As we approach the traditional Christian observance of “All Saints’ Day”, our Guest Minister, Rev.Dan King will share reflections about the sacrifices of several of our many remarkable Unitarian and Universalist ancestors. Our Guest Minister for this service, Rev. Dr. Dan King, recently retired … read more.
Speaker: Pulpit Guest
The dog days of summer are officially upon us. Perhaps it’s a good time to take a few moments, relax, and reflect on our journey through the stages of our lives. Bill will share some recent insights about the natural life cycle as well as some encouraging news about what we can expect as we age.
A compelling teaching from the Epistle of James reads, “Removing action from faith is like removing breath from a body. All you have left is a corpse.” Religious progressives have allowed the faith narrative in Texas to be dominated by an extreme vocal sect of one religion. No wonder our state is on life support!! Come hear why breathing UU faith into the body politic will literally transform us from a near death experience into a state of living, loving souls!
On this 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots (the symbolic beginning of the gay rights movement), we consider why remembering this event is important. We will also consider whether “Gay Pride” has outlived its purpose and whether there might be a spiritual component to “Gay Pride'”.
Ralph Waldo Emerson told us, “Friendship demands a religious treatment.” In this sermon guest minister the Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen will offer of a spirituality of friendship that draws upon Unitarian Universalism Transcendentalist roots. Dr. Bossen currently serves as the interim senior minister of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston. His blog can be found at www.colinbossen.com.
Dr. Bossen and Rev. Becky are exchanging pulpits this Sunday. Becky will be in the pulpit at First UU while Dr. Bossen graces the Emerson pulpit.