Unity Church-Unitarian's Sermon Podcasts

Service and Sacrifice: The Complexities of Memorial Day by Justin Schroeder

In part, Memorial Day is a day of remembering all who have given their lives in service to our country. In this remembering, we are drawn into larger questions of meaning and purpose in our own lives: What am I willing to sacrifice? Who or what am I most authentically serving?

Direct download: Service_and_Sacrifice_by_Justin_Schroeder_May_27_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:44pm CST

Heading into summer is the perfect time to pause and reflect on the nature of joy and pleasure. How do we find our true course in the midst of so many distractions? What is the difference between a joy we can trust and follow inward and a pleasure that is only a temporary fill for the "God-shaped Hollow."

Katie Lawson was Unity's Hallman Ministerial Intern in 2005 and 2006 and was fellowshipped with the Unitarian Universalist Association in September. She spent the summer as chaplain at Ferry Beach, a Unitarian Universalist retreat center, and currently teaches seventh and eighth grade social studies at St. Paul Academy.

Direct download: False_Idols_and_Feelin_Good_by_Katie_Lawson_May_20_2007.mp3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:42am CST

“You’re Going To Wear That??

— Teresa Schwartz

We were all born — and we all have mothers. Some of us are mothers and grandmothers. We’ll explore having a mom and being a mom — times funny and sad; moments poignant and irreverent. Mothers of all kinds should be remembered, if not honored. Some mothers are nurturing, some mothers are stifling, some mothers always loved us, some didn’t know how, some mothers we never met, some mothers are our best friends. Come and and honor motherhood with us.

Direct download: Are_You_Going_To_Wear_That_by_Teresa_Schwartz_May_13_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:04pm CST

Work That is Real

by Rev. Dottie Mathews, Fox Valley UU Fellowship of Appleton, Wisc.

The title for this sermon comes from the Marge Piercy poem "To Be of Use." Explore the dynamics between finding coherence in our inner life and how we then take that coherence (or sense of meaning) out into the rest of our lives, our work, our home, and our relationships.

Dottie Mathews is the Assistant Minister at the Fox Valley UU Fellowship. In middle-life, after a successful business career, Dottie answered a call to the ministry. She graduated from United Theological Seminary in May 2006 and was ordained in Appleton six months later. Dottie's internship at Unity Church is one aspect of her learning process for which she is particularly grateful. She is delighted for this opportunity to return to greet old friends and new.

Direct download: Work_that_is_Real_by_Rev._Dottie_Matthews_May_6_2007.mp3
Category:Unity Unitarian -- posted at: 9:33am CST