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July 30, 2017: Resolving Resentment Towards a God Not of My Understanding | Celso Mireles

8/3/2017
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How do we let go of resentments about our religious histories and find our own spirituality? Celso Mireles speaks about his spiritual journey, which leads from his Catholic roots to rebellion and judgement, and finally to a place of acceptance.

Duration: 00:15:44


July 23, 2017: Lessons from Sculptors and the Skin Horse | Rev. Kathy Baughman

8/3/2017
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Richard Rohr, contemplative Franciscan friar, says that “all great spirituality is about letting go.” In this sermon, Rev. Kathy Baughman explores the concept of “letting go," which is a strong component of Eastern and 12-Step spiritualities. We start “letting go” at birth when we leave the womb, and it continues right up until we die, when we surrender to leaving existence as we know it. Given that “letting go” is a life task that we will be asked to do again and again, this sermon...

Duration: 00:23:53


July 16, 2017: Letting Go of Neo-Liberalism: Religious Lessons from Global Politics | Emrys Staton

8/3/2017
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As the theology of UU-ism has often tracked progressive politics in the US, what does the shift of global liberal values mean for religious liberal values?

Duration: 00:26:46


June 18, 2017: Mark the Time | Rev. Susan Frederick-Grey

6/22/2017
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This will be the last service before the UUA Presidential election at General Assembly in New Orleans. Together, with leadership from the Board and staff, we’ll take time to mark the big week Rev. Susan and all of us are entering. We’ll send Rev. Susan off with blessings and honor this moment in the life of the congregation.

Duration: 00:04:08


June 11, 2017: One Last Thing | Rev. Susan Frederick-Grey

6/22/2017
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In the spirit of ambiguity, Rev. Susan will share some final wisdom, which, of course, may not be either final, nor all that wise.

Duration: 00:10:55


June 4, 2017:The Possibility in Ambiguity | Rev. Susan Frederick-Grey

6/14/2017
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Uncertainty, ambiguity, multiple truths – these could all be recipes for inaction and stagnation. However, this is the last thing we need right now. How can we as a people and as individuals find clarity and momentum for action, even in the midst of uncertainty? Text of Service

Duration: 00:24:26


May 28, 2017: From Jackhammers to Meditation: Spiritual Practices for Peace | Emrys Staton

6/14/2017
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A look at some faith-based resistance to war, and how we battle within ourselves for peace.

Duration: 00:18:12


April 23, 2017: When Humans Become Gods | Emrys Staton

5/14/2017
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April 23, 2017: When Humans Become Gods | Emrys Staton by UUCP

Duration: 00:23:10


April 16, 2017: Easter Celebration Sunday - Now More Than Ever | Rev. Susan Frederick-Grey

4/25/2017
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Velveteen Rabbit - what we put into community makes it real; not the building - the country was dying , people getting really sick.

Duration: 00:05:34


April 2, 2017: Money and Real Life | RogerJones

4/8/2017
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How we handle money can be a source of insight about how our spiritual approach to life developed and how it has evolved for us over the years. With stories about family life and overlooked inheritances, Roger Jones invites us to think about our personal relationships, our sense of self, our money, and those funny places where they overlap. Bio: A native of Indiana and Illinois, Roger is the senior minister of the UU Society of Sacramento, where he began serving as family minister in 2008....

Duration: 00:20:24


March 26, 2017: Nurturing the Inner Fires of Vision | Rev. Susan Frederick-Grey

4/3/2017
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Self-care, tending to the body, the soul and the spirit, is crucial in moments of challenge, tension, and fear. Even as we talk about justice and resistance, it is important that we tend to our spirits, our souls, that we nurture the goodness and fire of love within.

Duration: 00:16:26


March 19, 2017: Calling The Space Where Vision and Action Meet | Rev. Susan Frederick-Grey

3/27/2017
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Calling is a word I use a lot at UUCP. It is a word that has meaning in my own life and path. We use the word calling in our mission statement and when we talk about our vision. What does calling mean, and how does one discern and follow a call?

Duration: 00:10:37


March 12, 2017: Don't Just Do Something, Sit There! | Emrys Staton

3/20/2017
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Keen observation informs clear vision and effective action. From arid lands farming to liberation praxis to activism & resistance, the practice of being observant serves as the foundation for it all.

Duration: 00:22:42


March 5, 2017: Combined Campaign Kick-off: Now More Than Ever | Rev. Susan Frederick- Gray

3/13/2017
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Now more than ever, we are committed to making our congregation as strong as it can be to amplify our values and vision of justice, diversity and inclusion. Now more than ever, we need to invest in making our vision and values reality. This service is the kickoff to our combined stewardship and capital campaign to support our ministry next year and provide for greater accessibility and ministry capacity at UUCP.

Duration: 00:28:46


February 19, 2017: A Leadership Ethic of Love and Justice | Emrys Staton

2/26/2017
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What are the qualities we most seek in our leaders? What leadership do we need for today? In the leadership roles we hold (as parents, at work, in the community, in our families or households) what are the ethical principles that can help us lead in ways that encourage the values of love and justice.

Duration: 00:29:42


February 12, 2017: Multi-Gen Valentine's Day: RE Sunday (Petes's Dragon)| Katie Resendiz

2/19/2017
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February 12, 2017: Multi-Gen Valentine's Day: RE Sunday (Petes's Dragon)| Katie Resendiz by UUCP

Duration: 00:03:49


February 5, 2017: A Community of Love and Justice | Rev. Susan Frederick-Grey

2/12/2017
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Much theological work has been done to reveal the necessary connection of love and justice. What does this work offer to us as a community seeking to live at the intersection of love and justice

Duration: 00:26:16


January 29, 2017: Truth and Authenticity | Rev. Susan Frederick-Grey

2/5/2017
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One definition of authenticity is something being true. In leadership, there is much emphasis on the importance of authenticity. What does this mean even as we increasingly dispute facts and people talk about living in a post-truth age?

Duration: 00:21:06


Jan. 22, 2017: Getting Real | Rev. Terry Sims

1/28/2017
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In this post-inauguration sermon, Rev. Terry Sims suggests "I sometimes think that being 'real' with each other is overrated. After all, our authentic selves contain our worst as well as our best. On the other hand, if we are not who we truly and fully are, what is left for us to be with each other? Religious faith might provide a way out of this conundrum."

Duration: 00:22:14


January 15, 2017: A Powerful, Spiritual Authenticity | Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray

1/21/2017
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On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday, what are the ways we are called to courageous and bold love in these times? How do we develop and share a powerful, spiritual authenticity that engages us in the work of justice and liberation that is deeply rooted in love, in compassion, in life giving values?

Duration: 00:16:04

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