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

4.22.18, Our Transforming Climate, Rev. Alison Cornish

As the Earth’s climate continues to change in both subtle and dramatic ways, our species is being challenged to transform as well. Unitarian Universalism can help us with this change – if we dig deep into our tradition and engage in everyday spiritual practices. Join us for this exploration of the power of a faith-rooted response to climate change.

4.15.18, Church Goers Live Longer and Better Lives, Rev. Kent Matthies

You don’t have to believe me. I am a biased Minister. In 2016, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a report based on over 74,000 women which documented life quantity and quality increase with regular religious community attendance. Unitarian Universalism and USG save lives and multiply blessings. Shouldn’t we be generously dedicated (including financially) to supporting USG? Come out to joyfully celebrate Pledge Sunday! Rescheduled from the snow closure. Will be followed by the Stewardship Lunch.

4.8.18, The First Noble Truth, Rev. Kent Matthies

The First Noble Truth of Buddhism is that life is suffering.  We get old, experience disease and heartbreak.  Life is not always fair and we should never trick ourselves to believe otherwise.  How do we deal with suffering?

4.1.18, Beginning Again with Grace: Easter Sunday, Rev. Kent Matthies

Whether you believe the resurrection was real or a myth, come celebrate Easter with us! Even when you think all is lost in despair, hope can and does rise again.

3.18.18, Less Me, More We, Director of Spiritual Development Jason Bender

Join us as we highlight the benefits we all receive when we focus less on ourselves and more on being in  community with others. This special intergenerational service feature music, spoken word and even a few surprises. You don’t want to miss it!

3.11.18, A Priest, A Rabbi, and a Lawyer Walk Into a Bar, Guest Minister, Rev. Madelyn Campbell

Who is our neighbor, and what does it mean to be neighborly?
Rev. Madelyn Campbell, a member of the Joseph Priestley District Board, a neighbor to the south, will explore these questions with us.

2.25.28, Music Service Honoring Beverly Spencer’s 30 years with USG

It hardly seems possible, but our wonderful alto soloist Beverly Gross Spencer has been a part of music at USG for thirty years. This Sunday we honor her musical presence with Robert Ray’s tuneful “Gospel Magnificat” as well as Duke Ellington’s soulful “Come Sunday.” This is music that speaks directly to the
heart, something that Beverly always does with her singing. Come and be inspired.

2.18.18, This is Us, Intern Minister Connie Simon

Beneath all the rhetoric and political division, we’re joined together by our common humanity. Can we acknowledge our past, accept our present and work together for our future? Can we say openly and honestly, “This is Us”?

2.11.18, Happy Birthday, Darwin! Rev. Kent Matthies

Life has existed on planet Earth for approximately 3.8 billion years. Born 209 years ago on Feb 12, 1809, Charles Darwin changed our understanding of the history – and future – of life. His ideas can still affect the way we live our lives. How can Darwin’s ideas help you cultivate a sense of awe and wonder? Can we consciously participate in evolution?

2.4.18, Pausing the Hustle Bustle, Rev. Kent Matthies

The holiday hustle and bustle are over, right?  Do you feel like very little time transpired before you went right back into hurry, hurry, hurry mode?  Do you feel like way too many parts of your year – or your life for that matter – involve tumbling from one activity to the next?   Many of us can use a refresher on why and how we benefit for a spirituality of leisure, or just plain old slowing down.