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Weekly sermons from our Minister, Rev. Carol Bodeau, as well as lay members and guest speakers. Westside Unitarian Universalist Church is located in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Weekly sermons from our Minister, Rev. Carol Bodeau, as well as lay members and guest speakers. Westside Unitarian Universalist Church is located in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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Weekly sermons from our Minister, Rev. Carol Bodeau, as well as lay members and guest speakers. Westside Unitarian Universalist Church is located in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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English


Episodes

12.08.19 Defining Compassion

12/9/2019
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Presented by Nathan Schulman What does the word "compassion" mean? Does its meaning affect how compassion is demonstrated? We’ll look at the word compassion and its dictionary definition and compare that with what we think it means. And we’ll consider an alternative word that might help us to better express the emotions that we feel when there is a need to respond compassionately. *NOTICE* In most cases, the podcast consists only of the primary presentation. From time to time, our “Story...

Duration:00:14:59

11.17.19 We Remember: Transgender Day of Remembrance

11/18/2019
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Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence that year. As we strive to renew our commitment to being a Welcoming Congregation, we honor the lives and legacies of those who have suffered for being courageously authentic. And we reaffirm our intention as a community to be a place where we live our values, and all are welcomed. *NOTICE* In most cases, the...

Duration:00:23:09

11.10.19 Evolving an Abundant Life: David Howell

11/11/2019
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David's service two week's ago was about how creation and evolution don't have to be at odds with one another. Now David shows us how we can "evolve" ourselves to appreciate the abundance that is all around us. David says "How the ways in which evolution works might be applicable to the evolving of our individual, personal lives. Interaction with the congregation should happen." *NOTICE* In most cases, the podcast consists only of the primary presentation. From time to time, our “Story For...

Duration:00:39:39

11.03.19 A Celebration of Harvest

11/4/2019
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We can only harvest what we plant, only reap what we sow. The Celtic festival of Samhain—the original festival of autumn that has morphed into Halloween—is a celebration of enjoying what we have created, and planting seeds for the future. It is a time for giving thanks, and also for choosing wisely which seeds to save for future growth. Let’s contemplate if we are saving ‘good seed’ or hanging onto things that we don’t really want to re-seed into the soil of our lives. *NOTICE* In most...

Duration:00:19:15

10.27.19 Creation Vs Evolution: David Howell

10/29/2019
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These ideas are complementary rather than in opposition. This leads to a better understanding of living in a creative world and having a creative life. *NOTICE* In most cases, the podcast consists only of the primary presentation. From time to time, our “Story For All Ages” is also included; a question and answer period is sometimes included as well. Due to copyright law regarding music performances, music is never included.

Duration:00:34:27

09.29.19 Eternity (?) Presented by Merry Levering

9/30/2019
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You don’t have to work hard to have eternal life, the Hindus and Buddhists say. Just keep on doing what you are doing now. Are they right? Here’s a little evidence that may convince you. *NOTICE* In most cases, the podcast consists only of the primary presentation. From time to time, our “Story For All Ages” is also included; a question and answer period is sometimes included as well. Due to copyright law regarding music performances, music is never included.

Duration:00:36:37

09.22.19 Teshuvah: Returning to Ourselves

9/24/2019
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As the Jewish High Holy days begin, we have the opportunity to reflect, repent, and forgive ourselves and one another for the errors we have made. The gifts of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur can be great for any who are willing to enter into their holy reflection and humility, and the willingness to make peace with each other and the past. Rosh Hashanah begin on September 29 and Yom Kippur on October 8. *NOTICE* In most cases, the podcast consists only of the primary presentation. From time...

Duration:00:29:06

08.11.19 Life Transitions

8/11/2019
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Life Transitions Linda Fippin & Westside Members Life as a working adult is a series of transitions from one stage to the next – a first job, a job change, maybe even a complete career change, sometimes a job loss, and on to retirement. Each of these stages presents new experiences and challenges. In this “Voices of the Congregation” service, members of Westside will share their experiences and insights as they’ve made these transitions through their working lives. *NOTICE* In most cases,...

Duration:00:30:51

08.04.19 Youthful Voices: Seeing a World of Beginnings

8/5/2019
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Can you remember a time when the world was still new and most things you tried were for the first time? Your first day of school? The first time you traveled away from home? In this service focused on the perspective of children and youth, we ask those of all ages to consider where you too may be facing a beginning. Explore with us a childlike inquiry into what qualities we share at any age when we are willing to see with new eyes.

Duration:00:25:14

07.14.19 Our Martyrs and Saints

7/15/2019
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Our Martyrs and Saints Rev. Carol Bodeau There are many figures that Unitarian Universalism has held up as heroic or ‘saintly.’ Many of these are from the civil rights movement of the 1960s: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Unitarian minister James Reeb, and activist Viola Liuzzo. But our saints also include some other, less frequently mentioned characters: Jesus of Nazareth, singer John Lennon, and a wide range of personal heroes that we revere but may not name. What makes a hero? What...

Duration:00:41:49