Unity Church-Unitarian's Sermon Podcasts

Direct download: Holy_Famlies_Family_Sunday_December_23_2018.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Wonder -- posted at: 12:05pm CST

Direct download: Promises_to_Keep_Rev._Rob_Eller-Isaacs_November_4_2018.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Covenant -- posted at: 1:36pm CST

Direct download: Longing_for_Belonging_Rev._Jen_Crow_October_7_2018.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Longing -- posted at: 9:35am CST

Direct download: Merging_of_Waters_September_9_2018.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Faith -- posted at: 3:03pm CST

Worship Associate is Maima Fant

Direct download: Defeating_and_Loving_Our_Enemies_Dane_Smith_September_2_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47am CST

Direct download: Called_to_Beloved_Community_Rev._Susan_Frederick-Gray_August_26_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:25pm CST

Direct download: Spirituality_and_Spiritual_Practice_Nelson_Moroukian_August_19_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35am CST

Direct download: Inherent_Worth_and_Dignity_Rev._Lisa_Friedman_July_29_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24am CST

Direct download: Knowing_and_Doing_Better_Jackie_Smith_July_22_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:42pm CST

Direct download: On_the_Run_2_Avi_Viswanathan_and_Kevin_Ward_July_15_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm CST

Direct download: On_the_Run_1_Avi_Viswanathan_and_Kevin_Ward_July_8_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23pm CST

Includes a reflection offered by Michael Orange.

Direct download: For_Peace_and_a_New_Hope_Rev._Rob_Eller-Isaacs_May_28_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:43pm CST

Direct download: Flower_Communion_Family_Sunday_May_20_2018.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Hope -- posted at: 2:48pm CST

Direct download: Raising_Kids_Who_Care_Rev._Rob_Eller-Isaacs_May_13_2018.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Hope -- posted at: 2:08pm CST

Direct download: Easter_Sunday_Practice_Resurrection_April_1_2018.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Transformation -- posted at: 2:03pm CST

The text of Karen Hering's poem, “Here,” recited at the end of the sermon: http://karenhering.com/a-poem-for-living-through-change/

Direct download: By_Way_of_Pain_Rev._Janne_Eller-Isaacs_March_4_2018.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Brokenness -- posted at: 8:37am CST

Direct download: Me_Too_Rev._Janne_Eller-Isaacs_January_28_2018.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Courage -- posted at: 9:58am CST

Direct download: Slaughter_of_the_Innocents_December_31_2017.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Incarnation -- posted at: 11:45am CST

Direct download: Christmas_Eve_2017_10pm.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:44am CST

Direct download: Christmas_Eve_2017_7pm.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:36am CST

Direct download: Christmas_Eve_2017_10am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34am CST

Direct download: Setting_Out_Rev._Janne_Eller-Isaacs_November_5_2017.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Pilgrimage -- posted at: 12:02pm CST

Direct download: She.He.They.We._Rev._Karen_Hering_Ocotber_22_2017.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Sacrifice -- posted at: 10:21am CST

Direct download: The_World_We_Want_to_Live_In_Celebration_Sunday_October_15_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:23pm CST

Direct download: Begin_Again_in_Love_Rev._Rob_Eller-Isaacs_October_1_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:12pm CST

Direct download: Merging_of_Waters_September_10_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:11pm CST

Direct download: Expect_Delays_Dane_Smith_September_3_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:36am CST

Direct download: Nothing_Left_to_Lose_Rev._Kinga-Rka_Szkely_August_27_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:21pm CST

Direct download: Restless_is_the_Heart_Rev._Rob_Eller-Isaacs_August_20_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:53pm CST

Direct download: Whats_in_a_Name_Bryan_Smith_August_13_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:51pm CST

Direct download: The_Soul_of_Action_Rev._Lisa_Friedman_August_6_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31am CST

Direct download: Faith_as_Mixtape_Heidi_Huelster_and_Kevin_Ward_July_30_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:48am CST

Direct download: Its_All_How_You_Look_At_It_Nelson_Moroukian_July_16_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31am CST

Direct download: Radical_Hospitality_in_the_Heartland_Rev._Lisa_Friedman_July_9_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40am CST

Direct download: The_Farm_Bill_is_a_Sacred_Text_Ann_Kirby_McGill_July_2_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53am CST

Direct download: Unfolding_the_Heart_Katy_Taylor_June_25_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:51pm CST

Direct download: On_Bended_Knee_Rev._Rob_Eller-Isaacs_May_28_2017.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Blessing -- posted at: 9:54am CST

Direct download: I_Was_All_Hers_Rev._Rob_Eller-Isaacs_May_14_2017.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Blessing -- posted at: 11:00am CST

Direct download: Coming_of_Age_Sunday_Rev._KP_Hong_April_29_2017.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Blessing -- posted at: 12:24pm CST

Direct download: Easter_Sunday_April_16_2017.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Redemption -- posted at: 1:46pm CST

Direct download: Whose_Are_We_Rev._Janne_Eller-Isaacs_April_2_2017.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Redemption -- posted at: 9:36am CST

Direct download: Unforgiven_Rev._Rob_Eller-Isaacs_March_5_2017_FULL_SERVICE.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Sin -- posted at: 11:26am CST

Hallowed Be Thy Name Translation -- Rev. Karen Hering

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Direct download: A_Tolling_of_Bells_January_6_2017_FULL_SERVICE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:11am CST

This audio begins with a reflection offered by worship associate Helen Pohlig.

Gathering Music
Ringing the Bell
Prelude Away in a Manger — James Murray, arr. Fred Bock
Call to Worship Helen Pohlig
Lighting the Chalice
*Opening Hymn Joy to the World
*Unison Affirmation (615) The Work of Christmas
Embracing Meditation Nic Cable
Minister’s Prayer
Reading A Christmas Poem (adapted) — Dr. Maya Angelou
Reflection Mary, Did You Know?
*Hymn of Affirmation (409) Sleep, My Child
Homily My Lord, What a Morning
*Closing Hymn (232) The Hills Are Bare at Bethlehem
Postlude On This Day Earth Shall Ring — Personent Hodie, set by John Carter
About the Worship Leader
Nic Cable is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated from DePaul University with a degree in Religious Studies, as well as Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies. Nic received his Master of Divinity from Chicago Theological Seminary in 2014. In the few years prior to coming to Unity Church, he lived in Michigan where his wife pursued her law degree. During this time, Nic worked full time for the UUA in Stewardship and Development, and part time with the UU Church of Greater Lansing. Nic feels blessed to learn and grow as a ministerial intern at Unity Church this year and is looking forward to getting to know the community.
About the Worship Associate
Worship Associate, Helen Pohlig, was raised Lutheran and explored several spiritual traditions before finding her home at Unity Church when she moved back to St. Paul seven years ago. She teaches business law seminars around the country and also does legal document review on a part-time basis. Helen lives in south Maplewood and spends much of her spare time doing various kinds of social dancing.
About the Musician
Priscilla Morton (piano) enjoys volunteering as the accompanist for the Unity children’s choir. She also enjoys her new part-time retirement career in counseling and the extra time allowed for hobbies like table tennis (the seniors at the Y are killer players) and modern dance. Priscilla has recently added a small terrier and two capable students to her household — all of whom add joy to her life.

Sunday, December 11, 2016
Rev. Janne Eller-Isaacs, Co-Minister
Kevin Ward, Worship Associate

Ringing the Bell
Prelude Andante con moto — Alexandre Guilmant
Call to Worship Kevin Ward
Chalice Lighting
*Opening Hymn (295) Sing Out Praises for the Journey
*Unison Affirmation (463)
When I breathe in, I breathe in peace. When I breathe out, I breathe out love.
Minister’s Prayer Janne Eller-Isaacs
Offering Music Michelangelo’s On Beauty — Kurt Knecht
Twenty Questions After November 9 — Marg Walker
The Sycamore — Wendell Berry
*Hymn of Affirmation (55) Dark of Winter
Sermon The Bark Heals the Wound
*Closing Hymn (225) O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Postlude Noel — Claude Balbastre

Kevin Ward has been attending Unity Church since 2010 with his spouse, Jessica Goff, and children, Murray and Olive Goff. Kevin has been an English Language Arts teacher at Avalon School since 2002.

About the Musicians
Unity Choir is the foundation on which our music program is built and is a vital and energetic presence in our community. Its members share various levels of musical experience and a wide variety of activities and interests, all of which are brought together by their love of singing. Ruth Palmer, Director

About the Offering Recipient
Avenues for Homeless Youth is a transitional housing program for twenty youth, ages 16-20. Its North Minneapolis location, staffed 24 hours a day, provides basic shelter needs, meals, intensive case management, health and wellness care, independent living skills, and help with education and employment help. The average stay at Avenues is between 90 and 120 days. Avenues also manages a host family program for homeless, queer-identified youth, the majority of whom are people of color.