The Vulnerability of Being Both/And

19th century author Alexis de Tocqueville speaks of American religion as being attracted to one extreme or another but leaving the middle way out. Is awareness of multiple choices in life better than a binary either/or approach to life? LISTEN:

Encouragement to Spiritual Growth

 Please join us as we continue our reflection on the UU principles by considering the third principle: As unitarian-universalists, we affirm and promote acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth. LISTEN:

Making Friends with Anxiety

How do we face anxiety in this uncertain time by embracing it rather than turning away? LISTEN:

The Ecology of Being: Saving the World for Democracy

This talk begins with recent examples of the stirring reclamation of damaged ecosystems around the world — instilling hope for our future — and ends with the implications of ecology for the conflict between capitalism and democracy. Along the way it explores the many metaphoric meanings of ecology, stemming from its etymological affinity with economics as … Continued

Valentine’s Day and the “L” Word

We know the usual theme for Valentine’s Day as Love. What’s another theme that is important to liberal religious communities? LISTEN:

Meadville, The I Kindest Community In America!

Can one single act of kindness create a ripple effect of such magnitude that the city of Meadville becomes known nationally as the friendliest, most generous and considerate community in the nation?  If so, what would it take to bring this vision to fruition?   LISTEN:

A Thirst for Wholeness

Carl Jung wrote about our universal human search for wholeness as ‘a thirst for wholeness’. How do we respond to this search in our society that is seemingly addicted to consumer goods and other immediate gratifications?   LISTEN:    

How Good to Center Down

The late theologian Howard Thurman wrote these lines “How good it is to center down! To sit quietly and see one’s self pass by! The streets of our minds seethe with endless traffic; Our spirits resound with clashings, with noisy silences, While something deep within hungers and thirsts for the still moment and the resting lull.” … Continued

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Realizing the Beloved Community in Meadville

“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Realizing the Beloved Community in Meadville,” is based on responses from several of Dr. Dixon’s friends to her question, “What do you think we are doing in Meadville to create our beloved community?”  The service will be led by Karen Schreiber Mason, Worship Committee Chair, and music will be selected … Continued