The sermons of the Unitarian Society of Germantown in Philadelphia, PA

Day of the Dead, Rev. Kent Matthies and Mariachi Los Halcones

For our annual Day of the Dead service we will celebrate our sense of connections to deceased loved ones. How have those who have gone before taught you how to live?  How do their memories or spirits stay connected to you and direct you? Do you feel a sense of dedication or belonging to them? Please bring photos of deceased loved ones to share on our altar during worship.

Together We Can, Joan Javier-Duval, Intern Minister

We are part of an interconnected world. On this International Justice Sunday, we consider our role as Unitarian Universalists in the global movement for social change. We celebrate the work of the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) and consider together how we can participate in the world’s work of global justice-making. Joan will be at USG for a year as our intern minister. She grew up in Chicago, IL and received her BA from Swarthmore College and her Masters of Divinity from the Yale Divinity School. Joan has a strong background in progressive, interfaith organizing. Read more about Joan on our Staff page.

Picking the Right One, Rev Kent Matthies and USG Choir

Numerous studies show that a growing number of Americans want nothing to do with formal religion. At the same time a growing number of people want spiritual values, growth and community in their lives. Unitarian Universalist congregations can be a great choice if you are looking for a place to belong, learn about the meaning of life, love and death. If you pick the right one you can be a part of a collaborative effort and make a significant, positive impact on the world.

Soup, Bread, and Building Beloved Community, Leni Windle

Nothing builds community like eating together, but sometimes sharing our food is a scary proposition. Leni will use a few familiar stories to talk about how we take can the risk of being in beloved community. Leni Windle came to USG in the fall of 2004, almost exactly 8 years ago, and knew she had come home. Since that time, Leni has been involved in Stewardship, Religious Education, Small Group Ministry, and is now a member of the Board of Trustees. In her other life, Leni is a high school guidance counselor, wife, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother, not necessarily in order of importance.