December 31, 2017  “Burning Bowl” Rev. Gy  inspires us to identify what thoughts and memories are not serving us well, and to let them go. The congregation wrote these down on paper and burnt them in the flame.

December 10, 2017 “Christmas, Early” Rev. Gy will do the Christmas Eve service in partnership with People’s Church in Kalamazoo, so she shared a special Christmas message with our congregation today.

December 3, 2017 “A Season of Endings and Beginnings” Rev. Larry Farris, guest speaker

November 26, 2017 “Guest at Your Table” Rev. Gy explained the UU Service Committee’s program and why it is of value to use it during the next month.

November 19, 2017 “Our New Vision and Mission” Rev. Gy and the Committee on Ministry shared the process that was used to create the church’s new vision and mission statements, and unveiled the results.

November 12, 2017 “How could so many murder so many?” Robert Weir discussed how the Nazi German atrocities could have been accepted by the German people, and what it tells us about human nature. Could the same thing happen today?

NOTE: in September and October, our audio recording system suffered some technical issues, and we did not capture good recordings. This is the reason for a gap in the timeline.

August 13, 2017 Rev. Gy responded to the recent violence in Charlottesville, NC at a White Supremacy rally.

August 6, 2017 Rev. Gy’s topic was “Are the Gays and Trans People Really That Bad?”

July 23, 2017 Rev. Gy spoke about Global Warming and what we as Unitarian Universalists must do. 

July 17, 2017 Rev. Gy spoke on “A Holistic Approach to Life” 

June 18, 2017 Rev. Gy walked through her own spiritual journey and her current personal theology.

June 11, 2017 Rev. Gy — “Other or Not?”

June 4, 2017  Rev. Gy — “Legitimate”

May 28, 2017 Rev. Gy spoke this Memorial day weekend on the “Greatest Sacrifice”

May 21, 2017  Rev. Gy presented part II of “Healthy Congregations

May 14, 2017  Joe Brown discussed the Kalamazoo Urban Alliance, and put it into terms of “What Would Your Mother Do?” Would your mother encourage you to volunteer to improve the lives of those around us?

May 7, 2017 Rev. Gy spoke on “The Need for Freedom” 

April 30, 2017 Robert Weir spoke on the ongoing battle for civil rights in the United States.

April 23, 2017 Nate Fuller, of the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy, spoke about climate justice.
April 16, 2017 Rev. Gy spoke on Easter Sunday about “Hope Springs Eternal”.

April 9, 2017 Rev. Gy led a discussion of two videos demonstrating how a church dealt with change and conflict. 

April 2, 2017 Rev. Gy spoke on “Intention”. Do we really understand one another’s motivation and intention when they do what they do?

March 26, 2017  This was a lay-led service about the work of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC).

March 12, 2017  Rev. Gy continues discussing a view of abundance, rather than scarcity.

March 6, 2017 Rev Gy. talks about viewing your life and your church through the lens of Abundance.

February 26, 2017 Regena Nelson and Charlae Davis discuss ISAAC, the Kalamazoo interfaith organization.

February 19, 2017 The “Build Your Own Theology” class presents their conclusions.

February 12, 2017 Rev. Gy Ludvig-McCartney in a conversation about her past and her way forward into UU Ministerial Fellowship.

February 5, 2017 Rev. Gy Ludvig-McCartney spoke on the seventh UU Principle, “Respecting The Interdependent Web of All Existence” 
January 29, 2017 Rev. Larry Farris, guest minister, spoke on “Pilgrimage as Spiritual Discipline”

January 22, 2017  Rev. Gy spoke on “Living By Default or By Design”

January 8, 2017  Rev. Kayle Rice speaking about the Black Lives Matter movement for UUs.

Christmas Eve, 2016  Our own Rev. Gy and People’s Church’s Rev. Rachel led a joint service.

December 18, 2016  Fred Stella spoke on the topic, “I Think I’m a Hindunitarian”

December 11, 2016  Rev. Gy Ludvig-McCartney spoke on the sixth UU principle,”The Goal of World Community…”

December 4, 2016  Rev. Gy Ludvig-McCartney spoke on the fifth UU principle, “The Right of Conscience and the Use of the Democratic Process…”

November 27, 2016  Rev. Kayle Rice spoke on “Re-membering Beloved Community”

November 20, 2016  Eric Nelson spoke on “Compassion in a Divided World”

November 6, 2016   Rev. Gy Ludvig-McCartney spoke on the fourth UU principle, “A Free and Responsible Search for Truth and Meaning”

October 16, 2016Rev. Gy Ludvig-McCartney spoke on the second UU principle, “Justice, Equity, and Compassion in Human Relations”

October 9, 2016Rev. Gy Ludvig-McCartney spoke on the first UU principle, “The Inherent Worth and Dignity of Every Person”