers to frame the discussion.

Finding Hope in Hard Times

Finding Hope in Hard Times

August 21, 2019

June 23, 2019 Service

Rev. Barbara Davenport

Many of us are discouraged about personal concerns, health issues, or national and world events. Can we find room for hope? What are the stories of hope? When I think of the meaning of hope at least two sources come to mind. One includes lines from a poem by Emily Dickinson likening hope to a bird. The second from Vaclav Havel, who proposes that hope, rather than a prognostication, is an “orientation of the spirit” and of the heart.

The Bashert Paradigm

The Bashert Paradigm

August 21, 2019

June 16, 2019 Service

Rabbi Kalish Leviel

Bashert is a Yiddish word that means "destiny." It is often used in the context of one's divinely predestined spouse or soul-mate. Rabbi Kalish would like to share with you her thoughts on applying this word to the way we live - and think about - our life.

Would If I Could

Would If I Could

August 21, 2019

Joseph Bednarik

June 9, 2019 Service

In her best-selling memoir, "Pastrix," Lutheran minister Nadia Bolz-Weber writes, “As much as I desperately wanted to be a Unitarian, I couldn’t, because what I needed was a specific divine source of reconciliation and wholeness, a source that is connected to me in love, but does not come from inside me.” This sermon imagines a vigorous conversation with Ms. Bolz-Weber and, after admiring her tattoos, getting very personal about the Divine.

Unitarians and Universalists Become One Religious Body

Unitarians and Universalists Become One Religious Body

August 21, 2019

June 2, 2019 Service

Victoria Poling

The final sermon on our UU religious journey speaks about how two religions became one. The Universalist Church of America, started in 1793, and the American Unitarian Association, established in 1825, had both expanded beyond their original Christian liberal theology and a consolidation took place in 1961.

Patriotism, Politics and Our UU Principles

Patriotism, Politics and Our UU Principles

August 21, 2019

May 26, 2019 Service

Rev. Lena Breen

What is our task as Unitarian Universalist citizens this Memorial Day holiday? How does our religion offer us some possible ways to respond in this time of national political discomfort? Let's join together in fellowship as we remember those that have died while serving our country in the armed services.