Sermons and Presentations, Oct. – Dec. 2016

October 2, 2016 – Healing Our Wounds of Faith/Pastoral Care Team Recognition

Handbells – The Morning After
Andy Cameron and Lynne Wood – Chalice Lighting and Opening Words
Jane Ellen Teller – Meditation
Handbells – My Heart Will Go On
Susan Kosior and Ed Rodriguez – Reading and Reflection
Rev. Doug McCusker – Healing Our Wounds of Faith (pdf)
Ed Rodriguez and Jason Michael – Bridge Over Troubled Water
Pastoral Care Team – Closing Words

October 9, 2016 – To Be At Onement

Steve Rabson – Body and Soul
Steve Elstein & Rev. Doug McCusker – Chalice Lighting and Opening Words
Steve Rabson – Here’s That Rainy Day
Steve Elstein – Reading
Rev. Doug McCusker & Steve Elstein – To Be At Onement and Closing Words (pdf)

October 16, 2016 – Beloved Community – Sanctuary or Crucible?

Adult Choir – In Remembrance
Elizabeth Cameron& Rev. Amy Russell – Introduction and Opening Words
Adult Choir – Bohemian Rhapsody
Rev. Amy Russell – Reading and Beloved Community: Sanctuary or Crucible? (pdf)

October 23, 2016 – My Body, My Freedom

Elizabeth Cameron & Taylor Johns – Born This Way
Rev. Doug McCusker, Mandy Restivo-Walsh, & Alicia Hupprich – My Body, My Freedom

October 30, 2016 – Why Are Most Violent People Men?

Chris Kilmartin – Sing Out, Sing Out
Chris Kilmartin – Folsom Prison Blues
Chris Kilmartin – Why Are Most Violent People Men?

November 6, 2016 – Our Universalist Miracle Story

UUth Choir – Thank You Very Much
Christi Bayha – Chalice Lighting and Opening Words
Chris Johns – Story for All Ages
Rev. Doug McCusker & Rev. Walter Braman – Minsters’ Covenant
UUth Choir – Just One Person
Christi Bayha – Reading
Rev. Doug McCusker – Our Universalist Miracle Story and Closing Words (pdf)

November 13, 2016 – The 2016 Election

Chris Johns – The Star-Spangled Banner
Chris Johns – Someday
Dr. Stephen Farnsworth – The 2016 Election

November 20, 2016 – Coming to America

Adult Choir – Thanksgiving Song
Rev. Doug McCusker – Coming to America
Lili Watkins – Home in the World
Rev. Doug McCusker – Prayer: Transgender Day of Remembrance
Tiny TUUnes – Let’s Be Thankful/I Am Thankful
Astrid Back-Christensen – The Unfinished Thoughts of a 16-Year-Old Exchange Student
Steve Elstein – Gedale
Luis Yac – Love Has No Borders
Adult Choir – For the Beauty of the Earth

November 27, 2016 – Finding God in Dark Matter

Andria Garrett – We Celebrate the Web of Life
Andria Garrett – Two Thousand Years
Rev. Doug McCusker – Finding God in Dark Matter (pdf)

December 4, 2016 – We Just Can’t Wait

Handbells – Carol of the Bells
Andy Cameron – Chalice Lighting
Andy Cameron – Opening Words
Chris Johns – The Safe
Walter Clark – Prayer of Solidarity
Handbells – Go Tell It on the Mountain
Walter Clark – We Just Can’t Wait
Walter Clark – Closing Words

December 11, 2016 – Trouble in Shop 37/Holiday Pageant

Paula Durbin-Westby – Have a Holly Jolly Christmas
Chris Johns – Chalice Lighting
Paula Durbin-Westby – It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Pageant – Trouble in Shop 37
Rev. Doug McCusker – Closing Words

December 18, 2016 – Let There Be Jazz

Jazz Combo – Girl from Ipanema
Rev. Doug McCusker – Jazz Freedom Fighters
Jazz Combo – My Favorite Things
Rev. Doug McCusker, Jason Michael, and Jazz Combo – Presentation: Let There Be Jazz (pdf)
Rev. Doug McCusker and Jason Michael – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Jazz Combo – Summertime

December 24, 2016 – Yonder Star That Leads Us On

Paula Durbin-Westby – Willie, Take Your Little Drum
Susan Kosior – Chalice Lighting and Opening Words
Adult Choir –  The Colors of Christmas
Susan Kosior, Andy Cameron, and Jason Michael – A Christmas Carol
Adult Choir – God Rest Ye, Jazzy Gentlemen
Rev. Doug McCusker – Yonder Star That Leads Us On (pdf)
Adult Choir – O Holy Night
Chris Johns, Jason Michael, and Rev. Doug McCusker – Readings and Christmas Blessing