Sermons & Newsletter – UU Church of Rutland

Archive for April 24th, 2017

April 16 J P Cass “Responsible Truth”

Posted by Tim on April 24, 2017

A free and responsible search for truth and meaning is one of our UU principles. What is a responsible search for truth – and what is our responsibility to search for truth? What do we do when truth itself is a point of contention, and we want to interact effectively with others who see the truth differently? We’ll examine the state of the art and science around humans and truth, including logical fallacies and cognitive biases (with useful handouts).

Click the arrow below to hear the sermon:

Posted in Sermons | Leave a Comment »

April 9 Rev. Barbara Threat “An Attitude of Prayer

Posted by Tim on April 24, 2017

What does prayer mean for Unitarian Universalists? Why would we pray, and when? What is prayer – a supplication, a bargain, an affirmation, a centering, or…? We’ll consider these questions and more, using prayers from many cultures and times.

Posted in Sermons | Leave a Comment »

April 2, 2017 Ray Merrihew “Shamanism”

Posted by Tim on April 24, 2017

One man’s journey to an unexpected spiritual awakening. Provided with loving parents, but also provided with feelings of being defective and second rate, from a minor, today, birth defect, this boy had no idea who he would be expected to become, and expected to do, some 60 years later. God gave him lots of support: The disease of addiction that forced and enabled his nascent spirituality to develop, and 35 years later, an Imperative urge, in June 2009, to seek spiritual work beyond AA. An Advance weekend Workshop on Shamanism was the first opportunity that arose.

Click the arrow below to hear the sermon:

 

Posted in Sermons | Leave a Comment »

March 26 – Nancy Weis “We Never Just Learn

Posted by Tim on April 24, 2017

“We Just Never Learn”: No matter how hard we try to share your hard-earned wisdom with a kid, they are going to make the same stupid mistakes we did. No matter what devastating lessons history teaches humanity, we seem doomed to repeat the errors of the past. So, how does civilization ever survive, and how can we help?

Click the arrow below to hear the sermon:

Posted in Sermons | Leave a Comment »