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Speaker: Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Furrer
Rev. Furrer preaching on the 2nd UU Principle.
Rev. Dr. Furrer preaching on the first UU principle. This is the first of seven-part series on UU faith.
Dr. Furrer, preaching with help from several congregants in an effort to help members know how to be more effective in reaching out to visitors and truly welcoming them. With special attention on what NOT to do. This is also a perfect lead in to … read more.
Honoring the Liberation Leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We will hear the prophetic voice of Dr. King’s ministry and leadership centered in liberation. He not only had a dream, he worked tirelessly for the rights of the poor and working class. He fought … read more.
Most UUs tend to think of our religion as confined to North America, and while that’s pretty much true, it was never wholly true and is less true as time goes on. A tribute to the Partner Church Movement with special attention paid to the … read more.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services with story, music, and song.
Reading: A Carol of Color by Mary Jenness – read by Aisha Hasuer
from A Treasury of African American Christmas Stories
Story: The Stolen Infant by Carl Scovel – read by Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Furrer
Holiday Children & Youth Service, replete with pageant. All-ages services and led by Rev. Furrer and Director of Lifelong Learning Aisha Hauser.
Speaker 1: It’s Christmas
time, so let’s listen to the traditional story about Jesus’ birth. Here’s how it goes.
Speaker 2: (recites) “Luke 2 King … read more.
Join Rev. Furrer as he preaches on the pagan roots at the heart of Christmas.
Christmas, Symbiosis, and Pagan Mysticism
Every year we’re implored from certain quarters that we need to “Keep Christ in Christmas.” At it’s best it’s an effort to de-emphasize the commercial and focus … read more.
At 9:00 a.m., join us as we celebrate the holidays with a hymn and carol sing-along. At 11:00 a.m., the East Shore Mighty Choir will deliver its annual Christmas Choir Concert featuring an eclectic mix of old and new favorites including a swing number celebrating … read more.
Rev. Furrer will speak on the heart of Christmas when its stripped of all the schmaltz and commercialism.
I want to talk about the heart, the essence, of Christmas.
It’s a holiday laden with myth—all holidays are laden with myth though few so
clearly as Christmas. … read more.
Plato considered the two greatest threats to the state to be the tyrant, and the sophist. Of the two, he considered the sophist far more dangerous.
“Sophistry and the Forthcoming 2020 Election”
This morning I shall be preaching
on the national election in 2020—367 days away. I … read more.
We used to celebrate Columbus Day. Now we celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day. The ambivalent legacy of Christopher Columbus and how it affects great swaths of Global social location, identity, and cultural understanding.
“The Spiritual Legacy of
This past week we celebrated
Columbus Day. I want to … read more.
In tribute to National Coming Out Day on October 11, I will be preaching on the life and research of Evelyn Hooker. Dr Hooker’s death in California twenty years ago passed relatively unnoticed, but people looking for modern heroes and heroines should take note: Evelyn … read more.
No one’s life is a cakewalk, whatever it may look like from outside. Some strategies for coping with impediments along life’s way to fulfillment.
and Setbacks On the Road to One’s Dreams”
This morning’s sermon was written was initially written at
the request of one of a … read more.