The SUUF Podcast
Happiness

Happiness

August 21, 2019

May 19, 2019 Service

Jonathan Prescott

We often think of happiness as something we receive when circumstances are perfect. But what if we could find happiness right now, in our lives as they are? Join Jonathan Prescott in an exploration of what happiness is, and how happiness can guide us on our spiritual path.

Choices for End-of-Life Planning

Choices for End-of-Life Planning

August 21, 2019

May 5, 2019 Service

Doris Brevoort

New ecological options are becoming available in Washington State, as discussed in the recently published book "Re-imagining Death." Your final decisions may be a personal "gift" to the loved ones you leave behind, as well as the Earth.

Clean Underwear

Clean Underwear

August 21, 2019

April 28, 2019 Service

Rev. Barbara Gilday

Remember what they used to say about wearing clean underwear? It got me to thinking about control: Who has it? Who controls you/me? Are you in control? Is there such a thing? Come and we’ll talk.

From our Sixth Source

From our Sixth Source

August 21, 2019

April 14, 2019 Service

Rev. Amy Beltaine

Amy talks about spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature. For millennia, Paganism and Earth-based Spirituality has been practiced and refined by hunters, farmers, indigenous people, and those who live close to the land and the sea. This Sunday we will look at some of the rich theo/alogies, traditions, and histories that fall within the "Earth-Centered" label. Then we will explore some of the gifts of these paths for Unitarian Universalists.

Utopian Visions and Practical Impacts

Utopian Visions and Practical Impacts

April 4, 2019

March 31, 2019 Service

Victoria Poling

We’ll explore movements in Universalism of the Early 20th Century ranging from spiritualist communications with ancestors to moderate social reform. Come and learn so much more in this, our fourth installment of this year’s “UU 101”

Finding Freedom

Finding Freedom

April 4, 2019

March 24, 2019 Service

Jonathan Prescott

Jonathan Prescott, a Buddhist monk and founder of Wise Caring, will present a sermon with a theme of Finding Freedom. He will talk about the nature of liberation and how to foster it in your everyday life. Jonathon speaks frequently about finding the happiness that is always nearby and will help us do so this Sunday.

The Pain of Universalism

The Pain of Universalism

April 4, 2019

March 17, 2019 Service

Ken Stern

Since Universalists proclaim "God is love" and everyone goes to Heaven, why should Universalists be in pain? This is also true: all lives are difficult, each of us often hurt. And, because we love all our neighbors, we ought to feel their pain. A sprinkling of Universalist history included.

The Second Sex

The Second Sex

April 4, 2019

March 10, 2019 Service

Nicki Hamilton

In honor of Women's History Month, we'll consider the challenge, the courage, the commitment for change, and living the dream. In solidarity we'll then share a common meal: a communion from Unitarian Universalist sources.

Understanding the Baha’i Faith

Understanding the Baha’i Faith

March 24, 2019

March 3, 2019 Service

Lina Zeine

Practiced without any religious clergy and administered by democratically elected councils, the Baha’i Faith embraces the unity of all religions and the equality of all people. A presentation accenting the Baha’i commitment to gender equality and to social justice in general will include a beautiful video followed by a discussion and an opportunity for the congregation to ask questions.

The Glory of Friends and Friendships

The Glory of Friends and Friendships

March 13, 2019

February 24, 2019 Service

Dr. Peter Luton

What makes someone a friend? They are the people who really listen to us without judgement or defensive dismissiveness. Dr. Luton will speak about how congregations are, at their core and at their best, such places… sanctuaries in which people are allowed, yea invited, to connect with their soul and share their most core hopes, dreams, fears, and commitments. A miracle happens when we feel genuinely listened to, heard, seen, and affirmed as someone with inherent worth and dignity.

Celebrant: Jorge Manzanera