Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Ted Voneida – Recently there has been a spate of new churches opening specifically for men. These churches are responding to a belief by some that religion has become feminized. This morning we will explore gender and church.
Lori McGee and worship Associate Elaine Bowen – Having recently read “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch, I began to consider my own legacy to my family, friends, and community. In this service we will explore the idea of our own legacy as individuals and as UUs.
Guest speaker Jeremy Elliott – Henry David Thoreau challenged us to “live life deliberately!” What does it mean to live a life of great meaning and power? What exactly are we supposed to do? This Sunday we look to the wisdom prophets of liberal religion to learn how we might live extraordinary lives. We will consider the lives of Thoreau, Gandhi and King and their contributions to our world. Can our contributions be equally important? Jeremy Elliott is a chaplain resident at the Cleveland Clinic and a spiritual counselor at the Clinic’s Center for Integrative Medicine. He is a UU minister in preliminary fellowship with the UUA. He served as the intern minister at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and as the Killam Fellow at First Unitarian Church of Cleveland. He attended Starr King School for the Ministry, Case Western Reserve University, and Baldwin-Wallace College.
Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Dani Beale – Last year’s sermon on Mother’s Day was entitled Mothers of War. This year we celebrate peacemaking and the Mothers of Peace.
Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Lori McGee – The questions we ask always influence the kinds of answers we get. This morning we will consider how the words we use (and the ones we don’t) shape our conversations about faith. Cub Scouts Alan Kerns and Gavin VanWinkle-Bright will be receiving their certificates and emblems for completing the Unitarian Universalist Love and Help program during the first service today.
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