Audio Archive, Apr. 29 — International Rescue Committee

Our guest, Harold Schlechtweg, is Advocacy Coordinator of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Wichita. The IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered survive, recover, and control their future. In 2017 IRC helped resettle 365 refugees in Kansas — about half as many as IRC resettled here in 2016. Harold joins us to share their stories, and to warn that America’s formerly robust support for refugees is threatened now as never before, bringing us hope that with our help a new day for refugees can dawn again. Our convener is Elke Lorenz.

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Audio Archive, Apr. 22 — Today’s Another Earth Day

As we watch plants emerge from the earth, we remember how reliant we are on the planet itself. Forty-eight years ago when Earth Day was initiated, proponents saw the state of the Earth as a crisis. How has the Earth changed since then? How have we changed? How does the idea of emergence help us think about our relationship with the environment? How do we create the space for Earth to heal itself. Our convener is Jessica Sievers.

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Audio Archive, Apr. 21 — Studio Recital: Piano Students of Dr. Agustin Muriago, Dr. Slawomir Dobrzanski, and Dr. David Pickering

Studio Recital: Piano Students of Dr. Agustin Muriago, Dr. Slawomir Dobrzanski, and Dr. David Pickering, Kansas State University School of Music, Theatre and Dance

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Audio Archive, Apr. 21 — UUFM Singers Present Michael Oldfather’s Retirement Concert

A celebration of 21 years of music at UUFM with Music Committee Chair and Choir Director Michael Oldfather. Renea Reasoner, piano; Matthew Campbell, percussion; Slawomir Dobrzanski, piano; Matthew Meals, piano and electric bass; Michael Oldfather, director.

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Audio Archive, Apr. 15 — Gaia, Mother Earth and the Oneness of Everything

We welcome UU musician Jim Scott to help us celebrate the earth with original songs, readings, and personal reflections on the idea of Mother Earth or “Gaia” as one living organism. Our “spiritual response” in word and action is so timely now. Our convener is Rev. Jonalu Johnstone.

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Audio Archive, Apr. 8 — What We Do at the Medical Mission

Maeve and Kathleen Tanona share their experiences in Haiti, where they traveled for a week with Manhattan Medical Missions at the end of February. Our convener is Rev. Jonalu Johnstone. A special thanks to Sylvia Beeman for this month’s sculpture display in the sanctuary.

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Audio Archive, Apr. 1 — Jesus and Elvis: Is This Some Kind of Joke?

There are lots of parallels between Jesus and Elvis — both were called Kings. Many people claim to have seen them after their deaths. And they share many of the same followers. No disrespect intended; I love them both. Into every culture emerges the images, icons, heroes and saviors people need. Our convener is Scott Tanona. A special thanks to Sylvia Beeman for this month’s sculpture display.

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Audio Archive, Mar. 25 — Balance of the Seasons: Living through Storms

With spring in our part of the country come storms. Though we may have reached a balance of light and darkness, the changes in atmosphere and temperature produce clashes that seem to defy balance. So it is in our lives. We often feel like we’re trying to reach balance in the midst of driving wind and pounding rain. Our convener is Rob Morrison.

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Audio Archive, Mar. 18 — Being Hear: A Beat, a Bishop and a Buddist

This morning, we welcome Bernard Norcott-Mahany, from Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church (SMUUCh), as we continue our popular Kansas Pulpit Exchange series. Our convener is Katie Kingery-Page.

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Audio Archive, Mar. 11 — Balancing the Demans of Justice

On the second Sunday of every month, our offering goes to a group in the community that lives out our ideals. That’s just one of the ways that we work in our lives to make a difference in the world. How do we balance the demands of justice with everything else that life throws our way? How do we create the just and compassionate world we want to have exist? Our convener is Jayci Hamm.

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