UU Visalia Sermons and Presentations
By Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Visalia
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This podcast features sermons and presentations made at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Visalia. In 2012-2013, we are pleased to present our minister Rev. Dara Olandt. In addition, older podcasts include presentations by lay leaders and guest speakers, and a series of 7 sermons presented by our consulting minister Sam Webster in 2009-2010. To learn more about the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Visalia, visit us at www.uuvisalia.org.
||“I'm gonna learn, I'm gonna grow..." - Song-chant, - Presented by Rev. Dara Olandt||In this podcast episode, Rev. Dara Olandt leads us in a song-chant that is now making its way around interfaith justice circles. It goes like this: "I'm gonna learn, I'm gonna grow, I'm gonna get through this hard time!" [repeat] "I'm||10 2 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Breathing Meditation - led by Rev. Dara Olandt||This 1 minute “Breathing Meditation” has us practicing opening our hearts with love. The lines are very simple: “When I breathe in, I breathe in peace.” “When I breathe out, I breathe out love.” Presented by Rev. Dara Olandt on November||11 11 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Solidarity as a Spiritual Practice" - by Rev. Dara Olandt||In this message, we explore more deeply our responsibilities in working towards justice. We’ll ask: what kinds of soul-force does it take to sustain and further social justice in our times? What are the differences between social service and social||11 11 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Humanist Teachings and the Guidance of Reason and Science - Janet and Harold Wood||Humanist Teachings and the Guidance of Reason and Science - The Fifth Source of Unitarian Universalism - This presentation explores two topics - the expansive world view and reverence derived from science, and a discussion of a new form of humanism led||29 8 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Planning and Maintaining a Garden for The Spirit - Marilyn Giese||Planning and Maintaining a Garden for The Spirit - Musings on spiritual development and growth for our congregation. Presented by newly elected UU Visalia President Marilyn Giese on May 31, 2010.||31 5 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Few Closing Remarks - Sam Webster||"A Few Closing Remarks" - Our consulting minister Sam Webster organizes and summarizes the advice he has for our congregation, and encourages us to move forward without timidity to advance the cause of Unitarian Universalism.||16 5 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||God's Boredom and the Origins of Evil - Sam Webster||So, imagine if you were all knowing, all powerful, all wise and all loving. What would you do? Consulting Minister Sam Webster explores this fascinating topic in this podcast. Sermon delivered April 18, 2010.||18 4 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Pagans, Magi and Witches, Oh My! - Sam Webster||Where do they come from, who are they and what is the Pagan Agenda? Beyond the hype and condemnation lies a religion in harmony with science and technology as it is with nature. Let the Pagan priest who is your minister explain. Sermon del||14 3 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Braiding the Six Sources - Sam Webster||Unitarian Universalists frame our identity around six sources and seven principles. The six sources are the material we work with, in the action of affirming the seven principles. We braid these 6 sources into our life. Sam Webster considers and evaluate||17 1 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Unitarians: Ancient and Modern - Sam Webster||This sermon offers a fascinating historical view of the concepts of Unitarianism, from ancient times to the present. Sermon presented on December 20, 2009.||20 12 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Life Feeds on Life - Sam Webster||As we begin a year of studying the issues of “Ethical Eating,” Sam Webster offers this thought-provoking message on the meaning of life, and includes some valuable spiritual practices we can each do to help us with our social justice work. T||22 11 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Out of Many, One - Sam Webster||Strength comes from a confluence of diversities. In this presentation, Sam Webster begins his year as our consulting minister. This sermon serves as an introduction to the year we had together. The presentation focuses on the concept of the multiple||13 9 2009||Free||View In iTunes|