January 2013 Sermon Topics

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5 January 2014            A New Chapter

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Lori McGee

A brand new year lies stretched out before us.  With its opening our thoughts may be drawn to the possibilities of beginning anew.  But to truly do or become something new requires more than just a turning of a page.  We look this morning at the courage it takes to make a new start.



12 January 2014          You Be You

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen

Just be yourself.   That advice is often given when we are worried about performing well or making a good impression.  It sounds so easy.  Just be yourself.  This morning we look beneath the easy advice for the courage it takes to be authentically ourselves.



19 January 2014          Arresting Art

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Ted Voneida

This Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend we will honor his legacy by reflecting on the courage it takes to resist oppression.  Drawing on our recent tradition of Art Sunday, we will explore the courage of resistance through the arts.   Is there a photograph or a painting, a song or a play or some other work of art from the civil rights movement that speaks to you of courage?  If so, send me a note with the name of the artist and the piece.  I’d like to include some of the art that has spoken to you in this service.



26 January 2014          A Lion’s Heart

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer, Director of Religious Education Karen Lapidus and Worship Associate Justin Czekaj

I don’t think I’ve ever taken a Disney movie as a text for a worship service, so this will be a first.  What can The Lion King teach us about mature courage?  Not just for kids, everyone is invited to join us for this lively, multigenerational celebration of life.

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