Recent Sermons – Audio
February 10, 2019 “Roots” with Nick Sienkiewicz
February 3, 2019 “Roots” with Rev. Gy.
January 20, 2019 “Do Dreams Come True?” Rev. Gy ponders aloud the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.in her own unique way, as she does.
January 6, 2019 “Letter to Self with Rev. Gy
December 30, 2018 “Empty Hands” and Burning Bowl Ceremony Rev. Gy leads us in our annual UUCC Burning Bowl Ceremony.
December 16, 2018 “Giving With a Twist” with Rev. Gy
December 2, 2018 “C’mon and Celebrate!” We look back on this past year and celebrate all we’ve done. This was a collaborative talk including all the team leaders. Find out about who we are and how we do things here, and how you could get involved, too.
November 18, 2018 Bread Ceremony Rev. Gy leads us in a Bread Ceremony, a UU tradition. In sharing bread, we celebrate the earth that feeds and nourishes us, and our connection to her and to each other.
October 7, 2018 “Blue Boat Home” Rev. Gy shares with us today.
September 23, 2018 “I Might Be a Hindunitarian” Fred Stella examines the relationship between the Unitarian Universalists and the growth of Hinduism in the US since the middle of the 19th century through today.
September 16, 2018 “A Story of Inclusion” Alicia Johnston shares her story of transformation from a religiously conservative and closeted queer person to a more expansive and affirming spirituality. Along the are lessons learned about compassion, inclusion, and the importance of working for equality.
September 2, 2018 “Suicide Prevention Basics” Tanequa Hampton and Kirsten Smith of Gryphon Place cover the basic signs present in individuals contemplating suicide, what to do if you or someone suspects that an individual is contemplating suicide, and ways to obtain more information to become suicide safer. September is Suicide Prevention Month.
August 12, 2018 “No Promises” Rev. Gy shares with us today. (This recording includes the meditation preceding the sermon.)
August 5, 2018 “New Beginnings” with Rev. Gy shares with us today.
June 17, 2018 “The Antidote for Division” Guest speaker Rev. Larry Farris Speaks about the role of art and creativity in our identity and spiritual lives, and how they can renew us for our work in these divided and perilous times.
June 10, 2018 The Children of UUCC This is an intergenerational service led by the youth of UUCC and hosted by Jacquis Robertson, Director of Religious Education at UUCC.
June 3, 2018 “Somewhere Under the Rainbow” Guest speaker Jay Maddock, Executive Director of OutFront Kalamazoo
May 27, 2018 “Flower Communion” Rev. Gy leads the congregation in the annual UU Flower Communion
May 20, 2018 “Us, Now” Rev. Gy returns from vacation and weaves together her thoughts on technology, ancient Hebrew, and the balance of rationalism and mysticism. All this is in relation to who we wish to become in the world.
May 13, 2018 “Mother Jones – The Most Dangerous Woman in America” Mary Roscoe directs a play during this Sunday’s service, written by David Christie, featuring some of our own UUCC members! On Mother’s Day, we learn about this most amazing mother! (This recording is like listening to live radio theater!)
May 6, 2018 Poetry Sunday Hosted by Mary King, members of the congregation read some of their favorite poems.
April 22, 2018 “Earth Day, with Art Toy” Dr. Art Toy, owner of Four Elements Energy Inc., came to speak about the current capabilities of sustainable energy technologies, and the challenges it is facing in the State of Michigan.
April 15, 2018 “Life, Love, and Laughter” With a guitar in his hand and a story in his ear, guest speaker and singer/songwriter Steve Barber will share songs and stories of “Life, Love, and Laughter”.
February 18, 2018 “How our UU Principles Guide Us” Rev. Gy discusses the history of racism in the US and how it became an institution.
February 4, 2018 “When Will You Give Me a Grandbaby?” Rev. Gy discusses how Christian teachings influence world population growth and how we might re-think it.
January 28, 2018 “The Responsibility of Society to Pass Policies that End Poverty”Rev. Edward Pinkney, a civil rights activist from Benton Harbor, MI. Sharing his experiences, thoughts, and visions.
January 21, 2018 “Michigan Immigrant Rights” Guest speaker, Susan Reed from the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center
January 14, 2018 “Letter to Self “ Rev. Gy talked about how our attitudes and aspirations are relative to the times in which they occur. The congregation wrote letters to themselves to be read later.
January 7, 2018 “My Trip to Puerto Rico” Nichole Najar describes the personal impact of her service trip to Puerto Rico to help the people recover from the devastating hurricane damage. Even without the visual benefit of her slide show, Nichole’s message comes through powerfully.
To listen to older sermon recordings, go to the Sermon Archive page.