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

6.26.16, God and Guns, Rev. Katie Day

People of different faith traditions have vastly different practices and beliefs about guns.  How does one religious group come to arm themselves and another to disarm? How does your faith help you to understand this most critical social issue?


Katie Day is a long time resident of Mt. Airy and a faculty member at the Lutheran Theological Seminary.  As well as being ordained in the Presbyterian Church, she is also an urban sociologist.  Her last book represented seven years of research into all the communities of faith along Germantown Ave–Faith on the Avenue (Oxford University Press, 2014)

6.19.16, Call to Fathers: Reduce Gun Violence, Rev. Kent Matthies

In the wake of the Orlando mass murders and all the violence in the U.S.A., we feel that we must make this the topic of worship this Sunday. Let’s focus on Gun Violence reduction as a job for fathers and all.

6.12.16, Child Spiritual Development (CSD) Carnival

It’s the CSD Carnival to Celebrate a Great Year in Sunday School! Join us in the Grove Sunday, June 12, following the Worship Service.

And most of all, the chance to celebrate all our super kids and super teachers, our super CSD chair, Jessica, and our super-duper DSD, Rev. Daniel.
There will be a bounce house, a dunk tank and more!

7.10.16, The Cleopatra Connection, Andrea Durham

The Cleopatra Connection is a self empowerment tool that uses the life of the Pharaoh Cleopatra as a guide to overcoming challenges and creating personal success. Her imagination and resilience are key reasons we remember her today. This is an opportunity to be inspired and encouraged by the life of this incredible person.

Andrea Durham is an attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She has worked as an Attoney-Advisor for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development since 1994.  Ms. Durham graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Administration in 1987 and earned her Juris Doctorate from Temple University School of Law in 1990.  She is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania.  Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Ms. Durham loves travel, diverse cultures and community organization. Active with several community endeavors, she is a member of the USG and serves as the chief organizer of the annual Diwali celebration.