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Please explore our archive of the sermons from our minister(s) and recent guest speakers.

“Self Portraits” ~ Connie Simon

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“Self Portraits”
~ Connie Simon
February 28, 2016

Who do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you like what you see? Today’s service on self-reflection coincides with the children’s unveiling of their self-portraits. Let’s share not only in their experiences and emotions, but ours as well.

“We’ve Already Won” ~ Colin Campbell

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“We’ve Already Won”
~ Colin Campbell
February 21, 2016

Civil Rights activist Reverend Osagyefo Sekou says, of the burgeoning new civil rights movement, "we’ve already won," and we have, especially as UU’s with a proud history of working for the betterment of humanity. We are uniquely positioned to do the work of justice, and now is the time for UU’s to shine again.

Colin, a New Jersey native, began his career as an educator in South-Central Los Angeles in 1999 and for the past 14 years has taught at Trenton High School.He is a member of the UU church at Washington Crossing, where he has been Grounds chair and a Youth Group advisor.

“All About Love” ~ Connie Simon

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“All About Love”
~ Connie Simon
February 14, 2016

James Vila Blake wrote, “Love is the spirit of this church...”. The sermon on this Valentine’s Day is all about love – what it is, how we share it and how we can harness its power to make the world a better place.

“Inherent Worth and Dignity – The Call to Full Engagement” ~ Alan Windle

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“Inherent Worth and Dignity – The Call to Full Engagement”
~ Alan Windle
February 7, 2016

Because ours is a very non-creedal religion, most of us don’t put much focus on our seven principles. However, our first principle is really the base of what many UU’s believe and should be re-examined from time to time.

Alan Windle has belonged to the Unitarian Society of Germantown (USG) since 2004. During that time he has provided lay led sermons to that congregation. He has in interest in climate change, being active with Penn Environment and the Citizen’s Climate Lobby. Alan has been married 37 years with three grown children and two grandchildren.

"The Paradox of Intolerance" ~ Connie Simon

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"The Paradox of Intolerance"
~ Connie Simon
January 31, 2016

In 1997, political ethicist Michael Walzer asked, “should we tolerate the intolerant?” How do we deal with those who are extremely different from us ideologically or politically? How do we remain standing on the side of love in the face of intolerance?

"Do We Still Need Black History Month?" ~ "Two of a Kind" Musical Group

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"Do We Still Need Black History Month?"
~ "Two of a Kind" Musical Group
January 17, 2016

We will be mixing music and celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day into an event you won't want to miss! David & Jenny of "Two of a Kind" will lead songs interspersed with thoughts on race, racism, the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement to the current Black Lives Matter movement.
 
David & Jenny Heitler-Klevans have been the award-winning musical duo "Two of a Kind" for 25 years. David & Jenny are performers, songwriters, teachers, recording artists, teaching artists and workshop presenters. David & Jenny mostly work with children, but they also perform for adults as a duo and as part of the alternative folk quartet "Acoustic Blender" (http://acousticblender.com/).

"Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?" ~ Sam Gugino

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"Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?"
~ Sam Gugino
January 10, 2016

UU minister Galen Guengrich says "Jesus as son of God is a brilliant conceit." In his new best-selling book, "Zealot," author Reza Aslan writes that much of what we were taught about Jesus, including that he was the messiah and founded Christianity, is myth. So, who was the real Jesus? And does it matter?
 
If you missed Sam's talk on atheism in December, we hope you can join us for this interesting topic. Sam Gugino has been a chef, restaurant critic, wine columnist, and author of four cookbooks. He has been a member of the Unitarian Society of Germantown since 2002, where he has served in a number of capacities including chair of the Membership Committee, founder/chair of the Stewardship Committee, and 2 terms as president of the Board of Trustees.

"Mercy Me" ~ Emily Quarles-Mowrer

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"Mercy Me"
~ Emily Quarles-Mowrer
January 3, 2016

Every year, when the calendar turns and the sun returns, I think about what in my life I should strive to improve. Classics are things like exercising more, cooking at home, sticking to my budget. This year the Pope has a suggestion — he has declared 2016 to be the year of Mercy. As Unitarian Universalists, we speak about kindness and compassion, but not usually mercy. In this time of renewal, what gifts can the practice of mercy reveal to us?

About Our Speaker: We welcome back Emily Quarles-Mowrer to our pulpit. She is a life-long Unitarian Universalist. She currently worships with the UU Fellowship of Pottstown, where she has been an active member of the worship committee for over nine years.

"Home for the Holidays" ~ Connie Simon

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"Home for the Holidays"
~ Connie Simon
December 24, 2015

There's nothing better than being surrounded in the warmth of community with family and friends. Celebrate Christmas Eve with shared stories and lots of carol singing. This special service will be a festive night for all ages!

"The Commitment of Community" ~ Connie Simon

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"The Commitment of Community"
~ Connie Simon
December 13, 2015

All humans are social beings with a need to be in relationship with others. How we treat each other, especially in a more formal organization is important to our well being, accomplishing tasks, resolving conflicts and growing spiritually.

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