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March 30, 2014

A CATHOLIC SISTER’S REFLECTIONS ON VATICAN II, POPE FRANCIS,

AND THE JOURNEY TOWARD JUSTICE

Sr. Diane Donoghue

 

Sr. Diane Donoghue entered the Sisters of Social Service in 1954, and has been working for the most vulnerable members of society ever since. In 2012 she began travelling across the United States with “Nuns on the Bus,” speaking passionately for issues of social justice. This year their focus is on Immigration, so her presence with us today ties in with Emerson’s work as well.

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March 23, 2014

OUR LOVE OF CHILDREN AND OF
OUR EARTH:

A DELICATE BALANCING ACT

The Reverend Anne Felton Hines

 

We speak often about our love of Mother Earth, and the many ways we are destroying her, and steps we need to take to reverse the trend. But often absent in that conversation is any talk about the swift growth of the world’s population, and the effect that may be having on the environment. What are the challenges of such a conversation? What role does or should religion play in it?

As a member of this faith that “affirms and promotes the Interdependent Web of existence,” Tracy Watkins has chosen this as her auction-won sermon topic

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March 16, 2014

AN INTERGENERATIONAL CELEBRATION OF PURIM

Emmalinda MacLean and The Reverend Anne Felton Hines

 

This playful service for all ages will recount the Jewish story of Purim and how the courageous, clever queen Esther saved her people from annihilation.  Children, youth, and adults are warmly invited to participate with masks, music, and interactive storytelling as we rediscover this ancient and exciting tale!

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March 9, 2014

FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD

Sara LaWall, Ministerial Intern

 

Celebrate Emerson and our path together as we share what we love about this church and this faith and our dreams for the future.  Just as Dorothy and her companions made their way to the Emerald City, so too have we as Unitarian Universalists and as members of this beloved community journeyed together with brains, heart, and courage to discover we already have what it takes to realize our dreams.

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March 2, 2014

THE SOURCES OF OUR FAITH:

JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN TEACHINGS

Reverend Anne Felton Hines

The fourth in a series on the roots—or “sources”—of our Unitarian Universalist faith, Reverend Hines will explore some of the teachings from Judaism and Christian that have influenced our own tradition.

 

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AMAZING GRACE

February 23, 2014
AMAZING GRACE

Reverend Tamara Casanova Suzuki

 

What relevance does the concept of grace hold in our lives as Unitarian Universalists? Come join our guest in the pulpit this morning, Rev. Tamara, as she explores this topic.

Our guest this morning is the Rev. Tamara Casanova Suzuki. She currently serves as the Acting Associate Minister at Pacific Unitarian Church in Rancho Palos Verdes. Rev. Tamara is a recent graduate of Claremont School of Theology (summa cum laude!) and was ordained by the Monte Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Montclair in June 2012.

The Emerson Choir, under the direction of Gavin Thrasher, will sing “A Welsh Lullaby” by K. Lee Scott.

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February 16, 2014

SUSAN B. ANTHONY AND

OUR RIGHT TO VOTE

Reverend Anne Felton Hines

 

The Unitarian woman who went to jail rather than paying a fine for voting turns 194 years old on Feb. 15 – yet still has much to say to us about the sacredness of having a voice in public policy. It is especially important in these times, when the right of certain groups of Americans to vote is being threatened once again.

 

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February 2, 2014

THE SOURCES OF OUR FAITH:

WISDOM FROM THE WORLD’S RELIGIONS

Reverend Anne Felton Hines

 

This is the third in a series exploring the roots—or “sources”—of our Unitarian Universalist faith. How do the beliefs, rituals, and traditions of some of the great religions of the world inform our own?

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BORDER CROSSINGS AND BLESSINGS

January 26

BORDER CROSSINGS AND BLESSINGS

Sara LaWall

Ministerial Intern

Educational and cultural scholar, Henry Giroux, first coined the phrase, “border crossings” as metaphor for how we engage with the world in an ever-growing global community where we must grapple with the intersections of cultures, languages, identities and more.  Our faith also asks us to consider those intersections as we serve the world and this church; to work toward a vision for our future as a congregation and a global community—filled with peace, justice, equity and compassion.  As we engage in the work of our faith, what borders might we have to cross?  As this congregation engages in a visioning process for the future on this very afternoon, what are the challenges that hold us back, the internal road blocks that keep us from crossing those borders and ultimately prevent us from accessing the blessings found “on the other side”?

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The Truth About Growth

January 19, 2014

THE TRUTH ABOUT GROWTH

Reverend Anne Felton Hines

 

When we embarked on a Visioning process five years ago, the majority of participating Emersonians expressed a vision for growth in membership. What does it mean to grow our membership? What are the benefits? What are the losses? Will that remain a vision for Emerson’s future?

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