Compassion

December 10 Windows on Compassion

This morning’s service draws upon lesser-known holiday stories that touch the heart and speak to the transforming power of love and compassion, which are key elements in any message of the holiday season. Musician: Jackson Froman.

January 22: Embracing the Exile

Rev. Beth Marshall Worship Associate: Annette Krusewicz Many believe that we are living in a time where marginalized individuals are at greater risk than ever before. This morning’s service is in part inspired by the haunting questions asked by Ysaye M. Barnwell in her song, “Would You Harbor Me?”. Her questions are particularly appropriate as … Continued

January 1: Caring and Sharing

Janet Krack, Ginny Sabol and Annette Krusewicz Worship Associate: Janet Krack         The theologian Howard Thurman reminds us that the real work of Christmas begins “When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are home, when the shepherds are back with their flock,…”   To embody this … Continued

“Pity Us Poor Immigrants”

Guest speaker Dr. Regis T. Sabol. America is a nation of immigrants. The Statue of Liberty declares, Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free. As political demagogues inflame the xeno-phobic fires of hatred, fear and mistrust, Regis explores what it means to be an immi-grant and how Unitarian Universalism’s … Continued

“Compassion and Caring”

Guest speaker Bob Rhodes. We all have transformative moments of both giving and receiving–listening to someone for their sake, hugging a friend or child, feeling and sharing someone else’s suffer-ing. Sometimes that’s all you need to do. Yet, another part of caring is knowing what to do to lessen the suffering.

“Orange is the New Black”

Speaker John Hargreaves has worked in the corrections field for 35 years, running a group home for alcoholics and an Outward Bound type program for juvenile delinquents, and serving as a Juvenile Court consultant. For almost a decade, he has been Director of Volunteers for the PA Prison Society (www.prisonsociety.org). You will learn how the … Continued

January 1: Caring and Sharing

Janet Krack, Ginny Sabol and Annette Krusewicz Worship Associate: Janet Krack         The theologian Howard Thurman reminds us that the real work of Christmas begins “When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are home, when the shepherds are back with their flock,…”   To embody this … Continued