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The Worm In the Apple

We probably mostly agree that nothing and nobody is perfect. But how much imperfection are we willing to accept? At what point do we stand up and demand change, or turn and walk away? How do we find the balancing point?

Share the plate: LUS – Latinos Unidos Siempre
Celebrant: Janet Stevens, Anchor: Becky Harrison
Music: Zak Zundel

Free Range Chicken

It is has become so normal for chickens to be confined to a tiny cage that those few who aren’t have nowadays got a fancy name: Free range chicken. Like that’s some kind of exotic specialty. Have we, in some ways, become accustomed to life being parceled up in little rectangles?

Share the plate: LUS – Latinos Unidos Siempre
Celebrant: Sara Pickett, Anchor: Laura Christian
Music: Jason Wenger, Jon Chinburg leads Hymns

Consuming Happiness

The pursuit of happiness; is it ever done and can happiness be maintained? In today’s culture of more is better how can an elusive thing like happiness survive?

Share the plate: LUS – Latinos Unidos Siempre
Celebrant: Lennie Martin, Anchor: David Gortner
Music: Laura Christian

Dr. Seuss, Mr. Rogers, and Sesame Street

Sharing the story Apple Pie Fourth Of July, by Janet S. Wong. Learn about cultural differences and acceptance.

Share the plate: RE Fund
Celebrant: Gloria Holland, Anchor: Sara Pickett
Music: Zak Zundel

Spirituality in a Scientific Age

Science & Theology Series [Part 6 – Final]: How may we live with depth and integrity in light of what the careful observation of nature reveals about the Universe and humanity? Do these revelations undercut spiritual experience, or deepen it? Do they weaken our moral sense, or strengthen it?

Share the plate: HOME Youth and Resource Center
Celebrant: Sara Pickett, Anchor: Laura Christian
Music: Ryan Amend

Mind, Brain, & Spirit

Science & Theology Series [Part 5 of 6]: We know that we are experiencing, and we know the brain has something to do with it. But what is the relationship between the physical brain and the intangible realm of experience? Is there any experience apart from a living brain? How can we know if there is or isn’t?

Share the plate: HOME Youth and Resource Center
Celebrant: Laura Christian , Anchor: Geoff Hutchinson
Music: Guy Hallman

The Princess and the Pea

This classic story helps us understand how an over-sensitive, over-critical attitude can make it impossible to ever be satisfied and happy.

Share the plate: HOME Youth and Resource Center
Celebrant: Janet Stevens, Anchor: Tom Ellis
Music: Laura Christian

Evolution and Creation

Since the dawn of self-awareness, humanity has wondered how we came to be and what is our relation to the other animals. Darwin’s theory of evolution provided a scientific answer at odds with traditional theological answers, and the debate has raged ever since. What does ‘evolution’ mean? How strong is the evidence for it? What are the arguments against it?

Share the plate: Salem Harvest
Celebrant: Sara Pickett, Anchor: Geoff Hutchinson
Music: UUCS Choir

Universe and Cosmos

Science & Theology Series [Part 3 of 6]: How big is the Universe? What patterns can be seen in the big picture? How has it developed? Where did it come from and how did it get started? What is the place of planet Earth in the cosmic scheme? Is the known Universe all there is to reality?

Share the plate: Salem Harvest
Celebrant: Steve Rosen, Anchor: Becky Harrison
Music: Zane Burger