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17-09-10: Turning Point - Imagine!

September 10, 2017

Ministerial Search Commitee w/ message by Steve Kraynak (chair)

Our congregation is at a turning point; we are in search for a new minister.

In our search process, we can learn from new types of Unitarian Universalist communities across the country that “do church” based on the trinity of promises: generosity, pluralism, and imagination.

The Ministerial Search Committee: Aston Bloom, Beth Britton, Steve Kraynak (chair), Todd Maynard. Janet Moore, Margo Newhouse,Wendy Gordon Weeks

 
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17-09-03: World Religions: A Liberal Perspective

September 3, 2017

Randall Springer


 This sermon was not recorded due to technical difficulties.  However, the text of this interesting sermon is available here.
 
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17-08-27: Forgiveness

August 20 2017

Rev. Lyn Oglesby and Jamili Omar

 
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17-08-20: No More Hate

August 20 2017

Rev. Lyn Oglesby

 

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  1. 17-08-13: Living a Life of Learning
  2. 17-08-06: Comfort Me
  3. 17-07-30: The Yin and Yang of Public Policy
  4. 17-07-23: Now What Do I Do?
  5. 17-07-16: To Savor the World or Save It
  6. 17-07-09: Why Not Scientism?
  7. 17-07-02: America - Rekindling the Dream
  8. 17-06-25 Hope
  9. 17-06-18: The Meaning of Ministry
  10. 17-06-11: Washing Daily Life's Dust Off Our Souls
  11. 17-06-04: The Lessons from Interim Ministry
  12. 17-05-28: UU-Paganism and Earth-Centered Spirituality Practices
  13. 17-05-21: Creating the Future: Homage to Volunteers
  14. 17-05-14: What is Unitarian Universalist Mother's Day
  15. 17-05-07: Celebrating Agnes Paulsen
  16. 17-04-30: Secular Humanist Jewish Circle
  17. 17-04-09: Who Are We?
  18. 17-03-19: What Is To Be Done?
  19. 17-02-26: Aspire to Love
  20. 17-02-19: Why I Love This Church
  21. 17-02-12: Yes We Can (or the Sermon on the Amount)
  22. 17-02-05: Building the Beloved Community in Arizona
  23. 17-01-29: Return of the Chaos Monster
  24. 17-01-22: Question Assumptions
  25. 17-01-08: Mens Agitat Molem: Mind over Matter
  26. 17-01-01: This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land, the Next Four Years
  27. 16-12-24/25: Christmas Eve/Day
  28. 16-12-18: Oy Vey, Maria
  29. 16-12-11: Is There Any Security?
  30. 16-12-04: Are You a Religious Naturalist?
  31. 16-11-27: Water Protection Action at the Dakota Access Pipeline
  32. 16-11-20: Where Do We Go From Here?
  33. 16-11-13: Giving Life the Shape of Justice
  34. 16-10-30: Are We a Hardy Church?
  35. 16-10-23: The Sky is the Limit!
  36. 16-10-16: Where Do We Go From Here?
  37. 16-10-09: The "We the People" Amendment and the UUA
  38. 16-10-02: Invisible Women: Homlessness in Tucson
  39. 16-09-25: Dying Better in the USA
  40. 16-09-18: In the Interim - A Call to Community
  41. 16-09-11: Optimism for the Future
  42. 16-09-04: Poetry Sunday
  43. 16-08-28: From Dark Gray Skies to Brighter Blue Skies
  44. 16-08-21: How Moral Clarity Fosters Change
  45. 16-08-14: Moving Prayer
  46. 16-08-07: Harmony Is Who We Are
  47. 16-07-31: Seek First to Understand
  48. 16-07-24: What We Can Learn from Others
  49. 16-07-17: Do You Fear the Unknown?
  50. 16-07-10: Love, Hope, Faith and Fun
  51. 16-06-26: Kindness and Ben's Bells
  52. 16-06-19: Amazing Grace
  53. 16-05-22: The Virtue of Sin
  54. 16-05-15: Spiritual Beings
  55. 16-04-10: I Call That Mind Free
  56. 16-04-03: Empowerment- Relating to it All: A Youth led Service
  57. 16-03-20: Elixir of Life
  58. 16-03-13: The Spirit of Generosity and Non-judgment
  59. 16-02-28: Dissecting the Anatomy of Trust: Boundaries and the Vault
  60. 16-02-21: BRAVING Trust
  61. 16-01-31: What Does It Mean to Forgive?
  62. 16-01-17: What Can We Do About Racism?
  63. 16-01-03: Does Size Matter?
  64. 15-12-27: Creating Beloved Community Through the Heart
  65. 15-11-29: Sheep in Wolves' Clothing
  66. 15-11-08: Hearing the Voiceless
  67. 15-10-11: Poetry Sunday
  68. 15-09-27: Changing Lives Through Music
  69. 15-09-06: Public Banking and Economic Inequality
  70. 15-08-09: UUs and the Spiritual
  71. 15-08-02: Interconnectedness Is Not Optional: Viewing Society Through The Lens of Science
  72. 15-07-26: In the Path of the Buddha
  73. 15-07-19: UU Myths
  74. 15-07-12: Finding a Happy Place
  75. 15-07-05: Songs, Identity, and America
  76. 15-06-28: Creating a Sense of Place
  77. 15-06-14: The Peace Corps: Toughest Job You'll Ever Love
  78. 15-05-24: The Healing Power of Music
  79. 15-05-17: Sacred Journeys
  80. 15-05-10: Self Discovery
  81. 2015: UU Testimonials
  82. 15-04-12: And Justice for All
  83. 15-04-05: To Life!
  84. 15-03-29: Youth-Led Service - What is Sacred?
  85. 15-03-08: Esperanza: Bringing Hope
  86. 15-02-15: Beyond Chocolate Hearts: Engaging Men in Making a Safer World for Women
  87. 15-02-08: The Liberal Church Finding its Mission: It's Not About You
  88. 15-02-08: UU Testimonial - Randall Springer
  89. 15-02-01: UU Testimonial - Zoey Speer
  90. 15-01-25: UU Testimonial - Michelle Maliniak
  91. 15-01-25: A Living Tradition
  92. 15-01-18: UU Testimonial - Steve Kraynak & Bob Gorden
  93. 15-01-11: Formed not Transformed by UU (Testimonial)
  94. 15-01-04: Mental Fitness for the New Year! The Tales and Tools of Two Therapists
  95. 14-12-28: My Politically Incorrect Ideas About Christmas
  96. 14-12-21: Mystery of the Big Question (A UU Testimonial)
  97. 14-11-30: Food for Thought
  98. 14-11-23: All You Need Is Love.... seriously?
  99. 14-11-16: Roots, Branches, and Wings
  100. 14-11-09: Lessons from the Town 10 Miles from Sin: Oberlin, Ohio
  101. 14-11-02: Not Just Some but All Souls
  102. 14-10-05: The Wind and the Stillness: Breath as a Tool for connecting Body, Mind, Heart, and Spirit
  103. 14-09-21: Giving Life the Shape of Justice
  104. 14-08-31: The Importance of the Unitarian Universalist Faith
  105. 14-08-24: It's a Man's World: The Spiritual Influence of Patriarchy on the Border
  106. 14-08-03: Annual Poetry Service
  107. 14-07-27: Everybody Eats, or the Spiritual Side of Eating
  108. 14-07-20: What's God Got To Do With It?
  109. 14-07-13: Do We See Through Each Other, Or Do We See Each Other Through?
  110. 14-07-06: Sanctuary: Radical Hospitality
  111. 14-06-29: A Universal Message - world view in Judaism and Modern Israel
  112. 14-06-22: We Are The Ones We've Been Waiting For...
  113. 14-06-15: I Believe in Miracles (just not the Biblical or Hallmark ones)
  114. 14-05-25: What Happened to Easter?
  115. 14-05-11: Mothers, Mothers' Day, and Peace
  116. 14-04-27: No More Deaths 10th Anniversary
  117. 14-04-20: Why Easter?
  118. 14-03-30: The Joy of Music
  119. 14-03-23: Wellspring
  120. 14-03-02: The Fingerprint of Grief
  121. 14-02-16: One in Community
  122. 14-02-09: A Valentine for Liberal Religion
  123. 14-02-02: Discrimination in the New Generation
  124. 14-01-12: Mind, Body, and Spirit
  125. 14-01-05: Friendship in the Digital Age
  126. 13-12-29: Volunteering as a Spiritual Practice
  127. 13-12-22: Teach Us All You Can of Saying "YES!"
  128. 13-12-08: God and Beyond: Spirituality for Today and Beyond
  129. 13-12-01: Opening Into Grace
  130. 13-11-10: Mohammed: Community Builder and Prophet
  131. 13-11-03: You Don’t Fear People Whose Story You Know
  132. 13-10-20: Four Reflections on Trust
  133. 13-10-13: Service, Sacrifice, and Honor
  134. 13-10-06: The Courage to Trust
  135. 13-09-29: Unitarian Universalism is Dead, Long Live Unitarian Universalism
  136. 13-09-15: A Religon for One World
  137. 13-09-08: The One That Comes From Many
  138. 13-09-01: Practice Our Preach
  139. 13-08-25: The Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism: Guideposts For Living
  140. 13-08-18: Five Smooth Stones of Liberal Religion
  141. 13-08-11: Seeing the Full Spectrum
  142. 13-08-04: Poetry Service
  143. 13-07-28: Private Prisons, Public Problems
  144. 13-07-21: What to Say About the Immigration Reform Legislation
  145. 13-07-14: My Trip to Israel
  146. 13-07-07: Can We Achieve Freedom From Fear, Anger, & Hopelessness?
  147. 13-06-30: From Promise to Commitment
  148. 13-06-23: Your Children or Your Money
  149. 13-06-16: Called
  150. 13-06-09: Beloved Community - Growing Beyond Congregations
  151. 13-06-02: Associating with the Sacred
  152. 13-05-26: Warriors in Training
  153. 13-05-19: Transforming our Lives, Transforming our Faith
  154. 13-05-12: This I Believe
  155. 13-04-28: The Doctrine of Discovery
  156. 13-04-21: Earth and Forgiveness Day
  157. 13-04-14; Truth and Reconciliation
  158. 13-04-07: Pre-forgiven
  159. 13-03-31: Easter Sunday
  160. 13-03-24: Who Are You?
  161. 13-03-17: Reflections on an Old UU Joke
  162. 13-03-10: The Beauty of Brokenness
  163. 13-03-03: The Paradox of Powerlessness
  164. 13-02-17: Evolution as Our Sacred Story
  165. 13-02-10: Standing on the Side of Love!
  166. 13-02-03: Love as a Spiritual Practice
  167. 13-01-27: Beyond Duality to Sanity
  168. 13-01-13: Adopting Goodness, not Evil!
  169. 13-01-06: Fallow Times
  170. 12-30-12: Make Time your Friend!
  171. 12-23-12: A God That Looks Like Me
  172. 12-9-12: Where is God Hiding?!?
  173. 12-2-12: Finding Quiet in a Noisy World
  174. 11-25-12: Transcending Individuality
  175. 11-18-12: How We Love: On Growing a Soul
  176. 11-11-12: Aspirations
  177. 11-4-12: Our Daily Bread
  178. 10-28-12: All About UUCT's Covenant Circles
  179. 10-21-12: The Challenge of Covenants
  180. 10-14-12: Promises
  181. 9-30-12: Beyond Borders - Where Justice and Compassion Cross our Borders
  182. 9-23-12: Is There Meaning in Pain and Suffering?
  183. 9-9-12: Freedom From Fear
  184. 9-16-12: Turning Toward Freedom
  185. 8-26-12: Accepting Gifts, Receiving Grace
  186. 8-12-12: Poetry Sunday
  187. 8-05-12: Immigrants and Tucson's Federal Court
  188. The Interdependent Community: Pathways Out of Poverty
  189. 7-15-12: Reflections on an Old UU Joke
  190. 7-22-12: Intercultural Relations Across Europe
  191. 7-29-12: The Gentle Way: Similarities between Martial Arts and Religion
  192. Bringing It Home
  193. Nothing Less Than Saving the World
  194. Spirituality and Health
  195. Born and Re-born Again
  196. Kindness Can Heal Us
  197. What Do We Really Mean by "Democracy"?
  198. Mercy and Other Non-rational Acts of Kindness
  199. Family Values and Immigration Policy
  200. A Question of Worth and Dignity
  201. Standing on the Side of Fear: How can we stop bullying before it is too late?
  202. Coming Back to Life
  203. Five Steps to Building Beloved Community
  204. Shared Ministry
  205. Bringing Justice to Phoenix
  206. Out of the Garden: Original Sin or Original Blessing?
  207. Come Dream a Dream With Me
  208. Aria in Vermillion
  209. Cowboys, Conmen and Conservatives
  210. Personality and Spirituality
  211. Human Nature
  212. Reality Television and Interfaith Dialogue
  213. The Courage to Love
  214. Where the Paths of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Unitarian Universalism Crossed
  215. I Shall Not Live in Vain
  216. Ordinary Time
  217. An Old Agnostic's Sentimental Xmas: Virginia, Santa, Rudolph, Ralphie, Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Baby Jesus
  218. The Spiritual Benefits of R.I.C.E.
  219. Waiting
  220. What We Are Thankful For
  221. After the Apocalypse: Gratitude
  222. Occupy!
  223. The Worst Mistake the Church (Any Church) Can Make Right Now
  224. Day of the Dead
  225. DOGs and Other Super-Natural Beings
  226. Faith in Pink
  227. Living in a Multi-Religious World
  228. Morality and Human Nature
  229. Entertaining Angels Unaware
  230. Restoring Ruins
  231. DA/GA 2011 and 2012
  232. Coming Home
  233. The Ethical Side of Climate Change: Compassion
  234. Looking in the Mirror: Who are We?
  235. U.S Immigration and Border Policy: A Call for Compassion and Justice
  236. Not Just for Black History Month
  237. Genderqueer and Here
  238. Happy Birthday U.S.A.!
  239. Today's Ancient Wisdom
  240. Keepers of Light
  241. If Not Now, When? (A Look at the Election)
  242. The Flying Trapeze and the Fine Art of Freedom
  243. Trusting Life in the Presence of Death
  244. UUism in the French Speaking World
  245. Our Legacy: Honoring the Past, Looking Forward to the Future
  246. Letters From a Phoenix Jail
  247. What’s Your Worldview?
  248. Blindspots, Rearview Mirrors, and Headlights
  249. A Noisy Silence - Poetry Service
  250. 5 Vital Signs of Spiritual Health
  251. Family Resemblances and 'Language-Games'
  252. Chaos and Creativity
  253. Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Just as Well...Or Better?
  254. Reflections after Fifty Years in Ministry
  255. Don't Wait
  256. The Meaning of Welcome
  257. Independence and Interdependence: Thoughts on both Topics
  258. The Value of Vulnerability
  259. This Land Is My Land -- ?
  260. Spill Baby, Spill
  261. Vessels and Voyages
  262. Grace Across the Ages
  263. Happy 200th Birthday, Margaret Fuller
  264. Coming of Age in an Age of Uncertainty
  265. Be the Change: Three Crucial Changes for Times Such as These
  266. Earth in the Balance
  267. Beyond Local Thinking
  268. The Actual U
  269. Easter: A Time to Forgive
  270. Something About Addictions
  271. Taking a Risk for Justice
  272. Universalism: Past, Present and Future
  273. The Things We Do For Love
  274. Standing on the Side of Love
  275. What I Love About Unitarian Universalism
  276. Violence and Anarchy on the Border
  277. Confronting Evil
  278. I Have a Dream
  279. The State of the Church
  280. Looking Back, Looking Forward
  281. Struggles and Progress in Swaziland
  282. Night of Wonder, Night of Silence
  283. Enumerating God: None, One, or Many
  284. Three Miraculous Births
  285. The Gospel According to St. Lute
  286. The Lost Art of Thinking
  287. Stories of Hope: Guest at Your Table
  288. Question Authority
  289. Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)
  290. A Conscience is a Terrible Thing to Waste
  291. An Agreement With Life
  292. The Community Food Bank
  293. Universalist Heritage
  294. Class Matters
  295. Wise Restraints That Set Us Free
  296. Free Pulpit, Free Pew
  297. To Whom It May Concern: A Sermon on Prayer
  298. One Family
  299. Poetry Sunday
  300. Who Knows What Will Come To You?
  301. Will the Minister Be Speaking in the Service Today?
  302. Life or Litter? The Value of People and Hope
  303. Parts of the Bible You Do Not Know
  304. Chaplain Stories
  305. Eating as a Spiritual Practice
  306. Gifts of Our Fathers
  307. Faith of Our Fathers
  308. To See Beauty, Even When It’s Not Pretty
  309. A Nomination for the Greatest Unitarian Ever
  310. We Remember
  311. Milestone Moments: A Service of Rituals
  312. Many Hands Make Light Work
  313. Ritual
  314. Earth Day
  315. Music of My Heart
  316. Friendship as Spiritual Practice
  317. Light, Life, Freedom, and Love
  318. Civil Initiative
  319. First Things First
  320. Three Keys for Abundant Living That Will Work Even Now
  321. Divine Creation
  322. Jazz and the Art of Making Justice
  323. Here I Am. Send Me.
  324. And a Child Shall Lead
  325. Getting Unstuck (While the Getting's Good)
  326. Willing to Forgive
  327. Weaving the Web of Trust
  328. New Beginnings
  329. Light One Candle
  330. Find a Stillness
  331. Where Justice and Compassion Cross All Borders
  332. Stone Soup for Thanksgiving?
  333. Loss: An Inevitable Journey
  334. Finding Hope in Troubled Times
  335. Out Many, One
  336. Growing in Spirit
  337. Seasons of Life, Seasons of Loss
  338. And the word is no
  339. Welcoming the Stranger
  340. Ministry in the New Millennium
  341. Diversity and the Interdependent Web of Existence
  342. Engaging Our Theological Diversity
  343. What Americans Believe
  344. Reflections from Nicaragua
  345. Deep Like the Rivers
  346. Seeking the Purpose of Life
  347. Bless this Home
  348. Language of Reverence
  349. Sharing The WUUrd: Poetry Service
  350. A New Look at the Universe
  351. Tell me your image of God and I will tell you your theology
  352. We hold these truths ...
  353. Integrity or Success?
  354. By Their Roots You Shall Know Them
  355. Peace Means the Beginning of a New World
  356. Desert Spirituality
  357. UUs Who Made a Difference
  358. Singing Our Peace: A Musical Contemplation
  359. Faith Without Certainty
  360. Our Unitarian Universalists Brothers in Africa
  361. Univeralists and Unitarians on Easter
  362. Always a Mother
  363. Just War or just War

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