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Religion & Spirituality Podcasts

Audio recordings, at your convenience. Nurture your spirit. Unitarian Universalism draws from the teachings of the major world religions and appeals to people from a diversity of traditions. At the core of our faith are a set of principles that reflect values, rather than dogma. Our religious beliefs vary. For both the heart and the mind, Shelter Rock offers engaging worship, religious education, opportunities for social action, a breadth of extraordinary music, and a community of caring, curious and compassionate people. We aspire to be a loving religious community where we can grow spiritually and build a more just and joyful world.

Audio recordings, at your convenience. Nurture your spirit. Unitarian Universalism draws from the teachings of the major world religions and appeals to people from a diversity of traditions. At the core of our faith are a set of principles that reflect values, rather than dogma. Our religious beliefs vary. For both the heart and the mind, Shelter Rock offers engaging worship, religious education, opportunities for social action, a breadth of extraordinary music, and a community of caring, curious and compassionate people. We aspire to be a loving religious community where we can grow spiritually and build a more just and joyful world.

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United States

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Audio recordings, at your convenience. Nurture your spirit. Unitarian Universalism draws from the teachings of the major world religions and appeals to people from a diversity of traditions. At the core of our faith are a set of principles that reflect values, rather than dogma. Our religious beliefs vary. For both the heart and the mind, Shelter Rock offers engaging worship, religious education, opportunities for social action, a breadth of extraordinary music, and a community of caring, curious and compassionate people. We aspire to be a loving religious community where we can grow spiritually and build a more just and joyful world.

Language:

English

Contact:

516.492.6064


Episodes

Easter: Calling Forth the Spirit of Life, led by the UUCSR Ministry Team

4/4/2021
In the words of the Rev. Jane Rzepka, “We have wintered long enough…" In this, the season of life upbudding, as buds and bulbs swell with potency, our spirits swell with hope and empowering potential. With the renewal of natural life, we will find our hearts and joy again. This morning was a multigenerational celebration of Easter. The UUCSR Choir, Jazz Ensemble and the Young People's Choir all participated.

Duration:00:36:35

Restorying Memory, led by Student Minister Alia Shinbrough

3/28/2021
This year, the Jewish festival of Passover was celebrated from the evening of March 27 through April 4. The March 28, 2021 multigenerational service explored how themes of adaptation, memory, and liberation call us to commemorate the Passover season through ritual, song, and story. UUCSR Worship Services are also available on uucsr.org, YouTube, and Facebook, and as podcasts.

Duration:00:44:34

Commitment: A collaborative service with UUCCN

3/21/2021
On Sunday, March 21, 2021, Rev. Jennifer L. Brower with UUCSR and UUCCN Members, led the Worship Service titled Commitment. The service, which included a Time For All Ages, was created collaboratively by members of the UU Congregation at Shelter Rock and those of the UU Congregation of Central Nassau in Garden City, New York with support from the Rev. Jennifer L. Brower. We reflected upon Commitment, which includes roots from three Latin word: com – together, mit – to send, and ment – a...

Duration:00:36:57

An Unwanted Anniversary: A Pandemic Year,

3/14/2021
No one celebrates a year of pandemic, but we’ve all noticed the anniversary looming. Our last Sunday of in-person worship was March 8, 2020 and the congregation’s premises closed effective March 13, 2020. Here we are, a year later, with far too many losses—and yet, somehow, a more sure awareness of our strength, our resilience, and our community. We gathered together on Sunday, March 14, 2020 for An Unwanted Anniversary: A Pandemic Year, led by the UUCSR Ministry Team.

Duration:00:45:48

Soulful Sundown, March 2021

3/12/2021
Led by the Rev. Jennifer L Brower with The Cosmic Orchestra. Alia Shinbrough participating.

Duration:00:35:58

I Catch on Fire, led by Rev. Jaye Brooks and Stephen Michael Smith

3/7/2021
What is commitment? The life of Sister Helen Prejean, leader in the movement to abolish the death penalty, is a story of commitment. This worship service featured poems, songs, and stories about Sister Helen, exploring her personal transformation to a life of commitment. Songs by Jake Hegge from his song cycle "The Deepest Desire: Four Meditations on Love." March 7, 2021

Duration:00:45:20

Becoming Beloved, led by Alia Shinbrough

2/28/2021
Our Universalist roots call us to an embracing, all-encompassing, salvific Love. This universal love meets us where we are and crucially also asks us to grow more whole through our encounters with each other. To embody this love we must transform, and be transformed by our commitments to lift each other up, to seek liberation in our bodies, and liberation of our spirits. Join Student Minister Alia Shinbrough in this service as we contemplate together what changes we must embrace, and what...

Duration:00:39:13

The Tree of Life, led by Rev. Jaye Brooks and Stephen Michael Smith

2/21/2021
"The Tree of Life" was a collaborative service on February 21, 2021. The sea islands people of America's southeast coast are descended from Africans brought to this country as slaves. The separation of the islands helped to preserve their Gullah culture and language. Rev. Jaye Brooks and Music Director Stephen Michael Smith first encountered songs of the Gullah people in workshops led by singer, composer, and musicologist Ysaye Barnwell. The service celebrated the stories and music of the...

Duration:00:39:01

Our 8th Principle?

2/14/2021
Unitarian Universalist congregations are considering adding an 8th Principle which speaks directly to the need to build the Beloved Community by working for racial justice, equity, and inclusion. How might we engage in this conversation? Led by Rev. Dr. Natalie M. Fenimore on Sunday, February 7, 2021.

Duration:00:43:25

Power and Possibility: We Vision a World

1/31/2021
Veatch Sunday began with the Worship Service, lifting up the theme: Power and Possibility: We Vision a World. We heard from multiple grantees about the possibilities envisioned by these leaders, and the world they are bringing into reality. Following the streamed service, Veatch staff and Governors joined the Coffee Hour. At 1:00 PM, the Annual Meeting explored live: Recovery in our Health, Economy and Democracy. Grantees spoke to their work in these areas, and to the powerful role of Veatch...

Duration:00:38:49

Remembering the Body - An All Long Island Service - led by Rev. Margie Allen, UU Fellowship of Stony Brook

1/24/2021
We gather this day, Unitarian Universalists living through a pandemic on Long Island, to acknowledge, thank, and bless our long-suffering and so far surviving bodies in this combined live and recorded service. This is a special service with all Long Island congregations participating. The Stony Brook congregation will serve as our tech host. Music is provided by Bethany Riddle, the Shelter Rock-organized Virtual Choir, Daniella, Ariana, and Pete Kata, and Dan Weymouth.

Duration:01:01:30

Old Lessons for a New Era, led by Rev. Jaye Brooks

1/17/2021
Old Lessons for a New Era, led by Rev. Jaye Brooks. When we remember the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday is now a national holiday, we honor the struggles and achievements of the civil rights movement and King's leadership. Those struggles live on in the movement for Black lives and the work of today's leaders. Dr. King's legacy isn't a page in a history book. His legacy is a commitment to practices and strategies that not only assert the inherent worth of every human being,...

Duration:00:49:20

After The Storm, led by the UUCSR Ministry Team

1/10/2021
In light of the events of this week, the UUCSR ministers offered a service of readings, music and prayer on Sunday, January 10, 2021. The planned service on the 8th Principle Service was rescheduled for February 7, 2021.

Duration:00:26:37

Soulful Sundown, January 2021

1/9/2021
Led by the Rev. Jennifer L. Brower with The Cosmic Orchestra

Duration:00:37:15

Hinge of the Year, led by the Rev. Jennifer L. Brower

1/3/2021
On the first Sunday morning of 2021, as we were poised on the Hinge of the Year, having left 2020 behind and just entering 2021, UUCSR members and our gifted professional soloists shared some of what they discerned in the strange days of the past year, and offered their hopes for the days ahead. Enjoy

Duration:00:47:37

Sublime Silence

12/27/2020
Service on December 27, 2020, Sublime Silence, was led by Seminarian Cassandra Montenegro. She wrote, "In Virginia Woolf's novel, To the Lighthouse, silence is both a welcome vehicle for inquiry into selfhood, and an oppressive force that unravels the self. How is it that we hold these two contradictions at once, and give silence the place it needs so that we come to know freedom for our selves?"

Duration:00:33:28

Light of the World Christmas Eve Service

12/24/2020
Readings and carols tells the birth story of Jesus of Nazareth, Light of the World, whose message of love and peace encourages each of us to be light-bearers in our time. Led by Rev. Jaye (Jennifer) Brooks

Duration:00:44:53

Winter Solstice Service

12/20/2020
The 2020 Winter Solstice Service was led by Student Minister Alia Shinbrough. They asked, "Are you looking to mark the Winter Solstice in a special way this year? Do you have practices around embracing holy darkness as a nurturing force in the cycle of seasons? Have you been yearning to create sacred spaces and experiences anchored in earth-based spiritualities?" If so, you're in the right place!

Duration:00:35:16

A Light in the Darkness: Hanukkah Memories

12/13/2020
This year Hanukkah, the Eight-day Jewish Festival of lights, was observed December 10-18. Unitarian Universalists honor the lessons of this Jewish celebration: the quest for religious freedom, and the times and places of miracles in our lives. Led by Rev. Dr. Natalie Fenimore, there were stories of Hanukkah memories which brought light in the darkness. The Young People's Choir participated.

Duration:00:45:40

The Face of Mystery, led by Rev. Jaye (Jennifer) Brooks

12/6/2020
As we entered the season of winter holidays, we prepared to celebrate the diversity of religious traditions within Unitarian Universalism. A UU who does not practice a particular faith-based celebration nonetheless honors it and those who do celebrate it. This Service explored some of the ways those traditions present a different face of the mystery that includes us all. Led by Rev. Jaye Brooks on Sunday, December 6, 2020.

Duration:00:42:39