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Christmases Past and Present – Ron Brandt

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Date/Time: Thursday, January 1, 1970, 12:00am

Inspired by the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, we’ll tell stories this morning – including some about ourselves and our families

Sermon for December 24, 2015, reflections by congregation members Ron Brandt and friends on Christmases past and present.
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Oh Holy Family

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Date/Time: Thursday, January 1, 1970, 12:00am

Homily for Christmas Eve, December 24, 2015, by Rev. Kate R. Walker.

Also, “A spell is cast,” a tale for All Ages, told by Gwendola the dragon, with help from her friend Reverend Kate.

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Into Darkness and the Return of Light

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Date/Time: Thursday, January 1, 1970, 12:00am

A special contemplative reflection on the power of darkness and light in our lives.

Sermon for December 20, 2015, by Rev. Kate R. Walker.
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Stories of Optimism and Hope – The Rev. Kate R. Walker

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Date/Time: Thursday, January 1, 1970, 12:00am

As darkness falls this time of year and cold creeps into our bones, it can be hard to kindle our hope and optimism. We’ll gather this morning for some refreshing stories and the latest research on why hope matters so much to our world and us. We’ll welcome the MVUC … Read the rest

Another Story of Chanukah – The Rev. Kate R. Walker

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Date/Time: Thursday, January 1, 1970, 12:00am

We’ve been hearing the Chanukah story for centuries: The Jews reclaim their Temple, and the oil didn’t extinguish for eight days, despite the very little oil available. This story has rich layers about assimilation of a faith, its heritage, tolerance of differences, and the loss of identity. All these layers … Read the rest

The Prophetic Imperative: Living the UU Social Gospel

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Date/Time: Thursday, January 1, 1970, 12:00am

Sermon and service notes for Sunday, November 29th, lead by Mount Vernon Unitarian Church member, Betsy Yarrison

Betsy will share some of her experiences as a Unitarian teenager in Memphis during the years of the civil rights movement and, more recently, as a professor at the University of Baltimore, where … Read the rest

Seeking Refuge

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Date/Time: Thursday, January 1, 1970, 12:00am

We are delighted to celebrate our annual multi-generational Thanksgiving service honoring the important work of the Unitarian Universalist Service Community.  This year we’ll take a courageous look at the journey of the refugee in the 21st century.

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“Transcending the Ego for the Sake of the Whole”

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Date/Time: Thursday, January 1, 1970, 12:00am

We are caught in a never-ending tension between the individual and community.  How we balance that tension, how we maintain healthy boundaries, and how we merge with other members of our community can help us thrive as healthy members of society.

Sermon for November 15th – Service lead by Reverend … Read the rest

What Can Islam Teach Us About Gratitude

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Date/Time: Thursday, January 1, 1970, 12:00am

A Sermon for November 8, 2015 by the Rev. Kate R. Walker
No other faith is so feared and so misunderstood as Islam; yet gratitude, so deeply embedded in humanity, is also deeply embedded in Islam.… Read the rest

Gratitude for the Negative

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Date/Time: Thursday, January 1, 1970, 12:00am

We often tell ourselves when something horrible happens that it happened for a reason. We sometimes seek meaning in disasters. We often take criticism too seriously and discount praise. How we process negative events in life comes from how we view the world and whether we can use gratitude as … Read the rest