Services

General Assembly from 2018

We will watch the video of the 2018 GA opening worship ceremony followed by group discussion moderated by Laurie Parendes  

May I Suggest

LISTEN: READ HERE “May I suggest, may I suggest to you; May I suggest this is the best part of your life.” This refrain from a lovely song by Susan Werner (which we will hear this morning) offers us a frame for exploring with Rev Robin the themes and messages she has shared with us … Continued

Beloved Community for All: Welcoming and Including Our Transgender Congregants

LISTEN: The Spring 2019 issue of UU World included an article which was meant to provide information about transgender issues within the UUA.  Instead, its insensitive format provoked hurt, dismay and anger in the UU trans community.  This service will explore the language and approaches we can use in interacting with our trans congregants.  

Come and Find Out!

LISTEN: READ HERE Come be in community for the community, rather than the sermon topic. Rev. Robin will preach. You’ll leave with a pebble in your shoe, as usual. Promise.  

Monuments and Memorials in Our Own Front Yard

Diamond Park is a gem in downtown Meadville.  We will take a walking tour of the park highlighting it’s history, development, monuments and memorials on the eve of Memorial Day.

The Answer is Everything

LISTEN: Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker How do we move from scarcity thinking to abundance thinking when our lives feel stuck, we are ill or under duress, or the future looks bleak? In this sermon for Flower Communion Sunday, during the blossoming of Spring, Rev. Robin will explore with us the spiritual, physical and emotional benefits … Continued

Nurturing

LISTEN: What is nurturing? How are we nurtured? How do others nurture us? How do we nurture others? How do we nurture ourselves? An exploration.

Thank You For Being Such A Pain

LISTEN: READ HERE Whether we enjoy it or not, we learn valuable spiritual lessons from the difficult people in our lives – those whom we know and love, those we work with, attend church with, and those whom we encounter more randomly. This morning, we will explore the inherent presence of the “prickly” in our … Continued

Trusting Strangers, Trusting Ourselves

LISTEN: Who we trust has changed over the years.  When we lived in small communities, we trusted our immediate neighbors.  We shopped on credit and bartered for goods and services. Now we put our trust in complete strangers we meet online.  How can we take this blind trust and apply it to our relationships?  How … Continued

Barefoot Believers

LISTEN: READ HERE Did you know that    Orthodox Jews like  Moses are instructed to never go without shoes because it might lead them astray? Whereas, Jesus walked his lonesome valley mostly barefoot and no one seemed all that bothered. As religious freethinkers, we UUs are not keen on the idea of limiting our options. Essentially, … Continued