Past Worship Services & Sermons

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Sunday, March 17, 2019: "WORLDLY INFLUENCES ON YOUR SPIRITUAL POTENTIALS FOR COMPANIONSHIP & COMMUNITY: Picking Sides"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

Worship Associate: Lia Cannon

Companioning could be considered one of the great human spiritual potentials - being able to join others on their journeys and quests and to be joinable in ways that are rewarding and fulfilling.  The potentials.are innate, having tested out as genetially essential for the well-being of the human species and of others - capacities for cooperation, competition, creativity, discernment, judgment.  But their development for benefit or detriment depends on the influences of one's world as well as one's will.  What would life be if these potentials weren't developed positively?  What are the worldly influences by which the potentials for companionship and community are nourished or impaired?   For example, remember the youthful experience of picking up sides for games (and now for adult games)?  How does where we are in the picking order influence our sense of connection to others?   (And, for Sunday March 24, what can you do to influence your own potentials for companionship and community - and how can you also influence the influences of the world?)


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Sunday, March 10, 2019: "POTENTIALS FOR COMPANIONSHIP: Were You Cut Out for a Team Roadtrip?"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan
Worship Associate: Patti Hanks

One metaphor for life is that it is a journey on a long and winding road, up a high and misty mountain.  if so, is it a journey we have to make alone, without companions?  Do we have the potentials necessary to go on the journey and complete it?  Do we have the potentials for being and having companions on the journey?  Or is the journey a matter of fulfilling the very potentials that let us set out?


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Sunday, March 3, 2019: "Gratitude and Generosity - And the missing piece is...?"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Courtney Allen
Worship Associate: Susan Burnore

Gratitude leads to generosity which leads to more gratitude which leads to more generosity...Doesn't it?  Is there a piece missing in that equation?  Courtney Allen and Susan Burnore discuss what they're grateful for and how that gratitude inspires them.   Bill Motter serves as Worship Associate, and the UUSP Choir sings along with director Jon Arterton and pianist Teresa Ancaya.


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Sunday, February 24, 2019: "TO BE BELOVEABLE OR NOT TO BE BELOVEABLE: Do You Have a Say?"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan
Worship Associate: Sarah Craig

So we have potential(s) that can develop into the spiritual quality of being loveable and beloved.  The world has no small amount of influence in promoting and affirming whether these potentials are fulfilled.  How can we (if at all) influence over our own loveableness in the face of genetics and the world?


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Sunday, February 17, 2019: "BELOVEDNESS IN THIS WORLD: What Are Its Chances?"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan
Worship Associate: Susan Burnore

Whether or not belovedness is an innate human potential, are there worldly factors that influence its emergence or submergence? 


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