Oct-23-2016: Circle of Care

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Rev. Debra Thorne
Many of us value caring, value being a caring, compassionate and giving person. Yet caring too much can be detrimental to ourselves and others. Caring for the wrong reasons can be unhealthy. When we take a look at the whole circle of both care and carelessness we become more aware of our motivations behind our value of caring.

Oct-16-2016: Coming through the Storm

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Rev. Debra Thorne and Deepak Sahasrabudhe
When the foundations crumble and we tumble into the darkness of loss, what do we reach for to find our way back to the light, to safety, to stability? Each of us will find we have strengths we didn’t expect to find, courage we didn’t know we had, and perhaps a whole new way of seeing ourselves.

Oct-9-2016: Currency Transformed

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Rev. Meg Roberts
As Unitarians, we are comfortable talking about politics, religion, and sex. So how can we become more comfortable talking about a very important driver in our lives and culture—money? I think of money as ‘stored energy.’ How do we decide where to invest that energy to reflect what we care about so it actually changes lives? Reflecting on these things is exactly what a spiritual community can help us with.

Oct-2-2016: The Light Between Us

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 Rev. Debra Thorne
We live in a diverse and beautiful world. Everyday, somewhere on the earth, it is a sacred and holy day. This week marks both the Jewish and the Islamic new year, and the Hindu festival of Navratri. How are we inspired and transformed in this time of spiritual interdependence?

Sep-25-2016: Finding our way home

 

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Speakers: Arlette Stewart, Michael Scales, Rebecca Burns
Co-ordinated by Joan Morris

How, when we are in chaos and time of personal challenge, do we find a way back to our roots? How do we reconnect to our deeper selves? Three of our members will share stories about how they find their way back to their roots, whether it be through community, nature, theology or their inner resources.

Sep-18-2016: Deep-rooted Tradition

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Rev. Debra Thorne and the Beacon Choir
If you ever thought being a Unitarian was easy because you can ‘believe anything’, think again! Unitarian theological roots have been growing for close to five hundred years. Ours is a deep-rooted tradition of liberal ideals—ideals of diversity and inclusiveness, of interdependence and the free will to seek and chose a faith that is true to oneself.

Sep-11-2016: In Gathering Service and Water Communion

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Rev. Debra Thorne
It’s time to gather again as community after a summer of gardening and travel, visitors and solo journeys. Please bring a sample of water that represents your summer and be prepared to share what water means to you: spiritually, socially and environmentally.

May-29-2016: Engaging in Life’s Planned & Serendipitous Moments!

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Joan Carolyn, CUC Congregational Development staff for BC and Western Regions

What does it mean to engage well with life? With a commitment to give concrete expression to what we value, be prepared to act. And then with humility and eyes wide open, be prepared to engage life—from the well-planned event to the ever surprising serendipitous opportunities—continually open to inspiration and re-creation.

See pdf of this sermon.

Jun-6-2016: Technical Difficulties

Due to technical difficulties, there will be no further sound recordings posted for the month of May. Sorry for the inconvenience. Text versions of the May sermons may be available at a later date.

May-8-2016: Continuous Revelation

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Rev. Debra Thorne

Some religions look to books for revelation, some look to prophets, some to stones, and some to numbers. How do these experiences and methods of revelation compare across the religious landscape? How does the Unitarian understanding of revelation distinguish itself and support your being in this world?