Unity Church-Unitarian Sunday Services Podcast

It is so easy to be captured by the myth of progress. It’s not that there is no such thing as progress but it is neither inevitable nor orderly. As young people we imagine our personal lives will conform to certain patterns of progress. And as a culture we tend toward the assumption that progress is "onward and upward forever." There are aspects of the myth both personal and collective that need to be broken. Janne Eller-Isaacs and Worship Associate Hal Freshly will lead the service.

Direct download: Breaking_Away_Janne_Eller-Isaacs_March_28_2010.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Brokenness -- posted at: 10:17am CDT

Welcome the Rev. Robert Balint, the 2009-10 Balazs Scholar from Starr King School for the Ministry. Balint is minister of the Unitarian Church in Meszko, the alabaster village in Transylvania where Francis Balazs for whom the fellowship is named once served. In addition to his theological studies, Balint has completed a degree in sociology at Kolozsvár Babes Bolyai University. He has been involved in the Unitarian youth movement and worked with local social and charity organizations. With others, he has started the Balázs Ferenc Historical Preservation Project, designed to preserve and promote Francis Balázs's spiritual and material heritage.

Direct download: The_Past_is_Prologue_Rev._Robert_Balint_March_21_2010.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:47am CDT

It is often difficult to find meaning in the midst of brokenness.  Perhaps a deeper question is attempting to find the Sacred in the midst of suffering.  What, if anything, is holy or redemptive in suffering?  How can our lives be changed for the better from our brokenness?  The age old question of “Where is God in my suffering?” is not easily answered, if answered at all.  How we respond to brokenness can be painful, as well as beautiful.  Join Coordinator of Youth and Campus Ministries Luke Stevens-Royer and Worship Associate Katy Taylor for a service on brokenness and compassion.

Reflections on scarcity and abundance.

Direct download: Blessing_the_Bills_Rev._Meg_Riley_March_7_2010.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:03am CDT

For more than a hundred years Unity Church has faced south. We have been a liberal church for old St. Paul. Our congregation has largely come from the nearby neighborhoods of Ramsey and Crocus Hills. What might it mean for us to turn north? Caritas, the fourth form of love, calls us to come to know the neighbors we have yet to know.

Direct download: Turning_North_Rob_Eller-Isaacs_February_28_2010.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Love -- posted at: 10:50am CDT