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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Audio Archive, Mar. 4 — Lessons from Tai Chi: The Difference Between Balance and Stability

Tai Chi concerns itself with many physical objectives: relaxation, breathing, precise movement, interaction between mind, body and spirit. Perhaps nothing more defines it, though, than the practice of balance. Jonalu’s more than twenty years’ practice of Tai Chi has brought a variety of insights about balance that apply beyond the physical body. Mark Moser assists with the Tai Chi demonstrations. Our convener is Chris Bailey.

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Audio Archive, Feb. 25 — The Perseverance of the Outsider

As UU’s we often feel like outsiders in the culture. Perseverance for outsiders may look different than for insiders. A key is finding connection, no matter who we are to others, no matter who they are. Our convener is Elke Lorenz.

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Audio Archive, Feb. 18 — Following the Pulse of Life to Persevere

Wendell Berry writes, “When despair for the world grows in me … I go and lie down where the wood drake rests …” Returning to nature, especially the cycles of nature and the pulse of life can revitalize and fill us so that we can persevere. Our convener is Mark Mayfield.

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