UU Church of Annapolis Podcast
Sermons by the ministers and guests at UUCA, "Where minds are free...and all souls are welcome!"
 
Dream Deferred

In this 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday, Rev. John takes on poverty, moral will and how to connect to King's vision of Beloved Community.  

Direct download: Dream_Deferred-final3.mp3
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The Prophethood of all Believers
"The Prophethood of All Believers"
Eleanor Piez, Intern Minister 
 
James Luther Adams, beloved UU professor of theology and ethics, understood our faith as "the prophethood of all believers." But prophets are often unpopular in their own times and communities. What does it mean for us to be a prophethood today? You will hear an update on UULM-MD's work during the upcoming legislative session.Music by Sara Jones.
Direct download: 01_The_Prophethood_of_All_Believers.mp3
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Countervailing Resonances

The election is a part of a narrative where countervailing forces are being called to rise up!  This is a pattern and cycle in our human evolution.  If you need some post-election context in the spirit of the holidays, this message is for you.

A special thank you to Dr. Mike Houge at Meadville Theological for his inspiration for this sermon.

Love,
Rev. John

Direct download: CR-sermn.mp3
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Once Upon a Time
 
'Tis the season for ... presence (which is this month's theme). So many of the holiday stories, songs, greetings and themes are all about presence - of looking for those spaces and places into which we can step and experience centering, wholeness and hopefulness. Think of the words, people and contexts in your life that reflect presence ...
Direct download: 01_onceuponatime.mp3
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Whose Story?

Who gets to tell the story of America?  What is His-story and Our-story?  What must we do now in this polarized time to promote our principles?  Rev. John answers these questions and more as he examines perspective and some of the stories that have led up to the new president-elect.

Direct download: WHse_sr.mp3
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The Sunday After

Our divided nation has gone to the polls to elect a new President; what do we do now? Is there any hope of becoming "The Reunited States of America"? Join me on this Sunday after the election as I assess where we might go from here.

Direct download: 2-01_Fred_Muir.mp3
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The Sunday Before I.

Very soon the nation votes for a new President. The country is divided.  It has become mean, ugly, and stress-filled. What's behind the divisiveness? Join me on this Sunday before the election for part one of this two part sermon. [This sermon was purchased by Charlie Gross at last November's basket auction.]

Direct download: 04_Sunday_Before.mp3
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Healing Alongside Death

Death is an inevitable part of life, but for those of us remaining after a loved one dies, we are left with myriad feelings, and perhaps wondering how to heal as we move through grief. El Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican celebration of death, that seeks to find joy in remembering our loved ones.

Direct download: death-stina.mp3
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Blessed Are The Healers

It seems that our culture is in desperate need of healers - people who can erect bridges to wholeness and health for the wounded and marginalized. Many talk with such admiration for people who are in positions of healing. Yet, healing comes in many different versions and styles. Join me as we look at healing and healers and decipher their power.

Direct download: 01_Track_1.wma
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Healing Neen - Trauma and Transformation

How do we develop our I AM, our self-worth in a world that labels us as less than worthy?  Hear the story of Tonier Cain and how she made her mess of a life into a powerful message of hope and transformation.  

Direct download: 01_NEEN.mp3
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