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Sermons from Northlake Unitarian Universalist in Kirkland, WA. We are a progressive, inclusive community made up of people with many different backgrounds and beliefs. We are guided by moral principles, such as the belief in the inherent worth and dignity of all people, and we draw inspiration from many sources, such as history, science, literature, the arts, nature, and world religions. Services are held Sunday mornings, 10:25 - 11:45. We invite you to listen to any of these sermons as a sampling of what you might experience on a Sunday morning at Northlake. Our services are also filled with instrumental music, singing hymns together, listening to a children’s story and inspirational readings, and sharing of our Joys and Sorrows.

Sermons from Northlake Unitarian Universalist in Kirkland, WA. We are a progressive, inclusive community made up of people with many different backgrounds and beliefs. We are guided by moral principles, such as the belief in the inherent worth and dignity of all people, and we draw inspiration from many sources, such as history, science, literature, the arts, nature, and world religions. Services are held Sunday mornings, 10:25 - 11:45. We invite you to listen to any of these sermons as a sampling of what you might experience on a Sunday morning at Northlake. Our services are also filled with instrumental music, singing hymns together, listening to a children’s story and inspirational readings, and sharing of our Joys and Sorrows.
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Sermons from Northlake Unitarian Universalist in Kirkland, WA. We are a progressive, inclusive community made up of people with many different backgrounds and beliefs. We are guided by moral principles, such as the belief in the inherent worth and dignity of all people, and we draw inspiration from many sources, such as history, science, literature, the arts, nature, and world religions. Services are held Sunday mornings, 10:25 - 11:45. We invite you to listen to any of these sermons as a sampling of what you might experience on a Sunday morning at Northlake. Our services are also filled with instrumental music, singing hymns together, listening to a children’s story and inspirational readings, and sharing of our Joys and Sorrows.

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A Mysterious Birth, as told by Isa’s mother

12/23/2018
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The name "Isa" is the Arabic equivalent of "Jesus." The 19th Surah of the Koran features Isa's birth as seen and experienced by Mary, his mother. The sounds of the season, drawn from Christian Scriptures, will merge with a Muslim story in an interfaith viewing of Christmas Eve.

Duration:00:18:13

That Precious Breath of Life – Rev. Jim VanderWeele

12/22/2018
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Ralph Waldo Emerson's words led to this service, "Let us learn the revelation of all nature and thought: that the highest dwells within us..." Unitarian Universalists have, over the years, come to the realization that the birth of every child is a miracle. Together, we will celebrate this mysterious miracle, the precious breath of life, on the day before Christmas Eve. Rev. Jim VanderWeele speaks. Opens with a meditation “In This Spirit of Searching” Rev. Joan Javier-Duval, and readings from...

Duration:00:26:45

The Light in the Darkness – Cathleen Blackburn

12/15/2018
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A Music Sunday! Includes a quote from Nietzsche, readings from Rev. Jason Shelton and Robert Kaufmann, and a homily by Cathleen Blackburn on the intersectionality of winter solstice traditions between cultures and over time and between modern cultures and how they have inspired the ways we celebrate winter holidays today. She focuses on traditions surrounding light in the darkness. You'll hear excerpts from these pieces of music: "Pray on Christmas" by Harry Connick, "The Sleigh" by Richard...

Duration:00:14:32

As We Remember – Rev. Jim VanderWeele

11/10/2018
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There is a transit from the memory to the mind. Who knows where our memories are? Or, how complete they may be? Despite their fuzziness, we draw upon them often, they’ve shaped the person we became. On this Veteran’s Day, we bridge the memory gap,...

Duration:00:24:25

Be Filled and Go – Rev. Jim VanderWeele

10/20/2018
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Rev. Jim VanderWeele speaks about the month’s theme, Sanctuary. It is from a place of rest that people are emboldened. One blessing of communing with “people like you” is the comfort discovered when you are held in the arms of love. These arms of love,...

Duration:00:29:50

Come In and Rest – Rev. Jim VanderWeele

10/6/2018
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October’s theme was Sanctuary. In this recording, you will be welcomed into our Sanctuary, then Margaret Rogers will tell a children’s story about umbrellas and sanctuary. This is followed by a “Breath Meditation” by Samuel A. Trombore and a reading – “We Are All Longing...

Duration:00:15:04

Robinson Crusoe – Carl Schwartz

9/1/2018
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Carl says “I first read Crusoe in Junior High or earlier, as an adventure story, of Crusoe meeting the challenge of a shipwreck. A re-read, much later, surprised me. “You can call me Master”, this was Crusoe’s first words to his new companion, – not friend, co-worker, or fellow castaway. Let’s look at that.” (Recording begins with a reading of this passage of Robinson Crusoe.] Speaker: Northlake member, Carl Schwartz

Duration:00:20:59

Irresistible – Dave Thompson

7/21/2018
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Social media and other technologies can link us together in powerful, even addictive, ways. How do we achieve balance in our relationship with technology? Speaker: Dave Thompson, Northlake member, and former VP at Microsoft.

Duration:00:36:55

Finding Balance – Rev. Jim VanderWeele

7/14/2018
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Finding one’s balance is not an end in itself. One good reason to search for balance is that being in a balanced state opens the door to new opportunities. Balance produces a life that is less fractured, and it is in a more significant structure that a course of life appears that is filled with life, love, and beauty. Speaker: Rev. Jim VanderWeele, Northlake's interim minister.

Duration:00:20:37

Worship Without Sacrifice – Rev. Jaelyn Pema-la Scott

6/30/2018
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What are we willing to give up to live into our religious principles? In 1925, Mahatma Gandhi enumerated 7 social sins that in his opinion were the cause of a corrupt society and community. Worship without sacrifice, was the 6th of the 7 social sins,...

Duration:00:23:48

Liberating a too small God – Melody Moberg

6/23/2018
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As Unitarian Universalists, we draw inspiration from six rich sources. Inspiration doesn’t always unfold as we expect. Melody Moberg, Life-long Unitarian Universalist seminarian and Religious Education Director (at University Unitarian), shares ways Christian and Hindu teachings cracked open her concept of the divine.

Duration:00:23:28

The Key is in the Lock – Rev. Jim VanderWeele

6/9/2018
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Christian author, Israelmore Ayivor, writes, “You have the right to suppress yourself, oppress yourself and depress yourself. You also have the right to impress yourself. And let yourself feel happy too!” This quote is both critical and kind, confrontational and inspirational. It honors the fact that there are bars that hem us in, but it also invites us to notice when the key is sitting right there in the lock. Speaker: Rev. Jim VanderWeele, Northlake's interim minister

Duration:00:24:43

Untaught, Unknown, Unnamed – Warren Jessop

6/2/2018
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Music of many different origins, history, and cultures is an integral part of our worship tradition. On Music Sunday, we’ll explore the theme of Liberation as we experience the richness and history of spiritual and gospel music. (Recording opens with the congregation singing This Little Light, and ends with an excerpt from the Four Fathers performance of Precious Lord Take My Hand.) Speaker: Northlake member, Warren Jessop

Duration:00:11:17