The SUUF Podcast
Reflections on Gratitude

Reflections on Gratitude

November 23, 2020

November 22, 2020

Jonathan Prescott

Jonathan comes back with a message about gratitude. As it turns out, it is actually a trait that brings about a healthier body and mind. Scientists have discovered that feelings of gratitude can actually change your brain. There are even studies showing that people who count their blessings tend to be far happier and experience less depression and anxiety. By the time the service is over, we think you'll be in better shape than when you arrived! What's not to like about that?

US v. US

US v. US

November 8, 2020

November 8, 2020

Joseph Bednarik

The 2020 election in over. With UU principle number five pressed close to our hearts — “The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large” — we are called to ask: What now?

The Role of Protest Songs in Historical Activism

The Role of Protest Songs in Historical Activism

October 28, 2020

October 25, 2020

Kathy Roche-Zuiko

Kathy will discuss and give us examples of musical compositions, along with their composers and interpreters, that have proven to be compelling motivators of social activism.

What Is Soul?

What Is Soul?

October 23, 2020

October 18, 2020

Rev. Bruce Bode

“Spirit” and “soul” are often used interchangeably. This sermon, the second in a two-part series, will distinguish and contrast the meanings and values of these two words.

What is Spirit?

What is Spirit?

October 23, 2020

October 11, 2020

Rev. Bruce Bode

The theme for Sunday's sermon is a complicated one. With so many ideas and ways of looking at a single word "Spirit" you almost need a roadmap. The sermon outline printed here today is helpful in following the many twists and turns this word evokes. If possible, print off a copy and bring it with you to church!. See you Sunday. Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. 

Intimations of Immortality

Intimations of Immortality

October 23, 2020

October 4, 2020

Rev. Dr. Barry Andrews

What lies on the other side of death? Myths, religions and philosophies have offered answers to this question. As a religious humanist I have pondered the question myself. Searching through the words of sages and poets, including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Mary Oliver, I’d like to explore intimations of immortality.

Ancestors

Ancestors

October 23, 2020

September 27, 2020

Jonathan Prescott

Ancestors — we know we have them, but who are they? What do they mean to us?Jonathan Prescott will join SUUF to look deeply into our ancestors. Will consider how ancestors gave us not only our bodies, but our very ways of seeing the world. Knowing that our ancestors made mistakes, we’ll explore how to forgive their warts and foibles so that we can become better ancestors ourselves.

Tectonic Plates and Gridlock

Tectonic Plates and Gridlock

October 23, 2020

September 20, 2020

Rev. Bruce Bode

Where to start in the face of strongly opposing and intractable positions? This sermon will explore how the image of tectonic plates might be a helpful image in relation to gridlock, whether personal, political, or religious.

You Are Here. Now What?

You Are Here. Now What?

October 23, 2020

September 13, 2020

Joseph Bednarik

The large map is on display behind plexiglass. A bold arrow points to a spot and three words announce, in no uncertain terms: "You are here." These three words – each on its own then working together - are profound: Individuality. Existence. Location. This sermon follows that arrow to a specific spot on the map, bows to the miracle of your existence, then asks "OK. Now what?"

Still a Mystery

Still a Mystery

October 23, 2020

August 23, 2020

Susie Wilson

Unitarian Universalists affirm a living tradition based on six sources, one of which is the direct experience of transcendent mystery and wonder. This Sunday, please join us as we complete our last Summer session on the theme of Miracles, with Susie Wilson, who will share her reflections on experiences of miracle and mystery.

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