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Most Recent Sermon

Freedom from the More Monster

Sunday, January 21 at 10:30 am, livestreamed to YouTube from the Sanctuary. Rev. Catie preaching

Asian-American businesswoman Amalya Campbell has led stewardship campaigns at her Chicago church for many years, and underscores two principles in growing financial generosity: practicing gratitude and recognition of abundance, and pushing back against the “more monster” of the dominant American culture. This Sunday as we kick off our 2024 Budget Drive campaign, we’ll draw from global wisdom about interdependence and abundance to debunk the lies and anxieties of American consumerism. Two of our Cornerstone RE programs kick off this Sunday, too: Neighboring Faiths for seventh and eighth graders in the morning, and Coming of Age for ninth and tenth graders in the afternoon.

Previous Sermons

Rebecca Keller-Scholl

20190728_0720-rebecca sermon Worship Service July, 28, 2019 10:30 am in Parish Hall Childcare available during Summer services Rebecca Keller-Scholl speaking

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The Ecology of Presence

190707_0717-tad-sermon July 7, 2019 10:30 am in Parish Hall Tad Staley   In this era of distraction, fragmentation and delusion, did we lose interest in the divine or was it the other way around? Theologically, Deus Otiosus is “the idle God,” who has largely retired...

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Best & Worst

20190630_0716-sally-sermon Worship Service June 30, 2019 10:30 am in the Parish Hall Ministerial Intern Sally Fritsche   Looking for a daily practice that doesn't require too much theology? Have trouble sitting still long enough to meditate? Join us this Sunday...

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Holy Emergence 

20190623_0715-Johannah Murphy Worship Service June 23, 2019 10:30 am in the Parish Hall Johannah Murphy preaching Freshly ordained as a Unitarian Universalist minister in June, Jo currently works as a nanny, a volunteer for an immigration accompaniment network, and...

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Loud and Proud

20190609_0713-sally-sermon-1 Worship Service June 9, 2019 10:30 am in the Sanctuary Sally Fritsche, Ministerial Intern preaching Join us this Sunday in a celebration of LGBTQ joy, love, and humanity. This year’s Pride celebration marks the 50th anniversary of the...

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Resting in Peace

20190526_0709-sally-sermon Resting in Peace PDF Worship Service May 26, 2019 10:30 am in the Sanctuary Sally Fritsche, Ministerial Intern, preaching Join us this Memorial Day Sunday to reflect on peace, war, and how we memorialize both. Our ministerial intern Sally...

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Embodied Living

190505_0705.mp3 Embodied Living PDF Worship Service May 5, 2019 10:30 am in the Sanctuary Rev. Catie Scudera preaching At the start of our month on the theme of "healing," we'll reflect on our embodiment as human beings. What does it mean for our personalities and...

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Getting Free

4-28-2019-sermon Getting Free PDF Worship Service April 28, 2019 10:30 am in the Sanctuary Rev. Catie Scudera preaching The morning after the last night of Passover, we will remember this sacred story of enslavement  and liberation. This Sunday, we'll focus on the...

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Easter & Earth Day Celebration

20190421_0703-sally-early-multigen9 AM We Are Seeds PDF 20190421_0703-sally-catie11 AM   Worship Service April 21, 2019 9:00 am in the Sanctuary Sally Fritsche, Ministerial Intern, preaching Worship Service April 21, 2019 11:00 am in the Sanctuary Rev. Catie...

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The Letdown

20190414_0702-catie-sermon The Letdown PDF Worship Service April 14, 2019 10:30 am in the Sanctuary Rev. Catie Scudera preaching The Palm Sunday holiday is typically celebrated with great jubilation and cheer, as was Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem as told in the...

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Rising From Ashes

sermon 4 7 edit Worship Service April 7, 2019 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary Rev. Aisha Ansano preaching Joy, sorrow, grief, love - we encourage each other to embrace all our emotions. But what about anger? Anger, too, is a feeling we can, and should embrace in our...

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Covenant Across Borders

20190331_0700-catie-india-sermon Covenant Across Borders PDF Worship Service March 31, 2019 10:30 am in the Sanctuary Rev. Catie Scudera preaching The Sunday after Rev. Catie's return from sabbatical, our worship will lift up international Unitarian/Universalism....

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