Saved. Again. And Again. And Again

Sunday, 11.19.2017
The Rev. Diane Dowgiert
If salvation is for this life and not something only to be achieved upon death, then it is possible to be saved again and again and again. We lift up the worth and ultimate value of Unitarian Universalist congregations; places where lives are saved and people are made whole. Our guest speaker serves as Interim Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greensboro, NC. She is a graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry with nearly 20 years of experience as a congregational pastor.

Healing the Great Divide

Sunday, 11.12.2017
Americans may be more polarized today than we’ve been in 150 years, since the Civil War. Divisions of religion and politics, socio-economic status, race and region, threaten the fabric of our society. Are the divisions hopeless, or is there reason to be optimistic? Perhaps there’s a chance to learn to talk to each other, and — just maybe — learn to listen. Rev. Lisa R. Schwartz explores what binds and blinds us, and offers hope for a more united future.

Never Fully Extinguished

Sunday, 10.29.2017
The Rev. Lisa Romantum Schwartz
We are never truly severed from those we have loved, even when they pass into the great mystery called death. As the days get shorter and cooler many cultures celebrate our ongoing connections with our dearly departed loved ones. Halloween, Día de los Muertos, Feast of the Ancestors — all help us call to mind those lights that will never be fully extinguished.

Love and Loyalty

Sunday, 10.22.2017
The Rev. Deborah Cayer
In a world convulsing with change, our Unitarian Universalism is a tiny movement with big vision, principles, and values. How might the world be asking us to change? How do we stay true to our beloved Unitarian Universalism even as we answer the call of love? Our guest speaker, the Rev. Deborah Cayer, is the Lead minister of the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Durham, NC where she's served in a variety of roles since 2008.

Yearning to Breathe Free

Sunday, 10.8.2017
The Rev. Lisa R. Schwartz
Immigration is a complex issue in which economics, security, and human rights come together in a tangled web. But for Unitarian Universalists, immigration is a moral issue, as well. We believe that all humans are inherently worthy, and strive towards the flourishing of the entire human family. How do we balance those compelling values with society’s need for safe and secure borders?

No Casual Meeting: One Perspective on Community

Sunday, 10.1.2017
The Rev. Charles F. Wilson
Guest speaker, The Rev. Charles F. Wilson is known as a local organizer and activist with Americans United for Separation of Church and State, but he’s also a Pastoral Counselor and therapist. Lately he’s been encountering many people who are feeling fearful, angry, anxious, and bewildered. In this sermon, he talks about the more personal impact of the political climate.

Grace- Amazing!

Sunday, 09.24.2017
The Rev. Lisa R. Schwartz
People who live radically generous lives are known for their joy, freedom, and fruitfulness. Our Fellowship has seen a steady rise in generosity over the past five years, and our life together is increasingly fruitful, and grace-filled. Rev. Lisa will explore how we manifest generosity in our lives and our Fellowship.

Intimacy with All Things

Sunday, 09.3.2017
Mariela Perez-Simons
Mariela Perez-Simons, recently named Meadville-Lombard’s Presidential Scholar for 2017-2020, has been a popular lay speaker and retreat leader in our Fellowship in years past. Now she is beginning seminary in preparation for the Unitarian Universalist ministry, and she will begin her service as the Fellowship's Intern Minister beginning in the fall of 2018. In this intergenerational service, Mariela tells her journey from being raised a Communist Atheist in Cuba to beginning the preparation for UU ministry, right here in Winston-Salem.