Audio Archive, Feb. 4 — How Do We Persevere?

For many of us, it’s been a tough year. Hanging in there, whether from personal disaster or political turmoil, is easier said than done. How do we keep going when we’re discouraged, depressed, or downcast? We’ll consider what science, our faith, and that of others have to teach us to help us keep on keeping on. Our convener is Marisa Larson.

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Audio Archive, Jan. 28 — The Promise and Practice of Our Faith

Imagine what our faith would look like if we upheld and centered the history, the perspectives, the voices, and the leadership of Black Lives of Unitarian Universalists. What truths might we hear? What might we learn? How might these leaders teach us to be better allies, better siblings in faith, and better citizens in our community? The service weaves together writings of UUs of color with a ritual, which … set intentions which honor the past, but lean strongly into the future. Our convener is Rev. Jonalu Johnstone.

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Audio Archive, Jan. 21 — The Gift of Starting Over

Rev. Jill Jarvis, of the Unitarian Congregation of Lawrence, reflects, “New beginnings are often forced upon us by inevitable change and loss. But it’s also possible to offer ourselves the gift of starting over, intentionally taking the risk of moving beyond the familiar, safe, and comfortable. When is change an unhealthy avoidance of what is broken? Is change for the sake of change ever a good idea? Join us as we look both forward and backwards in the times of our lives, with creativity and intention.” Our convener is Katie Kingery-Paige, who filled in for Diane Barker.

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Audio Archive, Jan. 14 — Where Do We Go from Here? The Poor Peoples’ Campaign Past and Present

Martin Luther King, Jr., was planning a Poor Peoples’ Campaign to draw attention to the suffering of people and to declare the connections among systemic racism, poverty, and militarization. It happened even without Dr. King, yet issues remain. Only by thinking through the connectedness of issues … can we address them with intention. Our convener is Rob DeLong.

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Audio Archive, Jan. 7 — Being Intentionally UU

As we enjoy the traveling General Assembly chalice, we’re reminded of our connection with Unitarian Universalism. How do we intentionally live our identities as UU’s? What difference does it make in our lives? Our convener is Christopher Renner.

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Audio Archive, Dec. 31 — Notable Deaths of 2017

Our speakers are Larry Weaver, Doug Walter, Susan Adamchak, Elke Lorenz, Michael Oldfather, and Tom Phillips. Our convener is Michael Oldfather.

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Audio Archive, Dec. 24 — Music and Readings for Christmas Eve

Contributors to this morning’s service include: reader Susan Adamchak; special music from Kristan Corwin, Jonalu Johnstone, Marisa Larson, Elke Lorenz, Larry Weaver, and Carolyn Ferguson; candle lighters and coffee providers: the Tanona family, Betty Banner, Susan Adamchak, Mark Clarke, and Christopher Renner. Our convener is Elke Lorenz.

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Audio Archive, Dec. 17 — Longing for Hope

Enjoy this Sunday service filled with holiday music as we continue to explore our longings for hope in the darkest season of the year. The reflection is given by Rev. Jonalu Johnstone. Our convener is Tom Phillips.

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Audio Archive, Dec. 10 — Kansas Pulpit Exchange with Rev. Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan

Rev. Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Topeka joins us this morning. Our convener is Jessica Sievers.

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Audio Archive, Dec. 3 — From Despair to Hope: Radical Reversal

True hope, theologically speaking, runs much deeper than “I hope you have a happy holiday.” Hope aims for more than a specific wish or simply glossing over troubles. We don’t need hope when times are good. How, though, do we find it when we do need it — in the depths of despair? Can we banish deep sadness and helplessness by rediscovering hope? Rev. Jonalu Johnstone is our speaker. Our convener is Dick Beeman.

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