1. Hopers Unite, Rev Dr Tom Owen-Towle, Minister Emeritus, May 3 Hillcrest sermon

    28:44

    from First UU Church of SD / Added

    1 Play / / 0 Comments

    • Reflection question: What must I do, at this point in my life, to become a full-fledged hoper? • Tom Owen-Towle (website) http://www.tomo-t.com/ • A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement http://thefeministwire.com/2014/10/blacklivesmatter-2/ • Black Lives Matter (website) http://blacklivesmatter.com/ • William Ellery Channing’s Public Faith http://www.uuworld.org/2005/02/lookingback.html • The Moral Bucket List, David Brooks (NYT) http://nyti.ms/1Rsjqbv • “Service is the rent we pay ,,,”, Shirley Chisholm http://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/windows/session10/143713.shtml • Kids at Heart (tutoring program) http://www.kidsatheart.info/ • Uptown Interfaith Service Center http://uptownfaith.org/ • Mature Masculinity Movement: Save the Males – Changing the Men, Changing the World; Tom Owen-Towle (lecture, text of) http://www.minnslectures.org/archive/owen-towle/lecture1.pdf

    + More details
    • UUBRidge May 10, 2015

      09:43

      from UUBRidge / Added

      1 Play / / 0 Comments

      The theme of this reflection is “Mothering, Received and Given,” and it was given by Marcia Kirkpatrick. On this day we remember with thanksgiving all those whose lives have nurtured us, and we also remember with gratitude the opportunities we have had in turn to nurture others. We honor mothers and also all the others whose gifts of love and attention helped us–and other children–grow in body and spirit.

      + More details
      • Conversations with the Spiritually Curious, Pt IX, Rev Jim Grant, May 6 class

        20:28

        from First UU Church of SD / Added

        6 Plays / / 0 Comments

        Evil: The Problem of “Doing Good”. • Infinity in Your Hand: A Guide for the Spiritually Curious, William H. Houff http://amzn.to/1zVGrx1 • “Farther Along”, Brad Paisley (hymn) (youtube, with lyrics) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-jY0eH2QHo • “When Bad Things Happen to Good People”, Harold S. Kushner o Book https://www.pinterest.com/pin/327707310355043208/ o Excerpt https://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/books/excerpts.php?id=14139 o Discussion of, with Kushner (youtube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKx-iJG5qrE • “ … the eye goes blind …”, Rumi www.goodreads.com/quotes/57103-an-eye-is-meant-to-see-things-the-soul-is • Process and Reality, Alfred North Whitehead https://www.pinterest.com/pin/327707310362770336/ and http://www.giffordlectures.org/books/process-and-reality • On The Problem of Evil and Process Theology (CUNY) http://bit.ly/1H1L6eS • The eight best things you can say to someone who is grieving, (HuffPost) http://huff.to/1PgXaCL • “Hopers Unite”, Tom Owen-Towle sermon (audio) http://firstuusandiego.bandcamp.com/track/hopers-unite • The Book of Job http://www.biblestudytools.com/job/ • “ … dung heap …”, from JB, A Play in Verse, Archibald MacLeish http://reasonsociety.blogspot.com/2009/02/from-job-to-jb.html and http://www.americancentury.org/ag_jb.pdf • Luke 15: 11-32, The Parable of the Lost Son https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+15%3A11-32

        + More details
        • UUBRidge May 3, 2015

          17:40

          from UUBRidge / Added

          0 Plays / / 0 Comments

          The theme of this sermon is “Peace in a Troubled World,” and it is given by Rev. Russ Savage. The service theme for May is peace. What does it mean for there to be peace in the world? What does it mean for there to be peace in the heart? Are they related? How shall we think of peace in today’s troubled world?

          + More details
          • UUBRidge April 26, 2015

            42:24

            from UUBRidge / Added

            1 Play / / 0 Comments

            The title of this reflection is “Plutocracy or Democracy: A Report on Inequality,” and it is given by Vernon Gras. The present wealth inequality which is growing wider and wider has been analyzed and criticized economic and political experts. Prof. Gras presents some of their views and how they think we should regain fairness.

            + More details
            • UUBRidge April 19, 2015

              15:51

              from UUBRidge / Added

              11 Plays / / 0 Comments

              The title of this sermon is "We Are Loved," and it is given by Rev. Russ Savage. The Christian tradition offers many valuable lessons about how we should treat our fellow human beings and why. Near the end of his life, Jesus speaks powerfully about this in ways that remain valuable today. Rev. Russ Savage first delivered this sermon at a community Lenten service last month, and it was suggested that it was offered to UUBRidge as well.

              + More details
              • UUBRidge April 12, 2015

                01:00:09

                from UUBRidge / Added

                0 Plays / / 0 Comments

                This video is of the Congregational Town Meeting, led by Howard Weingarten. The 5th UU principle states, "The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large." In this video, we see this principle at work. Board of Directors President Howard Weingarten leads a short service describing where we are as a congregation, and the various visions of where we'd like to go in the near future, and open the service to questions and feedback from members.

                + More details
                • Religious Freedom 4/19/15

                  49:55

                  from First Parish Brewster / Added

                  24 Plays / / 0 Comments

                  + More details
                  • UUBRidge April 5, 2015

                    19:14

                    from UUBRidge / Added

                    3 Plays / / 0 Comments

                    This sermon is called "The Passover Story." and was given by Rev. Russ Savage. This year the Christian observance of Easter falls on the first day of the Jewish festival of Passover. The story of Passover is a powerful one which continues to influence society and culture as well as the lives of individuals even though it is thousands of years old. Let us examine this ancient story and what it might mean to us today.

                    + More details
                    • Indy Congregations Move Forward with Solar [unedited]

                      02:53

                      from Olivia Ober / Added

                      17 Plays / / 0 Comments

                      In a state which is mostly powered by coal, several of Indiana's faith groups are meeting and addressing clean power and environmental responsibility. These churches helped shut down a bill at the Statehouse that would have made it more difficult for consumers to benefit from solar. Now, they're sharing why clean energy is a faith issue and a Hoosier issue.

                      + More details

                      What are Tags?

                      Tags

                      Tags are keywords that describe videos. For example, a video of your Hawaiian vacation might be tagged with "Hawaii," "beach," "surfing," and "sunburn."