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Sermons recorded live during Sunday Services in the sanctuary of the Unitarian Congregation of West Chester, Pennsylvania

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A Different Kind of Faith — Rev. Dan Schatz

02-26-2017

In an era when increasing numbers describe themselves as “spiritual, but not religious,” Unitarian Universalism offers a unique path.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 10.5MB - Duration: 22:56 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)




The Happiness Project — Amanda Lipnack

02-19-2017

What is happiness? Why can it often feel elusive? UCWC Member Amanda Lipnack explores just what happiness is and ways that we can bring it into our lives.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 6.72MB - Duration: 14:40 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)




Chocolate is Just the Beginning — Rev. Dan Schatz

02-12-2017

As UCWC celebrates The Feast of Decadent Chocolate, the congregation gives attention to the joy in living as elucidated by Rev. Dan.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 9.32MB - Duration: 20:21 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)




From Asimov to Zelazny: Real Spirituality in Science Fiction — Sarah Hyson, Larry Lesser and Keet Leibowitz

01-31-2017

From the crew of a starship understanding faith through the experience of a robot, look deeply at representations of the world far more than lasers and aliens. UCWC members share their personal reflections on spirituality in science fiction.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 10.7MB - Duration: 23:21 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)




Heal the World with Your Love — Rev. Dan Schatz

01-23-2017

There is much to be concerned about in today's world — yet also promise, hope, and progress. The key to that promise lies within each of us and the lives we choose to live.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 9.75MB - Duration: 21:18 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)




Justice Sunday — Rev. Dan Schatz and the congregation

01-15-2017

In this very special podcast, UCWC honors the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by speaking his words. Rev. Dan gives attention to the work that lies ahead of us. Piano by Jason Schafer-Valerius

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 12.53MB - Duration: 27:21 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)




Making Time Sacred — Rev. Dan Schatz

01-08-2017

We live, move, and have our being in time. How do we make our time sacred?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 9.41MB - Duration: 20:32 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)




Wintergrace — Rev. Dan Schatz

12-18-2016

In this busy time of the year — fraught with tension and stress — Rev. Dan delivers reflection, fun, and surprising peace in a special, winter solstice sermon. Featured is a hymn sung by the Spirit Singers under the direction of Miriam Davidson.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 5.16MB - Duration: 11:16 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)




Bigger on the Inside: Unitarian Universalism and Doctor Who — Rev. Dan Schatz

12-11-2016

For over fifty years, the British TV show Doctor Who has featured a man who travels through time and space in a blue police box which is bigger on the inside. Oddly, this has a lot to do with who we are as Unitarian Universalists.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 11.32MB - Duration: 24:44 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)




What is Unitarian Universalism For? — Rev. Dan Schatz

12-05-2016

On New Member Sunday, Rev. Dan muses on the purpose of our liberal religion for the congregation and the world.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 9.05MB - Duration: 19:45 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)




Moving On: Selections from my Memoir — Barbara Long

11-27-2016

A German scientist’s daughter immigrates to America with her family after World War II. What awaits her young life are many twists and turns which she deals with by coping and overcoming. Intro poems read by Jaan Troltenier.

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Breaking Bread Together — Pam Baxter, Kenneth Winston of The Melton Center and Rev. Dan Schatz

11-20-2016

The act of sharing bread is an ancient way of bringing people together. In our traditional UCWC Bread Communion, we will celebrate our diverse pathways and backgrounds and the common humanity that brings us together in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 6.28MB - Duration: 13:42 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)




I Must Answer Yes — Rev. Dan Schatz

11-13-2016

On the morning of our Installation service, Rev. Schatz reflects on his personal call to ministry and the lessons he has learned in the fifteen years from when he was ordained to now.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 11.12MB - Duration: 24:17 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)




All Souls — Rev. Dan Schatz

11-06-2016

A day set aside to remember our ancestors — all of those who have come before us, whether they are ancestors of blood or simply people now gone whom we honor — this very special service gives all of us an opportunity to honor our ancestors and loved ones.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 4.06MB - Duration: 8:52 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)




Ghoulies, Ghosties and Long Leggety Beasties and Things that Go Bump in the Night — Rev. Dan Schatz

10-30-2016

Halloween is traditionally a time to face, acknowledge, and make light of our fears. Where do we find the strength to confront the very real fears of life? Rev. Dan to be installed - public service at UCWC 11/13/2016 at 4pm http://repository.ucwc.org

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 10.83MB - Duration: 23:39 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)




Walt Whitman: A Unitarian Poet? — Flo Miller

10-24-2016

With roots in Quakerism, Walt Whitman is generally not claimed by Unitarian Universalists as one of our own. Yet much of his poetry speaks to our values as UUs. Flo explore his life and works in terms of what it means to be a UU in today’s world.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 13.25MB - Duration: 28:56 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)




Children's Day — Rev. Dan Schatz

10-16-2016

As we honor our youngest children in our ceremony of dedication, we will examine our responsibility toward all children. This service will include a dedication ceremony for young children.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 9.2MB - Duration: 20:05 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)




The Book of Life — Rev. Dan Schatz

10-08-2016

The Jewish High Holy Days are a time for reflection, forgiveness, and turning to new ways of being, as the people’s names are written in the Book of Life. Each of us has reason to forgive others — and ourselves.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 8.1MB - Duration: 17:42 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)




People of the Book — Rev. Dan Schatz

09-25-2016

Islam is one of the largest religions in the world, and also one of the most frequently misunderstood. How can Unitarian Universalists approach Islam on its own terms, finding wisdom and common ground?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 8.32MB - Duration: 18:10 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)




Our Journey Together – Rev. Dan Schatz

09-18-2016

Unitarian Universalism is more than a set of principles; it is a spiritual journey we undertake with one another.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 11.91MB - Duration: 20:48 m (80 kbps 22050 Hz)




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