USGPodcasts

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

12.29.13, Who am I, Where am I going? Daniel Gregoire

We are at a crossroads; on the cusp of a new year, which provides the perfect opportunity to ask a fundamental question. How we answer that question is a matter of life or death. Today we will see how our intention (that answer), or lack of intention showed up in 2013 and discern how we might add purpose to our vision in 2014. Let’s start as we wish to continue, join us as we celebrate setting our intention for the journey ahead.

12.22.13,Kwanzaa, Queen Nur, Rev. Kent Matthies, and Abayomi Awodesu

We will have a joyous time lighting candles, telling stories, and moving to the beats of African drumming.  Queen Nur and Abayomi Awodesu, two superb storytellers will bring us on journeys not to be missed!  We will celebrate the principles of Kwanzaa: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.

12.15.13 Reclaiming Your Birthright, Rev. Kent Matthies

One essential role for the religious community is to help us develop in our potential for compassion, service and empowerment.  Innocence is the spiritual theme of the month.  Perhaps, we can reclaim some of our childlike innocence and thus potential for doing good.  But, HOW???

12.8.13 Messiah! Mark Daugherty and the USG Choir & Soloists

It’s time again for the annual Holiday music service. This year the choir will present the Christmas portion of George Frederik Handel’s masterpiece Messiah. Probably no other piece of classical music packs ’em in the way this piece does. Filled with virtuoso writing for the soloists and the choir, Messiah is a timeless holiday classic – and it’s been a long time since we’ve done it. Come and jump-start you holidays.

For it’s annual holiday music service, the USG Choir presents the Christmas portion of George Frederik Handel’s masterpiece Messiah.  Filled with virtuoso writing for the soloists and the choir, Messiah is a timeless holiday classic.

12.1.13 Original Sin? – Rev. Kent Matthies

Innocence is the spiritual theme of the month. Yet we are coming off the Thanksgiving holiday, which has historic connections to Europeans driving and killing Native Americans off the land. Human babies seem to begin with something like a clean slate and pure goodness. However, most human communities have combinations of helping and hurting. There has never been a place where people didn’t do some bad to one another. What does it say about our nature and potential to nurture?