Service Podcasts

At times we record our sunday services just in case you missed one or would like to listen once again. These audio recordings are also for those of you who are exploring a new spiritual home, and would like to preview what we have to offer.

You can also listen to these services on our PodBean page.  Enjoy!

Chalica

by CRE Parents & Children | December 16, 2018

Chalica is a week-long celebration of our UU Principles. The holiday first emerged in 2005 out of a wish to have a holiday organized around Unitarian Universalist values. Chalica begins on the first Monday in December and lasts seven days. Each day, a chalice is lit and the day is spent reflecting on the meaning of that day’s principle and doing a good deed that honors that principle. Come and hear what the children observed and learned during this holiday!

Blessings of Bad Times

by Jim Heard, Peggy Bissell | December 30, 2018

At the end of the year we reflect on the good times we’ve experienced. But, what about the bad times? They share the same space. The challenge is to find ways to make them meaningful in a positive way and to then move on in our quest to find joy and promote growth in our lives. Today, as we explore bad times, we’ll be joined by authors, movies and inspirational words designed to enrich and support.

Getting Serious About Unitarian Universalism

by Matthew Bianconi | January 6, 2019

Grief and loss are inevitable companions on our human path. But we don’t have to be overwhelmed by them. Together, we’ll explore how equanimity can help us find balance in midst of loss.

Finding Balance in the Midst of Loss

by Jonathan Prescott | January 13, 2019

Grief and loss are inevitable companions on our human path. But we don’t have to be overwhelmed by them. Together, we’ll explore how equanimity can help us find balance in midst of loss.

Let’s talk!

by Leadership Council | January 27, 2019

Hosted by the Leadership Council. Let’s talk about our goals, our visions, and our ways to stay connected in our otherwise disconnected world.

Longing For Home

by Rev. Barbara Gilday | February 3, 2019

In this extraordinary period of history, there are displaced people all over the world traveling as refugees or immigrants to find new homes with safety and economic security. We’ll look at Ghana and France.

What is the U.S. reaction to refugees and immigrants from selected countries? What is our historical role with these groups? What’s happening to our invitation to all the tired and hungry of the world? What are the implications of our actions in the moral core of our being?

We Owe Our Faith to a Kindergarten Teacher

by Victoria Poling | February 17, 2019

Elizabeth Peabody is best known today as one of the founders of the Kindergarten movement. But did you know that she was the glue that held early Unitarians, Transcendentalists, and other liberal and radical religious Congregationalists together? She also ran a bookstore in Boston, published a Transcendentalist journal, and hosted Unitarian discussions for women. Without her, we likely would not have a UU movement today.

Please join us for this interesting third installment in our 5-part series called “UU101”. The five sermons are not connected to each other, and are especially helpful to anyone interested in knowing more about our religion or are considering joining the Fellowship.

The Glory of Friends and Friendships

by Dr. Peter Luton | February 24, 2019

What makes someone a friend? They are the people who really listen to us without judgement or defensive dismissiveness. Dr. Luton will speak about how congregations are, at their core and at their best, such places… sanctuaries in which people are allowed, yea invited, to connect with their soul and share their most core hopes, dreams, fears, and commitments. A miracle happens when we feel genuinely listened to, heard, seen, and affirmed as someone with inherent worth and dignity.

Understanding the Baha’i Faith

by Lina Zeine | March 3, 2019

Practiced without any religious clergy and administered by democratically elected councils, the Baha’i Faith embraces the unity of all religions and the equality of all people. A presentation accenting the Baha’i commitment to gender equality and to social justice in general will include a beautiful video followed by a discussion and an opportunity for the congregation to ask questions.

The Pain of Universalism

by Ken Stern | March 17, 2019

Since Universalists proclaim “God is love” and everyone goes to Heaven, why should Universalists be in pain? This is also true: all lives are difficult, each of us often hurt. And, because we love all our neighbors, we ought to feel their pain. A sprinkling of Universalist history included.

Finding Freedom

by Jonathan Prescott | March 24, 2019

Jonathan Prescott, a Buddhist monk and founder of Wise Caring, will present a sermon with a theme of Finding Freedom. He will talk about the nature of liberation and how to foster it in your everyday life. Jonathon speaks frequently about finding the happiness that is always nearby and will help us do so this Sunday.

Utopian Visions and Practical Impacts

by Victoria Poling | March 31, 2019

We’ll explore movements in Universalism of the Early 20th Century ranging from spiritualist communications with ancestors to moderate social reform. Come and learn so much more in this, our fourth installment of this year’s “UU 101”