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Here is a sample of past presentations made by our lay leaders and guest speakers, starting with the most recent.  Click on the title to go to the presentation.

From Gratitude to Kindness: A Spiritual Practice by Victor Ashear, July 9th, 2017

The Theology of Being More "Loveful" by Rev Kali Hayslett, June 25th, 2017

The Big Other by Ian Wallace, June 18th, 2017  (Here is the un-redacted source.)

The Big Five Theological Questions for Everyone by Victor Ashear, June 11, 2017

A Free and Responsible Search by Rev Kali Hayslett, May 14, 2017

Generosity of the Heart by Rev Kali Hayslett, April 2, 2017  (The entire Order of Service OOS )

Change, Renewal, and Hope by Bruce Andrews, March 26, 2017

Go West Young Man by Robert Tilden, March 19, 2017

Renewed Worldview by Wel Nelson, March 12, 2017

The Great Awakening Redux  by Ted Lapis, March 5th, 2017

The Shadow of a Doubt  by Robert Tilden, Feburary 12, 2017

The Roots of Reason in UU  by Victor Ashear, Feburary 5, 2017

What Pure Power Means: You Will Understand Presently by Robert Tilden, January 15, 2017


What Can UU's Learn from the Jewish Sabbath? Victor Ashear, August 14, 2016

Spiritual and Emotional Freedom During Difficult Times Michelle LaGory, July 17, 2016

I and Thou this Sunday Morning Robert Tilden, July 10, 2016

Freedom in One Life Bruce Andrews, July 3, 2016

The Gift of Vision Janet Ashear, June 5, 2016

What Authority Robert Tilden, May 29, 2016

Letting Go of Material Things Sue Roberts, April 24, 2016

Cultural Boundary Maintenance Robert Tilden, March 20, 2016

Balancing Diversity and Unity Victor Ashear, March 13, 2016

Making Sense of Pluralism Ronn Smith, March 6, 2016

Harmony Phil Gilmore, February 7, 2016

Dream Creation Cal Furnish , January 24, 2016

Creating Racial Equality

Janet Ashear, January 17, 2016

When We Get Stuck and Can't Forgive

Janet Ashear, November 29, 2015

Turning Forgiveness on its Head

Dawn Sopron, November 22, 2015

Prayer

Cal Furnish, August 30, 2015

On the Wings of Faith and Reason

Ronn Smith, July 26, 2015

Faith and Reason: Must They Be in Conflict

Victor Ashear, June 12, 2015

Gratitude: What Does That Feel Like?

Donna Pouliat, June 21, 2015

Gratitude Will Set Us Free

Ted Lapis, June 7, 2015

The Shifting Role of Faith Community Across a Lifetime

Michelle LaGory, May 3, 2015

Connecting With the Earth

Shannon Anderson, April 25, 2015

Shifting Energy: From Fossil Fuels to Climate Action

Janet Ashear, April 19, 2015

Becoming Aware of Interconnectedness

Skye Bensel, April 12, 2015

Environment As Sacrament: A Climate For Change?

Ronn Smith, April 5, 2015

God Revised: A Twenty-First Century View

Victor Ashear, March 1, 2015

What is This Thing Called Transformative Love?

Janet Ashear, February 22, 2015

Radiant Love

Cameo Galloway, February 15, 2015

Affirming and Promoting Transformative Love

Cal Furnish, February 1, 2015

A Story of Acceptance

Maya Gilmore, January 25, 2015

A Month of Sundays: From Inspiration to Despair and Back Again

Janelle Gray, November 30, 2015

Life, Death, Salvation? Do UUs and Religious Naturalists offer any wisdom to help us face the looming environmental crisis?

Janet Ashear, November 16, 2015

Religious Naturalism: From Enlightenment to Enchantment

Ronn Smith, November 9, 2015

Atonement and Self-Forgiveness

Victor Ashear, October 12, 2015

Thoughts on Forgiveness

Bruce Andrews, October 5, 2015

What Can Theology Do for Us?

Phil Gilmore, September 28, 2014

Smooth Stones and Jagged Rocks: UU Theology

Janelle Gray, September 21, 2014

"In Service of Nature"

Shannon Anderson, April 20, 2014

"Fine Tuning Service: A Personal Journey"

Janet Ashear, March 30, 2014

"Serving Compassion in a Cup of Tea"

Vivianne Tran, March 2, 2014

"Role of Service"

Robert Tilden, February 2, 2014

"Spirituality as a Guide to Service"

Phil Gilmore, January 6, 2014

"Let Spirit Move You"

Mary Rathbun, December 29, 2013

"What Makes Home a Home?"

Cal Furnish, December 15, 2013

"Service According to One's Means"

Bruce Andrews, November 17, 2013

"UU Tradition Service and Spirituality"

Victor Ashear, November 3, 2013

"Self-Reliance or Self-Sacrifice? The Troubled Marriage of American Individualism and Altruism"

Ronn Smith, October 6, 2013

"How Can I Help?"

Cal Furnish, April 7, 2013

"Daily Acts of Spirituality"

Kael Parker, March 17, 2013

"Breaking Trail on a Spiritual Path"

Janet Ashear, February 17, 2013

"The Spirituality of Music"

Stacy Page, February 3, 2013

"The Spirit of the Child"

Amy Andrews, December 16, 2012

"Can Coventing Enhance Our Spiritual Life?"

Victor Ashear, November 18, 2012

"The Spirituality of Living"

Phil Gilmore, November 4, 2012

"Old Dog, New Tricks"

Bill Bradshaw, October 21, 2012

"Internal Responses and Reactions Reflected in External Behaviors: Some Observations and Questions Regarding Spirituality"

Bruce Andrews, October 7, 2012

"Becoming Whole: Feeding and Working the Spirit"

Ronn Smith, September 16, 2012

"A Unitarian Universalist's Inquiry into the Nature of Personhood"

Cal Furnish, May 6, 2012

"Peaking Behind the Curtain."

Bill Bradshaw, April 1, 2012

"Beyond the Ideas of Right and Wrong. There is a Place. I Will Meet You There."

Leila Bruno, March 4, 2012

"Thoughts on Universalism."

Speaker's name withheld by request

"My Path to Deism."

Robert Tilden, February 5, 2012

"Hell? No."

by Verleen Parker, January 15, 2012

"Redefining Sin"

by Janelle Gray, December 4, 2011

"Religious Pluralism and Tolerance"

by Phil Gilmore, November 20, 2011

"Reflections on the Word God"

by Victor Ashear, November 6, 2011

"Death and Living"

by Bruce Andrews October 30, 2011

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"Is There a Place for God in Evolution?"

by Stacy Page October 16, 2011

"The World is so full of a Number of Things"

by Janet Ashear October 2, 2011

"Impressions of the Soul"

by Ronn Smith September 18, 2011

"Nature as a Conduit to Spirituality"

by Kris, April 17, 2011

"Scientific Agnosticism"

by Michelle LaGory April 3, 2011

"The Spirituality of Water"

by Bill Bensel, March 20, 2011

"Is There a God Worthy of Your Worship?"

by Roger Sanders, February 20, 2011

"What's in God's Name?"

by Amy Andrews, February 6, 2011

"Doubt: The Essence of UU"

by Phil Gilmore, January 2, 2011

"Taking a Hike and Keeping the Door Open: Spirituality Is Where You Find It (Or It Finds You?)"

by Bruce Andrews, November 21, 2010

"The Search For Meaning"

by Victor Ashear, November 7, 2010

"Why Do We Believe"

by Janelle Gray, October 17, 2010

"Unitarian Universalism: Reaping the Bounty"

by Bill Bradshaw, October 3, 2010

"Wisdom Without Creeds"

by Ronn Smith, September 19, 2010

"It's Never Too Late to Moisturize"

by Orlinda Worthington, March 21, 2010

"Spirituality for the Pragmatically Challenged: Composting for the Soul"

by Phil Gilmore, February 21, 2010

"Spiritual Goal Setting: The Art and Practice of Living a Spiritual Life"

by Kris, Irene Haus, January 17 2010

"Spiritual Goal Setting: The Art and Practice of Living a Spiritual Life"

by Connie Rawlings, January 3 2010

"The Seeds are Planted: Tending the Garden"

by Bill Bradshaw, December 6, 2009

"The Great Transformation"

by Victor Ashear, November 15, 2009

"The Answer I Wish I'd Given, Based on an Erika Hewitt sermon"

by Roger Sanders, October 18, 2009

"Saving Paradise"

by Janet Ashear, October 4, 2009

"Faith: the Fabric of Meaning"

by Ronn Smith, September 20, 2009

"Food Revolution"

by Bill Bensel, March 1, 2009

"Community of One"

by Harriet Elkington, February 15,,2009

"Empathy in Beloved Community"

by Victor Ashear, February 1, 2009

"What? Me Forgive?"

by Bill Bradshaw, January 4, 2009

"Beloved Community in Times of Disaster"

by Bruce Andrews, November 2, 2008

"Divided We Fall"

by Ronn Smith, October 4, 2008

"Reflections on MLK's Vision of Beloved Community"

by Victor Ashear, September 21, 2008

"The Walking Ticket"

by Rex Meyers, March 16, 2008

"Spirit of Activism--Saving a Wild Place"

by Liz Howell and Gregory Nickerson, November 18, 2007

"Transcendentalism: The Origin of the Spirituality Movement in America." by Victor Ashear, October 21, 2007

"Spirituality: What is it?  How do you recognize it?" by Ronn Smith, October 7, 2007

The Earth and the Sacred Liz Howell, April 15, 2007

World Religions: Confessions of a Syncretic Heretic  (pdf) Dana Lightsey, April 1, 2007

On the Wings of Faith and Reason Ronn Smith, March 4,2007

Do UU's Need the Bible? Victor Ashear, February 4, 2007

Global Warming: some considerations for UUs based on the Six Living Traditions  Ainslie Kincross PhD AIA January 21, 2007

"SHOULD UNITARIANS TOLERATE INTOLERANCE: PART II Or  Keep Your Faith out of My Government"   Janelle Gray [presented 1/7/07]

Does God Care About Your Pajamas? or The Trouble with Tolerance  Janelle Gray

"There is a Spirit which I feel"……..The Paradox of Mystery and Wonder or...Seven Paradoxes and a definition    Jane E. Wohl

Agnosticism*   Ronn Smith

Emerson   Victor Ashear

Candle Forever  Ethan Chartier

Ethics and Spirituality in Human Relations   Victor Ashear

Historical Roots of Unitarian Universalism   Victor Ashear

The Psychology and Spirituality of Intimate Relationships   Victor Ashear

Unitarian Universalism: What Next?*   Ronn Smith

Why the World Needs an Alternative Religion   Victor Ashear


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