Sermons recorded live during Sunday Services in the sanctuary of the Unitarian Congregation of West Chester, Pennsylvania
Unitarian Universalism is said to be a covenantal faith. Our religious ancestors founded our heritage denominations on covenants. Bill will discuss what this meant historically and what it means for us modern Unitarian Universalists.
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 7.91MB - Duration: 17:17 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)
This summer Bill returned to his hometown to see family and friends, but the old homestead is now gone. This got him thinking about how returning to a place often brings a mix of emotions.
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 7.3MB - Duration: 15:56 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)
In 1793 a group of people met in Massachusetts and started a new liberal church — the Universalist Church of America. Part of our ongoing heritage series, this sermon looks at the Universalist side of UU faith — its history and current manifestations.
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 13.11MB - Duration: 28:38 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)
Throughout American history work has been hard — as has been life — for many folks. Join us in this sing-along service with UCWC as we look back on some of the many songs that recall this important aspect of our past. (Edited for length.)
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 19.88MB - Duration: 28:57 m (96 kbps 22050 Hz)
Rev. William Zeleazny celebrates congregational life by recognizing the many people who have volunteered their time and resources over the past year.
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 5.11MB - Duration: 11:09 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)
A selfie is taken with a camera pointed back toward the individual. It shows others where the subject of the picture has been and what he or she has been doing. As he completes a year with UCWC, Rev. William Zelazny presents a congregation selfie.
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 8.41MB - Duration: 18:21 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)
On a Sunday when we traditionally honor mothers, Rev. William Zelazny broadens the perspective to look at parenting with a focus on the spiritual aspect of this great calling and how we, whether we have children or not, can be spiritual parents to others.
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 7.62MB - Duration: 13:19 m (80 kbps 44100 Hz)
Some faith traditions have special days designated for forgiveness or atonement. There's even a Worldwide Forgiveness Day. Holding onto anger and resentment can eat away at us, which makes any time a good time to forgive. Rev. Zelazny speaks.
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 11.07MB - Duration: 13:49 m (112 kbps 44100 Hz)
Rev. William Zelazny discusses the issue of climate justice and presents some out-of-the-box thinking about how we might improve the way we use resources in our society and here at UCWC.
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 5.34MB - Duration: 13:20 m (56 kbps 44100 Hz)
While UUs may not recognize Easter for the same reason as orthodox Christians, there is still a message in this day for us. Rev. Zelazny believes a universal theme of Easter is renewal. He reflects on personal renewal, which includes spiritual renewal.
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 25.53MB - Duration: 21:16 m (168 kbps 44100 Hz)
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