Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign
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Recorded live February 14, 2016. Unmentionables, Sermon by the Reverend Doctor Janet Newman.

With a title like this, what do you think of? What is unmentionable to you? Could it be (gasp) money? My sermon will risk offending as I speak directly about UUCUC, the Unitarian Universalist Association, and their spiritual connection to our lives.

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Recorded live February 7, 2016. Celebrating Our Caring Congregation, presented by the Care Core Committee.

In loving memory of Holt Babbitt, Peri Ceperley, and Carolyn McMahon

 "I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy.
  I woke and I saw that life is all service.
   I served and I saw that service is joy."
                                   - Kahlil Gibran

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Recorded live January 31, 2016. Mission: As Fire Exists by Burning, sermon by the Reverend Dr. Janet Newman

"The church exists by mission as fire exists by burning." - Emil Brunner

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Recorded live January 24, 2016. Moving Forward, presented by Sam Beshers and the Worship Committee

"Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaptation but through daring." - Henry Miller

" Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future." - Niels Bohr 

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Recorded live January 17, 2016. The Humanity of Heroism:
Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. , 
sermon by the Rev. Dr. Janet Newman

 

This sermon will explore the words of Dr. King in the context of a work of fiction by Ernest J. Gaines titled A Gathering of Old Men. Both thinkers have much to tell us about race relations in our time.

 

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Recorded live January 10, 2016. Generational Reflections:
Honoring Octogenarians and Nonagenarians
, Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Janet Newman and others

This is the first in a series of homilies in which congregants in different generations – beginning with the eldest one – will speak about their insights and observations through their years. We will learn from the wisdom of these elders this month, and other months will feature other generations. 

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Recorded live January 03, 2016. For the Time Being, Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Janet Newman

 

"Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow; The year is going, let it go;Ring out the false, ring in the true."
Lord Alfred Tennyson, adapted from "In Memoriam"

 

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Recorded live December 27, 2015. The Poetry of Winter, presented by Beth Cobb and the Worship Committee  

 

"The pine stays green in Winter ... wisdom in hardship."
- Norman Douglas

 

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Recorded live December 24, 2015. Christmas Eve Candelight Service, Sermon by The Rev. Dr. Janet Newman and Dr. Cindy Wakeland

 

 

 

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Recorded live December 13, 2015. A Nativity Story, by Anine Singh-DeGrood 

"For someone on earth will see the star, someone will hear the angel voices, someone will run to Bethlehem, someone will know peace and goodwill. The Christ Child is born!"
-Ann Weems

 

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Recorded live December 06, 2015. Community Capacity Building & Handwriting on the Wall, presented by The Partner Church Committee and the Rev. Dr. Janet Newman

"We have learned to be citizens of the world, members of the human community."

- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

 

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Recorded live November 29, 2015. Revisiting the Secret of Giving Thanks, presented by the Worship Committee  

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Recorded live November 22, 2015. Breaking Bread Together, sermon by the Reverend Dr. Janet Newman and Dr. Cindy Wakeland

"Harvest, oh! harvest your hour. While life is abloom with youth."
-Pierre de Ronsard

 

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Recorded live November 15, 2015. Into The Unkown, sermon by the Reverend Emmy Lou Belcher

"In the middle of the journey of our life, I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost."
-Dante AlighieriThe Divine Comedy

 

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Recorded live November 8, 2015. Veterans and Remembrance, sermon by the Reverend Dr. Janet Newman

“Praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear. "
- Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well

 

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Recorded live November 1, 2015. Hurtling Through Space, sermon by the Reverend Dr. Janet Newman

“Nobody likes change...except a wet baby."
- Source Unknown

 

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Recorded live October 25, 2015. Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World, sermon by the Reverend Dr. Janet Newman

“Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I'll forgive Thy big one on me."
- Robert Frost

 

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Recorded live October 18, 2015. The United Nations at 70 and the Immigrant Experience, sermon by the Reverend Dr. Janet Newman

“We have learned that we cannot live alone, at peace; that our own well-being is dependent on the well-being of other nations, far away...."
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

 

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Recorded live October 11, 2015. Heroes of Our Hearts, Part 1, sermon by the Reverend Dr. Janet Newman.

“Be free, all worthy spirits, and stretch yourselves for greatness and for height."
- George Chapman

 

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Recorded live October 4, 2015. Crossing the Bridge to Selma, sermon by the Reverend Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed

“One more river, that's the river of Jordan, One more river, There's one more river to cross."
- Anonymous

 

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