The Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Nancy King Smith – Our congregation has chosen to begin the process of working toward certification as a green sanctuary. Come explore the foundations of a Unitarian Universalist theology of environmental justice. Come consider the ways in which this new journey has the potential to change us and our relationship to the earth.
The Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Kristofer Sperry – Humanism has long had an influence on the development of Unitarian, Universalist and Unitarian Universalist theology and practice. Come revisit the history of our humanist heritage and consider the ways in which humanism continues to evolve in our living tradition.
The Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Christie Anderson – This year as we honor the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. we will focus our attention on his work with and for poor people. How can the lessons of King’s leadership inform the struggles for economic justice we face today?
Worship Leader Christie Anderson and Worship Associate Marion Yeagler – Unlike many UUs who search for life meaning through reason and evidence, some find unexpected insights following a mystical experience. This sermon examines studies of people reporting religious mystical experiences, three common theological interpretations, and the reason that UUs should pay close attention to this frequent phenomenon.
Mark W. Weber and Worship Associate Kristofer Sperry – Liberation theology provides us with the concept of “accompaniment” as a way to work with oppressed peoples. Mark explores how he came to embrace accompaniment on his recent trip to strife-torn Colombia.