Sermons

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A Life Worth Dying For  – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
October 15, 2017

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Reflection on Indigenous Peoples Day  – Powtawche Valerino, church member & member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
October 8, 2017

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Beyond Columbus Day  – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
October 8, 2017

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How Do I Forgive?  – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
October 1, 2017

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Whispers Of Permanence  – Rev. Dr. Jonipher Kupono Kwong, Guest Minister
September 24, 2017

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Grow in Harmony  – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
September 17, 2017

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All the Water in the World Homily  – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
September 10, 2017

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Singly None  – Rev. Rebecca Benefiel Bijur, Guest Minister
September 3, 2017

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Tenderness  – Rev. Christina Shu, Affiliated Community Minister
August 13, 2017

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Find A Stillness  – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
August 6, 2017

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Staying Curious in Conflict – Megan Dowdell
July 30, 2017

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Cowboys and Choirs – Steve Stapenhorst
July 23, 2017

Headspace – a service about mental health
July 16, 2017
Ann Grant -Cassie’s Story  AUDIO
Ellen Rosenblatt -Braintenance  AUDIO
Jenny Zappala -Thank You  AUDIO
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To Live Deliberately: Thoreau at 200 – Rev. Lissa Gundlach, Senior Minister
July 9, 2017

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Zen Buddhism, Unitarian Universalism, and Finding a Life That Matters – Rev. James Ishmael Ford, Guest Minister
June 25, 2017

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Was It Only a Dream? – Rev. Gordon Bailey, Guest Minister
June 18, 2017

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Love Wins Again and Again – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
June 11, 2017

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Flower Communion Homily – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
May 21, 2017

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Good Enough Unitarian Universalism – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
May 14, 2017

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Holding the Center – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
April 30, 2017 Delivered at First Unitarian Church of Portland

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Jesus, My Social Justice Hero – AJ Blackwood, M.Div.
April 30, 2017

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Love Lives On – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
April 16, 2017

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The Narrow Places – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
April 9, 2017

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We Belong Together – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
March 26, 2017

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Presence of the Heart – Rev. Christina Shu, Affiliated Community Minister
March 19, 2017

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Life’s Longing for Itself – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
March 12, 2017

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Nevertheless, She Persisted: Breaking Silence, Speaking Truth – NUUC Members and special guest, MILCK
March 5, 2017

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A Hope Worth Having – Rev. Dr. Bill Sinkford, Guest Minister
February 26, 2017

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The Good News – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
February 19, 2017

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All You Need is Love Money? – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
February 12, 2017

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Rise and SHINE – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
February 5, 2017

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Lifting Up Our Lives – Neighborhood Board Led Service – Three Homilies: Lauren Worley, Nancy Steele, Esther Martin
January 29, 2017

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We Who Believe in Freedom – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
January 22, 2017

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A Knock at Midnight – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
January 15, 2017

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Power of the Pause – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
January 8, 2017

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Clear Blue Day – AJ Blackwood, Ministerial Intern
January 1, 2017

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A Festival of Light – AJ Blackwood, Ministerial Intern
December 25, 2016

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Christmas Eve Homily – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
December 24, 2016

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Welcome Love, Welcome Light: A Family Christmas Service – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
December 18, 2016

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A Hopeful People: Contemplative Advent Worship – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister and Rev. Christina Shu, Affiliated Community Minister
December 11, 2016

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Faith In Nights – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
December 4, 2016

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Peace Pilgrim: A Heroine for All Ages – Rev. Ann C. Fox, Guest Minister
November 27, 2016

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What Are You Fighting For? – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
November 20, 2016

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A Life of Art – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
November 13, 2016

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All Will Be Well – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
November 6, 2016

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The Walking Dead – AJ Blackwood, Ministerial Intern
October 30, 2016

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One at a Time – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
October 16, 2016

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Practicing Forgiveness – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
October 9, 2016

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Birthday of the World – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
October 2, 2016

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Who Is My Neighbor? – Rev. Christina Shu, Affiliated Community Minister
September 25, 2016

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Reclaiming the Religious Left – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
September 18, 2016

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Water Communion Ingathering – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
September 11, 2016

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The Fear of God – Tim Hillman, Church Member and Guest Preacher and Matt Berry, Guest Preacher
September 4, 2016

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Do You Want the Good News . . . or the Bad News? – Chris Arnold, Church Member and Guest Preacher
August 28, 2016

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Fun and Laughter as a Spiritual Practice – Clyde Derrick and Grady Goddard, Church Members and Guest Preachers
August 21, 2016

AUDIO Reflection – Lexi Schwede | AUDIO Reflection – Linda Doran | TEXT
What’s In A Name? – Lexi Schwede and Linda Doran, Church Members and Guest Preachers
August 14, 2016

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Revolution or Revelation – Zel McCarthy, Church Member and Guest Preacher
August 7, 2016

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Learning from Aging in this Time and Place – Jack Wills, Church Member and Guest Preacher
July 24, 2016

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Black Lives, What Matters? – Jim Waterhouse, Church Member and Guest Preacher
July 17, 2016

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How We Learn What We Learn – Xochitl Gilkeson, Church Member and Guest Preacher
July 10, 2016

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Truth and Faith – Christine Celata, Church Member and Guest Preacher
July 3, 2016

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Bucky, Werner, Ayn . . . and Mom – Steve Stapenhorst, Church Member and Guest Preacher
June 26, 2016

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What’s the Deal with Father’s Day? – George Waters, Church Member and Guest Preacher
June 19, 2016

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No Single Issue Lives – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
June 12, 2016

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Beauty as Well as Bread – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
June 5, 2016

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Things I Think I Have Learned – Rev. Dr. Ken Brown, Retiring District Executive, Pacific Southwest District, Guest Preacher
May 29, 2016

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Character Driven – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
May 22, 2016

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Spiritual But Not Religious? – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
May 15, 2016

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Honoring Our Ancestors – Rev. Christina Shu, Affiliated Community Minister
May 8, 2016

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Trust Your Gut – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
May 1, 2016

AUDIO In the Beginning – Peter Eisenhardt | AUDIO Living Our Seventh Principle – Susette Horspool | AUDIO Acting Our Seventh Principle – Jim Waterhouse | AUDIO Homily – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach | TEXT Homily – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach
Our Blue Boat Home: Earth Sunday – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister and members of the Neighborhood Church Green Council
April 24, 2016

AUDIO Homily – Spencer Towne | AUDIO Homily – Allie Izzard | AUDIO Homily – Katie Stapenhorst | AUDIO Homily – Francie Johnson | AUDIO Homily – Marie Haefliger (Read by Allie Izzard)
We’re All In This Together! – Senior High Youth
April 17, 2016

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Keeping Faith – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
April 10, 2016

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Look to Your Dharma! – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
April 3, 2016

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It Springs Forth – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
March 27, 2016

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Finding Balance – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
March 20, 2016

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Habits of the Heart – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
March 13, 2016

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A Community of Commitment – Rev. Dana Worsnop, Guest Preacher
March 6, 2016

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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors – Revs. Janne and Rob Eller-Isaacs, Guest Preachers
February 28, 2016

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The Generosity Path – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
February 21, 2016

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So Be It! See To It! – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
February 14, 2016

AUDIO Group Vision Statement – Owen Zingus | AUDIO Vision Statement – Spencer Towne | AUDIO Vision Statement – Katie Stapenhorst | AUDIO Vision Statement – Maya Bellew-Hopper
Senior High Vision Service
February 7, 2016

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The Wild Truth – Rev. Hannah Petrie, Associate Minister
January 31, 2016

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We Could Be Heroes – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
January 24, 2016

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A Legacy of Nonviolence: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister and Rev. Hannah Petrie, Associate Minister
January 17, 2016

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Become Your Habits – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
January 10, 2016

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Towards the Courageous Liberation Theology We Need in the New Year – Chris Crass, Guest Preacher
January 3, 2016

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Stunned to Stillness – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
December 20, 2015

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The Risk of Birth – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
December 13, 2015

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Altars of Light – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
December 6, 2015

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Add Interim – Gregory Carrow-Boyd, Interim Director of Religious Education
November 29, 2015

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Give Thanks – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
November 22, 2015

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An Amplified Existence – Rev. Hannah Petrie, Associate Minister
November 15, 2015

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In the Shelter of Each Other – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
November 8, 2015

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Ancestor’s Breath – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
November 1, 2015

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Bless the World – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
October 25, 2015

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Giving and Receiving – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
October 18, 2015

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Making the Age of Mercy – Rev. Hannah Petrie, Associate Minister
October 11, 2015

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New to Neighborhood – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
October 4, 2015

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Fuente de Amor – Rev. Christina Shu, Affiliate Community Minister
September 27, 2015

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Return Again – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
September 20, 2015

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Water Communion Ingathering – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister, and Rev. Hannah Petrie, Associate Minister
September 13, 2015

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Class Act – Rev. Hannah Petrie, Associate Minister
September 6, 2015

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This I Promise – Gregory C. Carrow-Boyd, Interim Director of Religious Education
August 23, 2015

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How Inherent is Worth? – Christine Celata, Church Member, Guest Speaker
August 16, 2015

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The Sin of Selfishness – Robert Niles, Church Member, Guest Speaker
August 9, 2015

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Bravest Fire – Rev. Lissa Anne Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
August 2, 2015
Note: The audio of Rev. Lissa’s sermon was inadvertently cut off in the middle of the last sentence. For the complete sentence, please refer to the text. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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A Second Coming Out – Clyde Derrick, Church Member, Guest Speaker
July 26, 2015

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Everyone Will Love Something – Rev. Lee Marie Sanchez, Guest Minister
July 19, 2015

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What the Hell Am I Doing Here? (And Other Quandaries) – Zel McCarthy, Church Member, Guest Speaker
July 12, 2015

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Letters Home From Camp – Rev. Jason Cook, Guest Minister
July 5, 2015

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Compassion: From Empathy to Transformation – Matt Vasko, Church Member, Guest Speaker
June 28, 2015

AUDIO | TEXT – Charge to Bridgers – Rev. Sara LaWall
AUDIO – Fatherhood Reflections – Rev. Hannah Petrie and Tres Izzard, David Shechtman and Jim Collins
Dads and Grads – Rev. Hannah Petrie, Associate Minister; Rev. Sara LaWall, DRE
June 21, 2015

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Oh! The Places You’ll Go – Rev. Lissa Anne Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
June 14, 2015

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So Much Is In Bud – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
June 7, 2015

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Give Them Their Meaning – Rev. Hannah Petrie, Acting Senior Minister
May 24, 2015

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The Art of Getting Lost – Rev. Sara LaWall, Director of Religious Education
May 17, 2015

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To Bring Forth What Is Within – Rev. Hannah Petrie, Acting Senior Minister
May 10, 2015

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Ending the Endless War – Salam Al-Marayati, President, Muslim Public Affairs Council
May 3, 2015

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Restringing the Beads – Michael Eselun, UU Chaplain, Guest Preacher
April 26, 2015

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Five Reasons No to Be a Unitarian Universalist – Rev. Daniel Kanter, Guest Minister
April 19, 2015

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The Stories We Can Tell – Rev. Hannah Petrie, Acting Senior Minister
April 12, 2015

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Resurrection Celebration! – Rev. Hannah Petrie, Acting Senior Minister, and Rev. Sara LaWall, Director of Religious Education
April 5, 2015

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The Parable of the Quaking Aspens – Rev. Christina Shu, Affiliated Community Minister
March 29, 2015

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An Alliance of Hope – Senior High Youth
March 22, 2015

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Growing Our Future – Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach, Senior Minister
March 15, 2015

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The Good Green News of the Disruptive UUs – Rev. Hannah Petrie, Acting Senior Minister
March 8, 2015

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Spiritual Growth at Bargain Prices – Rev. Dr. Arvid Straube, Guest Minister
March 1, 2015

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Everybody’s Got Something – Rev. Hannah Petrie, Acting Senior Minister
February 22, 2015

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The Middle Passage – Rev. Hannah Petrie, Acting Senior Minister
February 15, 2015

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An Irresistible Sense of Mission – Rev. Kathleen McTigue, Guest Minister, Director, UU College of Social Justice
February 8, 2015

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Sailing Home – Rev. Hannah Petrie, Acting Senior Minister
February 1, 2015

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Everything I Know in Less Than 2,400 Words – Rev. Dr. Jim Nelson, Senior Minister
January 25, 2015

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Birth of a King – Rev. Hannah Petrie, Associate Minister
January 18, 2015

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The Barbarian Way – Rev. Hannah Petrie, Associate Minister
December 14, 2014

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Love in the Time of Ebola – Ed Kimble, Guest Speaker
November 30, 2014

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Traveling Together – Rev. Lissa Gundlach, Candidate for Senior Minister
November 16, 2014

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Fulfilling the Call – Rev. Lissa Gundlach, Candidate for Senior Minister
November 9, 2014

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Open Arms, Open Hearts – Sara LaWall, Director of Religious Education
November 2, 2014

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Conversion? Yes! – Rev. Christina Shu, Affiliated Community Minister
October 19, 2014

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Lit From Within – Rev. Hannah Petrie, Associate Minister
October 5, 2014

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Celebrating the Search for Truth and Meaning – Matt Vasko, Guest Speaker
August 31, 2014

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The Work That Even God Cannot Do – Robert Niles, Guest Speaker
August 24, 2014

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Of Magic Doors . . . – Todd Nelson, Guest Speaker
August 17, 2014

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My President, My Minister – Judith Lovely, Guest Speaker
August 10, 2014

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In Praise of Settling – Denise Beauchamp, Guest Speaker
August 3, 2014

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Extreme Exertion, Mild Dehydration and Hypoxia . . . or Touching Tao? – Nancy Nielsen-Brown, Guest Speaker
July 27, 2014

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Within You and Without You – C Reed, Guest Speaker
July 20, 2014

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One for the Money, Two for the Shrew – A Personal Perspective on Shakespeare and Chauvinism – Lawrence Sparks, Guest Speaker
July 13, 2014

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Where Is Now, and How Can I Get There? – Chris Arnold, Guest Speaker
July 6, 2014

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We Are Built For We – Leslie Lowes, Guest Speaker
June 29, 2014

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Buying An Island – Steve Stapenhorst, Guest Speaker
June 22, 2014

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Beyond Categorical Thinking: The Van Gogh Cafe – Rev. Keith Kron, Director, Transitions Office, UUA
June 15, 2014

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Future Stories – Peter Farriday, Intern Minister
May 18, 2014

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Not Her Problem – Rev. Hannah Petrie, Associate Minister
April 6, 2014