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SERMONS

 

Our church is happy to provide you the opportunity to either read or hear sermons from past services.

 

2014 Sermons

Date

Sermon

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Time of Our Lives

The Rev. Carmen Emerson

Sunday, January 12, 2014

On Being Happy

The Rev. Carmen Emerson

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Gifts

The Rev. Carmen Emerson

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Worship Committee Sunday 

Guest Speaker: John Christie-Searles

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Small & Mighty#1: Legacy

As the 30 Days of Standing on the Side of Love continues, we'll consider the stewardship of our social justice legacy.

The Rev. Carmen Emerson

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Small & Mighty #2: History of Standing on the Side of Love

History of Standing on the Side of Love. As we near the conclusion of the annual 30 Days of Love campaign, we'll reflect on the history of this movement within our religious traditon.

The Rev. Carmen Emerson

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Small & Mighty #3: Action!

The end of the 30 Days of Love campaign coincides with our final Conversation of Discernment: Action!

The Rev. Carmen Emerson

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Worship Committee Sunday - "Age-ing to Sage-ing"

An introduction of our Pastoral Care Team and how we care for one another.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

A Reflection on the Tensions and Blessings of Our Theological Diversity

The Rev. Carmen Emerson

Sunday, March 9, 2014

A Reflection on Our Sacred Texts

The Rev. Carmen Emerson

Sunday, March 16, 2014

A Reflection on Prayer

The Rev. Carmen Emerson

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Purpose of Beauty

Guest Speaker: The Rev. Jim Magaw was ordained in November 2013, lives in Carrboro, N.C., and works in donor relations for the University of NC at Chapel Hill. The Navajo blessing "May you walk in beauty" implies that beauty has an important role to play in our lives. This sermon will explore how we might recognize, embrace and engage beauty as a transformative spiritual practice.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Ribbons Not Walls

Guest Speaker: The Rev. Roger Brewin

Roger was our part-time interim minister from the Fall 1991 to August 1992.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Joy Embodied

What does it mean to live embodied?

The Rev. Carmen Emerson

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Incarnation

What are the responsibilities of incarnation?

The Rev. Carmen Emerson

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Passover Seder

Joyce Milberg and Rachel Meerson

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter/New Member Sunday "On Sacred Ground"

The Rev. Carmen Emerson

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sneetches!
The children and youth from our Lifespan Religious Education program will present a worship service centered on the Sneetches story by Dr. Seuss. They've been planning and practicing diligently for months--please support their earnest efforts and intentions to share a meaningful worship service with us!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Legacy of Leadership & Our Shared Ministries (led by Rev. Carmen Emerson and Cathy England, Mission & Outreach Chair and OMD Commissioned Lay Leader applicant).

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Legacy of Lifespan Religious Education and Faith Formation (led by Rev. Carmen Emerson and Rachel Meerson, Director of Religious Education) - Note, this worship service will include a Child Dedication Ceremony!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Legacy of Our Sacred Grounds and Memorial Garden - Note, this worship service will include a new twist on the traditional Flower Community: instead of (or in addition to) cut flowers, please bring plants for our Memorial Garden and other garden spaces, and please wear your grubbies and be willing to help our Buildings & Ground team with some clean up and planting on our sacred grounds.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Legacy of Our Sacred Spaces - Parish House and Sanctuary (led by our Board President, Deb Lehman).

Sunday, June 1, 2014

"Who are we at our best, when the UU Church of Meadville is most alive, engaged and committed?"
Rev. Carmen Emerson

Sunday, June 8, 2014

"What is our positive core, our life-giving center from which our best thinking and contributions emerge?"
Rev. Carmen Emerson

Sunday, June 15, 2014

"What are our most courageous dreams for the future of this faith community?"
Rev. Carmen Emerson

Sunday, June 22, 2014

"What are our greatest possibilities for making a spiritual difference in our world?"
Rev. Carmen Emerson

Sunday, June 29, 2014

"This I Believe"
The Worship Committee

Sunday, August 24, 2014 "This I Believe"
The Rev. Carmen Emerson
Sunday, August 31, 2014 "This I Believe"
Guest Speaker: Rachel Meerson, Director of Religious Education
Sunday, September 7, 2014 "On Being Obedient to Love"
The Rev. Carmen Emerson
Sunday, September 14, 2014 "Love"
The Rev. Carmen Emerson
Sunday, September 21, 2014 "Love"
The Rev. Carmen Emerson
Sunday, September 28, 2014 TBA
   

 

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