Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church
By Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church
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Sermons from Northlake Unitarian Universalist in Kirkland, WA. We are a progressive, inclusive community made up of people with many different backgrounds and beliefs. We are guided by moral principles, such as the belief in the inherent worth and dignity of all people, and we draw inspiration from many sources, such as history, science, literature, the arts, nature, and world religions. Services are held Sunday mornings, 10:25 - 11:45. We invite you to listen to any of these sermons as a sampling of what you might experience on a Sunday morning at Northlake. Our services are also filled with instrumental music, singing hymns together, listening to a children’s story and inspirational readings, and sharing of our Joys and Sorrows.
||CleanTrailblazers: A Modern Herstory||Many women and nonbinary people have helped mold the social dimensions of Americas life. As we look at as yet unseen possibilities, we pause to examine activists, promoters, and advocates for justice who led the way toward the shape and texture of the l||1/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Mysterious Birth, as told by Isa’s mother||The name Isa is the Arabic equivalent of Jesus. The 19th Surah of the Koran features Isas birth as seen and experienced by Mary, his mother. The sounds of the season, drawn from Christian Scriptures, will merge with a Muslim story in an interfaith viewi||12/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThat Precious Breath of Life – Rev. Jim VanderWeele||Ralph Waldo Emersons words led to this service, Let us learn the revelation of all nature and thought: that the highest dwells within us... Unitarian Universalists have, over the years, come to the realization that the birth of every child is a miracle.||12/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Light in the Darkness – Cathleen Blackburn||A Music Sunday! Includes a quote from Nietzsche, readings from Rev. Jason Shelton and Robert Kaufmann, and a homily by Cathleen Blackburn on the intersectionality of winter solstice traditions between cultures and over time and between modern cultures a||12/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAs We Remember – Rev. Jim VanderWeele||There is a transit from the memory to the mind. Who knows where our memories are? Or, how complete they may be? Despite their fuzziness, we draw upon them often, they’ve shaped the person we became. On this Veteran’s Day, we bridge the memory||11/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBe Filled and Go – Rev. Jim VanderWeele||Rev. Jim VanderWeele speaks about the month’s theme, Sanctuary. It is from a place of rest that people are emboldened. One blessing of communing with “people like you” is the comfort discovered when you are held in the arms of love. The||10/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCome In and Rest – Rev. Jim VanderWeele||October’s theme was Sanctuary. In this recording, you will be welcomed into our Sanctuary, then Margaret Rogers will tell a children’s story about umbrellas and sanctuary. This is followed by a “Breath Meditation” by Samuel A. Tro||10/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobinson Crusoe – Carl Schwartz||Carl says “I first read Crusoe in Junior High or earlier, as an adventure story, of Crusoe meeting the challenge of a shipwreck. A re-read, much later, surprised me. “You can call me Master”, this was Crusoe’s first words to his new companion,||9/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIrresistible – Dave Thompson||Social media and other technologies can link us together in powerful, even addictive, ways. How do we achieve balance in our relationship with technology? Speaker: Dave Thompson, Northlake member, and former VP at Microsoft.||7/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinding Balance – Rev. Jim VanderWeele||Finding one’s balance is not an end in itself. One good reason to search for balance is that being in a balanced state opens the door to new opportunities. Balance produces a life that is less fractured, and it is in a more significant structure that||7/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|