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We will explore our evolving understanding of what it means to be a welcoming, open, affirming, and safe congregation‚€”with an emphasis on transgender education and awareness.
Rev. Jean Wahlstrom, Rev. Jennifer Hamlin-Navias | 21:55 | 10.0 MB
On this holiday, we honor our U.S. military veterans and also the veteran in each one of us.
Rev. Jean Wahlstrom | 09:55 | 4.6 MB
On this Sunday, we decorate our Memory Tree with the names of those we have loved and lost. Our intergenerational Memory Tree Sunday is a perennial favorite.
Rev. Jean Wahlstrom | 12:32 | 5.7 MB
Each of us has a comfortable baseline regarding how much to carry - be it literally (in briefcase, purse, or backpack) or figuratively (what's on our minds, or on our shoulders). Lightening our load may be the result of choice or of happenstance. Either way, there will be risk, and we will learn.
Rev. Jean Wahlstrom | 13:47 | 6.3 MB
Rev. Jennifer Hamlin-Navias | 16:20 | 7.5 MB
Living into our hopes for the future requires surmounting our fears as well as making the good life manifest.
Rev. Jean Wahlstrom | 22:36 | 10.4 MB
Dr. Micere Githae Mugo shares a religious and general philosophy of life from many ancient African societies that should inform social justice work. In a sense the work we do in social justice is not only an affirmation of our very being, but a recognition of the humanity of our fellow human beings.
Dr. Micere Githae Mugo | 30:25 | 13.9 MB
We welcome back to our pulpit Rev. Kate Braestrup, one of the first chaplains ever appointed to the Maine Warden Service. Her bestselling memoir, "Here If You Need Me," won the 2007 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers award in nonfiction. She has also written a novel, "Onion" (Viking, 1990).
Rev. Kate Braestrup | 15:05 | 6.9 MB
We celebrate the beginning of a new year together by sharing water and memories from the places we visited this summer.
Rev. Jean Wahlstrom and the congregation | 11:33 | 5.3 MB
A medley of choral music inspired by our feathered friends: "The Silver Swan" by Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625); "She's Like a Swallow," a Canadian folk song; and "Le Chant des Oyseaux" by Clement Janequin (c. 1485-1558).
May Memorial Choir, directed by Glenn Kime | 13:26 | 12.3 MB
att. John Bull
Glenn Kime at the MMUUS organ | 03:26 | 3.2 MB
Society President Fred Fiske performs the installation of Rev. Jean Wahlstrom.
Fred Fiske | 02:31 | 1.2 MB
A response from Director of Religious Education Jennifer Hamlin-Navias.
Jennifer Hamlin-Navias | 02:25 | 1.1 MB
Former MMUUS Minister Rev. Scott Tayler gives the charge to the newly installed minister.
Rev. Scott Tayler | 06:19 | 2.9 MB
St. Lawrence District Executive Rev. Dr. Thomas Chulak gives the charge to the congregation.
Rev. Dr. Thomas Chulak | 06:57 | 3.2 MB
Continuing the exploration of what it means to welcome all souls into religious community, how do we celebrate our essential unity with, not naivety, but honesty and courage?
Rev. Jean Wahlstrom | 13:33 | 6.2 MB
The best-known work of Dr. Daniel Pinkham, former director of music at King's Chapel, Boston.
May Memorial Choir with Brass and Organ | 10:31 | 9.6 MB
Glenn tells the story of composer Dr. Daniel "Danny" Pinkham, former director of music at King's Chapel in Boston. The choir then sings Pinkham's song about what the birth of Jesus was really like.
Glenn Kime & May Memorial Choir | 05:47 | 5.3 MB
We gather the whole May Memorial community for a celebration of life's bounty.
Rev. Jean Wahlstrom | 15:41 | 7.2 MB
Frederick Douglass wrote, "Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are people who want crops without plowing up the ground." How do we decide what level of "agitation" is most appropriate to defend -- or advance -- that which we value?
Rev. Jean Wahlstrom | 17:34 | 8.1 MB
Our Sunday morning meeting affirms shared values, celebrating the forces of life and love which sustain us. We hope services will interest, inspire, and empower us. Let's reflect upon the assumptions that worship leaders and congregation bring to this shared hour.
Rev. Jean Wahlstrom | 26:39 | 12.2 MB
Rev. Jennifer Hamlin-Navias | 05:13 | 2.4 MB
May Memorial Choir | 02:04 | 1.9 MB
A Unitarian-Universalist minister, Kate Braestrup serves on search and rescue missions in the Maine woods, giving comfort to people whose loved ones are missing, and to the wardens who sometimes have to deal with awful outcomes.
Rev. Kate Braestrup | 18:15 | 8.4 MB
An old Jewish folk tale.
Rev. Kate Braestrup | 05:07 | 2.3 MB
The naming of Columbus Day as a recognition of Columbus's landing in the Americas is a fine example of history being written by the victors. Jean will offer a Columbus Day, Homeland Security, War on Terrorism reflection.
Rev. Jean Wahlstrom | 15:52 | 7.3 MB
A story from the Iroquois nation.
Jennifer Hamlin-Navias | 07:31 | 3.4 MB
Unitarian Universalists are continually urged to work on our own, evolving credos--our personal statements of belief. In the middle of a six-day raft trip on the Colorado River, Jean found a statement which suits her, and upon which she'll elaborate.
Rev. Jean Wahlstrom | 19:51 | 9.1 MB
A shrewd and constant observer of the world around him, 19th century Unitarian Henry David Thoreau can still guide us in deepening our relationship to the "web of existence."
Rev. Jean Wahlstrom | 17:41 | 8.1 MB
The director of the UUA's Settlement office (recently renamed Transitions) closed his emails with a sentence from Ralph Waldo Emerson: "People wish to be settled: Only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them." What does it mean to be settled?
Rev. Jean Wahlstrom | 12:22 | 5.7 MB
We mark the transition into fall by mingling waters from places we have been this summer to affirm the richness of community they represent.
Rev. Jean Wahlstrom and congregation | 30:05 | 13.8 MB
This service is a celebration of many contemporary songs written in the folk tradition that celebrate life and honor UU principles. Includes "Gather the Family," "Let Me Rise," chalice lighting, "Passing Through," reading from "The Grapes of Wrath," and "I Am the Ride."
Joe Cleveland, Voice & Guitar; Kristin Cleveland, Voice; Dana Cooke, Mandolin & Voice | 17:58 | 16.5 MB
The service continues with "Blessed," "(Ours Is) a Simple Faith," closing words, and "Love Beyond."
Joe Cleveland, Voice & Guitar; Kristin Cleveland, Voice; Dana Cooke, Mandolin & Voice | 12:44 | 11.7 MB
For older programs, see the Podcast Archive.