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Sunday, July 26 – Whole-Church Service: Love in the Time of COVID-19

Steven Leigh Williams

In the past few months, our world has changed in ways we could not have anticipated. Even the way we Love has changed – both as a feeling and as an action. As an active verb, Love is at once more strikingly intentional and painfully abstract. We are struggling to grasp a new language that we are making up as we go along. This process feels halting and uncomfortable, and yet it breaks us open to a deeper, more holy way of loving. In this interactive Zoom service, let us pause to take inventory of our new lives. What does love look like to you right now? How can you share love without sharing germs? What is bringing you comfort amid rampant division, isolation, and fear? Where is the sacred in the chaotic? Join me on Sunday to explore these questions together.
Check this week’s email newsletter, Highlights from the Hill, for the Zoom link, or watch live at 11:00 on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HopeUnitarianChurch

Sunday, July 19: Intersectionality of a Pandemic

Rev. Gary McAlpin

Intersectionality of a Pandemic

While many in our current pandemic have been able to relatively survive, many around the country struggle due to the levels of overlaying oppression and injustice present in everyday life. Today’s sermon will look at our levels of vulnerability and supremacy within this time of crisis.
On Sunday at 11:00 you can view this week’s service here: http://www.hopeuu.org/services/intersectionality-of-a-pandemic

Sunday, July 12: Beauty and the Beholder

Julia Harris

Beauty and the Beholder - July 12 2020

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Sunday, July 5: Moving from Protests to Organizing

Christy Emig, Project Director, ACTION

Moving from Protests to Organizing

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Sunday, June 28: Emergence

Rev. Tamara Lebak

Emergence - Sunday, June 28 - Rev. Tamara Lebak

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Sunday, June 21: A Father’s Day Celebration

James Donovan and Rick Eagleton

A Father's Day Celebration

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Sunday, June 14: Current Requirements of Our Faith

Paige Clark

Across the country and the world people are taking to the streets for black lives. What does our UU faith require of us in this moment in history? How can we engage in a movement in the middle of a pandemic? What are our options for activism, and what kinds of roles can we play? Join me for a virtual service where I’ll relay some ideas, resources, and encouragement for us to jump into the work that our faith calls us to do in 2020.

You can view the service here: http://www.hopeuu.org/services/current-requirements-of-our-faith/

Sunday, June 7: The Personal is Political, and Silence = Death: Reflections on Pride and How Our Faith Calls Us Forward

Steven Leigh Williams

I’ve been celebrating Pride since I was a UU teen standing on a flatbed in one of Tulsa’s first 10-truck Parades. Imagine my surprise when I moved back a few years ago to find the parade snaking through downtown streets filled with thousands of people! Much has changed for the LGBTQ+ community in my lifetime – and it’s come even further since Stonewall. My perspective has also shifted a lot as I’ve learned more about my history and heritage, both as a member of that community and as a Unitarian Universalist. Join me on Sunday for a stroll down memory lane and a look at how our roots are more important now than ever.
View the live stream of the sermon on our Facebook page on Sunday morning at 11 a.m.

Sunday, May 31: Whole-Church Service

Shelby Eicher, Janet Rutland, Nathan Eicher
This Sunday for the monthly Whole-Church Service our guest artists were musicians Shelby Eicher, Janet Rutland, and Nathan Eicher. Let’s enjoy the healing power of music together! We hope you will sing and dance along!

Sunday, May 24: COVID Consciousness

View the video and read the transcript of the service at this link: http://www.hopeuu.org/sunday-may-24-covid-consciousness-rev-greg-stewart/

Sunday, May 17: What Youth Want From Liberal Religion

View the video and read the transcript of the service at this link: http://www.hopeuu.org/sunday-may-17-what-youth-want-from-liberal-religion-rev-greg-stewart/

Sunday, May 10: I’m Not Religious, But I Am Spiritual

View the video and read the transcript of the service at this link: http://www.hopeuu.org/sunday-may-10-im-not-religious-but-i-am-spiritual/

Sunday, May 3: Concerning Character

View the video and read the transcript of the service at this link: http://www.hopeuu.org/sunday-may-1/

Sunday, April 26: How to Pray Without Being Religious

View the video and read the transcript of the service at this link: http://www.hopeuu.org/sunday-april-26-how-to-pray-without-being-religious/

Sunday, April 19: Coming of Age Sunday

View the video and read the transcript of the service at this link: http://www.hopeuu.org/sunday-april-19-coming-of-age-sunday/.

Sunday, April 12: “Easter for Skeptics”

View the video and read the transcript of the sermon at this link: http://www.hopeuu.org/sunday-april-12-easter-for-skeptics/ 

Sunday, April 5: “Enduring Betrayal”

View the video and read the transcript of the sermon at this link: http://www.hopeuu.org/sunday-april-5-enduring-betrayal/.

Sunday, March 22: “Ralph Waldo’s Obsession”

View the video and read the transcript of the sermon at this link: http://www.hopeuu.org/sunday-march-22-ralph-waldos-obsession/.

Sunday, March 15: “Mary Oliver’s Conversion”