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

7.26.15, Change is Beautiful, Rev. Daniel Gregoire

Beautiful things are constantly changing, growing and adapting. What might we learn from the beauty of the natural world and the beauty of spiritual practice? Let’s come together to open ourselves to the energy of beauty.

7.19.15, Accepting Change, Maria McCabe

Human beings are hard-wired to resist change, especially rapid change that occurs beyond our control. Should our faith help us stay comfortable in the knowledge that some things never change? Or should it encourage us to change the things we can? We will explore how the principles of Unitarian Universalism and the vision of Beloved Community can guide us in this process.

María E McCabe is delighted to serve the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration as intern minister. She graduated from Lancaster Theological Seminary in May 2014.

María fell in love with Unitarian Universalism almost ten years ago, after a lifetime of spiritual seeking. She has been a television journalist, Leadership Communication consultant, homeschooling mom and lifelong social activist.

She brings to ministry a deep passion for the work of social justice, especially in the areas of economic and racial justice. A native speaker of Spanish, María grew up in a bilingual, bi-cultural and biracial home. Her personal history fuels her vision of inclusive and just community.

She lives with her husband Mike, her daughters Morgan and Alix, and her elderly cat Nemo in Kennett Square, PA.

7.12.15, Perspective Therapy, Lori L. Tharps

Change is often difficult and met with fear and anger. It’s only natural to want to take refuge in the comfort of the familiar, but with just a tiny shift in perspective, change can be embraced and appreciated.

Lori L. Tharps is an assistant professor of  journalism at Temple University, an author and mother of three. A resident of Mt. Airy, she is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She can say ‘I love you’ in seven languages.

7.5.15, Thank You, Caitlyn Jenner, Rev. Kent Matthies

We are blessed to live in a nation with many freedoms.  In front of the entire world, Caitlyn Jenner has bravely transitioned from male to female.  On this weekend where patriotic and religious ideals can support a