Gateway to Freedom

Sunday Morning Forum is pleased to have welcomed the Reverend Andrew Millard to its podium upon return from his sabbatical this past week! Pastor Andrew's November 5th presentation carried special emphasis because in England the date marks the "Guy Fawkes Night" celebration, when bonfires and fireworks help commemorate the foiled

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And Then a Hero Comes Along…

  Our UU Fellowship would agree! A hero came along to Sunday Morning Forum this week when Brad Harper rendered an enthusiastic presentation about "The Hero (and Heroine's) Journey." "What does it mean to be heroic?" opened Brad. Having the courage to face our fears, to explore the unknown and

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Can You Hear Me Now?

The headline's significant question is more than a pun on the marketing campaign trademark slogan implemented by an American multinational telecommunications conglomerate. It is a critical concern among the hard-of-hearing population and with people who interact with them. Sunday Morning Forum guest speaker Kathi Mestayer is no stranger to hearing

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Which Way to Absolution?

Pardon our asking, but "What is the 'Human Predicament'?" Do humans have a propensity towards good or evil? Are we born innocent and pure or with a tendency to sin? What is "sin"? Do we live as flawed characters who need forgiveness and "saving" throughout life's journey? And can we

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Little Do We Know…?

"He who knows one [religion], knows none" (German scholar Max Müller). This "Father of Religious Studies" believed that religion, like many aspects of life, could only be understood through comparison and with knowledge of its origin. Facilitator Bob Smith's "Comparative Religion" encore in Sunday Morning Forum motivated inquisitive minds in

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Perfect Love Needs No Name

Spirituality is that aspect of human existence that explores the subtle forces of energy in and around us and reveals to us profound interconnectedness. The deeper the exploration goes, the more we encounter a fresh transparency of connectedness…" (Charlene Spretnak in Diarmuid O'Murchu's "God in the Midst of Change," 2012).

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“As Wise as an ‘OWL'”

    Owls—rarely vocalizing in the presence of humans; able to come and go without detection; able to do things at night most creatures cannot; large, observing eyes. While owls are excellent hunters, and mythology and some cultures have long featured this creature as mysterious and wise, they aren't necessarily

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Eclipsed by the Unexpected

Magnificent! Astonishing! Overwhelming! Magical! The cosmos and all of Creation surely lived up to its reputation this week, as those experiencing the solar eclipse (particularly in the path of totality) were awestruck by Monday's spectacular show. Meanwhile, this week, another sensational event was occurring at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of

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