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

2.23.14, Changed My Name, USG Choir, Soloists & Mark Daugherty

In honor of Black History month, the choir will present “Changed My Name,” a powerful musical dealing with the Black experience of slavery in the US. The stories of Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth are told through songs and narration. If you haven’t heard this musical before, you owe it to yourself to experience it. If you have heard it before, you’ll want to hear it again – yes, it’s that good!

2.9.14, Space for the Soul, Consulting Minister Joan Javier-Duval

The richness of life comes from both our connection to others and our connection to our own selves. Our relationships can bring us great joy and yet these connections can also pull us away from the solitude that puts us in relationship with our inner companion. How do we balance these two important spiritual needs and make space for our souls?

2.2.14, The Pain and the Glory, Rev. Kent Matthies

The spiritual theme of the month of February is Solitude.  The great theologian Paul Tillich wrote, “Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word “loneliness” to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word “solitude” to express the glory of being alone.” In our spiritual community we have a beautiful opportunity to share and learn with each other about the pain, the glory and everything in between.