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The Emotional Places We Go

This sermon is from a service that was streamed on August 14, 2022 and led by Rev. Dawn Cooley. The theme for August is Balancing. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

23m
Aug 14
Our Community Table: Ending hunger together

This sermon is from a service that was streamed on July 24, 2022 and led by Michele Zurakowski. The theme for August is Balance. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

19m
Aug 07
Restoring Balance in Times of Ecological Crisis

This sermon is from a service that was streamed on July 24, 2022 and led by Rev. Brian Sauder. The theme for July is Balancing. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

17m
Jul 31
On the Mystery of Growth

This sermon is from a service that was streamed on July 24, 2022 and led by Nina Brewer-Davis. The theme for July is Balancing. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

17m
Jul 24
Keeping Balance

This sermon is from a service that was streamed on July 17, 2022 and led by Rev. Emily Gage. The theme for July is Balancing. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

16m
Jul 17
The Gates of Grief

This sermon is from a service that was streamed on July 10, 2022 and led by Rev. Dawn Cooley. The theme for July is Balancing. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

24m
Jul 10
Juneteenth's Relevance Today

This sermon is from a service that was streamed on June 19, 2022 and led by Rev. Dawn Cooley. The theme for June is Celebrating Blessings. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

14m
Jun 19
Blessings of Community

This sermon is from a service that was streamed on June 5, 2022 and led by Rev. Dawn Cooley. The theme for June is Celebrating Blessings. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

14m
Jun 12
25 Years: Reflections on Two and a Half Decades of Ministry

This sermon is from a service that was streamed on June 5, 2022 and led by Rev. Emily Gage. Rev. Emily Gage reflects on two and a half decades of ordained ministry. The theme for June is Celebrating Blessings. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

15m
Jun 05
The Memory of War

This sermon is from a service that was streamed on May 29, 2022 and led by Unity Temple members Gerry Messler and Ed White. The theme for May is Nurturing Beauty. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

13m
May 29
Vibrant Jostle

This sermon is from a service that was streamed on May 22, 2022 and led by Rev. Emily Gage. The theme for May is Nurturing Beauty. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

9m
May 22
Saying Goodbye

This sermon is from a service that was streamed on May 15, 2022 and led by Ministerial Intern mandi huizenga. The theme for May is Nurturing Beauty. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

10m
May 15
High School Bridging

This sermon is from a service that was streamed on May 8, 2022 and led by Justine Urbikas. The theme for May is Nurturing Beauty. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

24m
May 08
Who We Were, a UTUUC History Service

This sermon is from a service that was streamed on April 24, 2022 and led by Transition Team Members Shirley Lundin, Ralph Lee, Alison Price, and Ben O'Connor. The theme for April is Awakening. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

24m
Apr 24
Easter: A Cast of Characters

This sermon is from a service that was streamed on April 17, 2022 and led by Rev. Dawn Cooley. The theme for April is Awakening. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

19m
Apr 17
Good Bones and Blessed Rebels

This sermon is from a service that was streamed on April 10, 2022 and led by Rev. Emily Gage. The theme for April is Awakening. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

17m
Apr 10
Hope With Our Hands

This homily is from a service that was streamed on April 3, 2022 and led by Rev. Colleen Vahey. The theme for March is Renewing Faith. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

19m
Apr 06
What Faith Are We Renewing?

This homily is from a service that was streamed on March 27, 2022 and led by Rev. Scott Aaseng. The theme for March is Renewing Faith. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

18m
Mar 27
2 Years: A Ritual of Remembrance

This homily is from a service that was streamed on March 6, 2022 and led by Revs. Emily Gage and Dawn Cooley. The theme for March is Renewing Faith. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

36m
Mar 13
Probably Possible

This homily is from a service that was streamed on March 6, 2022 and led by Rev. Emily Gage. The theme for March is Renewing Faith. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

10m
Mar 06
Gathered in Covenant

This homily is from a service that was streamed on February 27, 2022 and led by Dr. Elias Ortega. What binds us together is not the content of our beliefs but our shared agreements of how we wish to live together as a religious and spiritual community, our covenants. Our covenants also hold us accountable to the aspirations of our faith and one another. The theme for February is Widening the Circle. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

19m
Feb 27
Friendly But Not A Friend

This homily is from a service that was streamed on February 20, 2022 and led by Rev. Dawn Cooley. The theme for February is Widening the Circle. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

18m
Feb 20
Digging into the 8th Principle

This homily is from a service that was streamed on February 13, 2022 and led by ministerial intern mandi huizenga. Let’s explore together what it would mean to “build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in our ourselves and our institutions.” You will be inspired and challenged by the music, stories and reflections. The theme for February is Widening the Circle. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

20m
Feb 13
Being a Teaching Congregation

This homily is from a service that was streamed on February 6, 2022 and led by a partnership of ministerial intern mandi huizenga and Rev. Dawn Cooley. The theme for February is Widening the Circle. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

19m
Feb 10
Being This Teaching Congregation

This homily is from a service that was streamed on February 6, 2022 and led in cooperation by ministerial intern mandi huizenga and Rev. Dawn Cooley. Unity Temple is a popular spot and has hosted many ministerial interns. But what does it really mean to be a teaching congregation, for the intern, the supervising minister, and the congregation itself? The theme for February is Widening the Circle. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

19m
Feb 06
It Takes Practice

This homily is from a service that was streamed on January 30, 2022 and led by Matt Meyer, guest worship leader. The theme for January is Living With Intention. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

13m
Jan 30
Intentionally Compassionate

This homily is from a service that was streamed on January 23, 2022 and led by Rev. Dawn Cooley. The theme for January is Living With Intention. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.

14m
Jan 23