Sermons & Newsletter – UU Church of Rutland

November 20, 2016 “Doubting is Not Enough” – Herb Ogden

Posted by Tim on November 28, 2016

November 20th: Herb Ogden “Doubting Is Not Enough” is the title of a 1982 book by Herb’s uncle Prof. Marshall Dimock, who was the first moderator of the merged Unitarian Universalist Association from 1961-64. If you’re a sadist, come watch non-Christian Herb try to extract some useful and maybe even inspiring observations from this Jesus-centered book. If not, come to console him at coffee hour.

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November 13th: Rev Barbara “Find a Stillness”

Posted by Tim on November 15, 2016

Coming five days after the election, with all the rancor that has involved, and just before we enter into the busy holiday season, this service will seek to provide a small oasis of calm and tranquility – maybe even a few moments of actual stillness. Breathe deep – and see you in church!

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October 30th: Fredda Mangel “Day of the Dead- Calling Out to our Ancestors”

Posted by Tim on November 15, 2016

October 30th: Fredda Mangel “Day of the Dead- Calling Out to our Ancestors” The Day of the Dead is a celebration that dates back hundreds o f y e a r s a n d recognizes the cycle of life and death. Please bring a photo or memento of a loved one who has passed to p l a c e  o n o u r community a l t a r . Blessed Be.

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October 2 – Dave Russell – It Ain’t Easy Being Green

Posted by Tim on October 4, 2016

It Ain’t Easy Being Green. An exploration of the disparities that exist between loft aspirations like reducing our carbon footprint and practical fact when they want to place a wind tower on the ridge line behind your house. The good news is that there are ways to resolve these issues. The bad news is that Vermont hasn’t figured them out yet.

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September 25 – Bill Harm – Litmus Test

Posted by Tim on October 4, 2016

Litmus Test – Applies not only to chemistry but to ideas, political matters, various environmental matter, and to people. What does our willingness to apply the “litmus test” to these different subjects mean in terms of our thinking process?

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September 18 2016 – Rev. Barbro Hansson – Our Inner Compass

Posted by Tim on September 25, 2016

Our Inner Compass is made up of four Cardinal Dimensions, the Mind, the Heart, the Spirit and the Soul.

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Aug 7, 2016 – Abi Sessions – “Lifting Our Lamps”

Posted by Tim on August 11, 2016

“Lifting Our Lamps: – Welcoming Refugees to Vermont” – Abi, a member of the Champlain Valley UU Society, will share her experience with refugees and her commitment to help Syrian refugees resettling soon in Rutland. She’ll talk about various ways we can all help. Members and friends are forming a special choir for the day – all are invited to join in the service with some special music. Rehearsals at Rutland UU Church Tuesdays July 26 and Aug 2 7:15-8:15 and at 9:30 on Aug 7 before the service.

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July 10 2016 Linda Bryant – “Hollywood and the Afterlife: How Tinsel Town’s Beliefs Coincide With Mine

Posted by Tim on July 30, 2016

July 10 2016 Linda Bryant – “Hollywood and the Afterlife: How Tinsel Town’s Beliefs Coincide With Mine

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May 1st: Rev. Lucy Ijams “Surprise!”

Posted by Tim on May 24, 2016

How to live with what is unexpected. You receive a windfall, or your car is rear-ended. For good or ill, the unexpected happens. What do we make of life’s surprises?

PLUS, after this service: “Unitarian Universalism Then and Now”: Rev. Lucy will lead a two-hour class after the Sunday service May 1st on the origins of our tradition. It will include some history, biography, theology, and time for participants to get to know each other better.

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April 24th: Rev. Lynn Ashley – “Creation and Creativity:

Posted by Tim on May 24, 2016

“Creation and Creativity: An Old Story and the Creative Process”

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