USGPodcasts

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

10.28.18 Day of the Dead: Connecting with Ancestors, Rev Kent Matthies & Mariachi Maya

Come celebrate with upbeat ballads and music that makes you want to sing or dance (whether you speak Spanish or not)!  As is often the case, science is catching up with ancient spiritual wisdom which says people experience increased resiliency and wisdom when they stay cognitively connected to relatives who have died.  All are very warmly invited to bring pictures of deceased loved ones to place on the altar and remember together in Beloved Community.

10.21.18, Rev. Yvette Davis of POWER Interfaith

Pastor Yvette Davis is POWER’s Director of Outreach and Organizational Development. Come learn about this growing Philadelphia interfaith movement for justice!

10.21.18, Rev. Yvette Davis of POWER Interfaith

Pastor Yvette Davis is POWER’s Director of Outreach and Organizational Development. Come learn about this growing Philadelphia interfaith movement for justice!

10.14.18, Sanctuary of Community, Rev. Kent Matthies

An important Sunday at USG was when Rev. André Trocmé preached here. In 1942 Rev. Trocmé bravely led his French town, Le Chambon, to become a safe sanctuary for Jewish refugees seeking housing, food and passage to new countries. Today our neighbor church, The First United Methodist Church of Germantown, serves as Sanctuary for two families who do not have legal immigration status. How are WE called to participate in efforts to make a safe and caring community for all people to be themselves?

10.7.18, Sanctuary of Self, Rev. Kent Matthies

In times of challenge and serenity it is possible to experience yourself as a safe, peaceful sanctuary.  Thich Nhat Hanh says, “To be beautiful means to be yourself.  You don’t need to be accepted by others.  You need to accept yourself.”  Whether you describe yourself as a theist, agnostic, atheist or other, there is a deep truth in the human capacity to find beauty and acceptance within self.  Let’s explore how!