We all long to receive and give love. Yet, living in loving relationship can be messy and heart-breaking. Can grappling with and accepting love’s imperfections lead us to the love we seek? Joan now serves the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, VT. From 2012-14, she was a beloved intern and consulting minister at USG.
Our lives continuously pivot at the meeting point of our experience of selfhood and the regular transformation of the contexts in which selfhood develops. Unitarian Universalism celebrates our lives as periods of constant change. How can our commitment to change spur us through uncertainty toward active and deliberate participation? Davy grew up at USG and joined in 2005.
Peter will read a number of his poems written over the past 35 years. He has been a member of the Unitarian Society of Germantown since 1973, when he, his wife, Marny and their children, moved to Philadelphia from England. He has worked at Temple University School of Medicine as a physician and scientist.
Unitarian Universalism embraces 7 Principles grounded in the humanistic teachings of the world’s religions. How do we translate these ideals into daily practices so that we actively engage in cultivating Beloved Community? One option is to build character traits that transcend boundaries with guidance from the Christian concept of the Fruit of the Spirit.
In the dubious tradition of motivational speakers, this sermon will be an anti-motivational speech.
Rev. Neal is the Senior Minister of Main Line Unitarian Church, his fifth congregation as a pastor. Originally from North Carolina, he is also a clinical psychologist and the President of Americans United for Separation of Church & State.