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

11.25.18, Oh, We Give Thanks , Tom Ott

For atheists, agnostics and theists, saying “thank you” for the blessings in your life is a great practice. We come together on the Sunday after the American Seder, Thanksgiving, to engage in the sacred act of saying “thanks.” Out of our gratitude comes a strong desire to be generous and give back to life.

11.18.18, Building Beloved Community, Rev. Kent Matthies, DSD Ryan Hurd, and Gerry Whelan

Building Beloved Community” is part of the mission of USG.  Most of us know from personal experiences in our lives that this is easier said than done. On this Community Day, we will explore building beloved community in this intergenerational service.

11.11.18, Seed Time and Harvest, Rev. Dr. David Parke

Rev. David Parke served as Minister at the Unitarian Society of Germantown from 1965 to 1971. David returned to our pulpit for the USG 150th Anniversary to great acclaim. Having recently celebrated his 90th birthday, David will reflect on what he has learned.

11.4.18, Don’t Forget to Walk Down Memory Lane, Rev. Kent Matthies

The human capacity for memory is a miraculous gift, which can create great meaning and purpose in our lives.  Of course, memory can also bring recurring visits to pain and trauma.  Engaging memory as a spiritual practice can create healing, hope and empowerment.