Unitarian Universalist

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

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UUs in the Civil Rights Era — Rev. William Zelazny


In the 1950s and 60s many UU people courageously confronted segregation; and, sadly, some opposed desegregation. For Martin Luther King Sunday Rev. Bill talks about the untold history of Unitarian and Universalist involvement in the Civil Rights movement.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 9.79MB - Duration: 21:22 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)

What is Home — Rev. William Zelazny and Frens & Frens, Architects


Rev. Bill discusses the meaning of a religious home in people’s lives. Following are Frens & Frens with the result of their survey of UCWC's interests and desires for our space - and how that can influence future building remodeling decisions.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 24.73MB - Duration: 54:01 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)

I've Always Wanted to Know — Rev. William Zelazny


Rev. Bill invites the congregation to be curious by revealing his secrets then opening up for questions and answers.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 16.66MB - Duration: 36:23 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)

UCWC Youth Return — Marie Steel


Their UU upbringing hopefully helping them face the complexities of life, our returning youth answer questions about their new lives. They are Alex Vogt, Spenser Vogt, Greg Bellano, Byron Lewandowski, and Sondra Hoganson. UCWC's Marie Steel leads.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 17.01MB - Duration: 37:09 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)

I Did Not Think of It That Way — Rev. William Zelazny


Rev. Bill recently came across some material that provides alternative ways to think about life issues that gave him some new perspectives to consider. This is what he is now pondering.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 9.03MB - Duration: 19:43 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)

Living in a Spirit of Abundance — Rev. William Zelazny


Chinese proverb says, “If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.” One green bough is viewing life through the lens of abundance rather than fear and limitations. Consider these diametrics and explore how generosity fits.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 9.61MB - Duration: 20:59 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)

Preparing — Religious Services Team


We pause for a short homily to reflect on the religious theme of the season: preparing ourselves. As we decorate the sanctuary, UCWC Member Cheryl Pittenger presents "The Spirit of Advent".

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 4.02MB - Duration: 8:46 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)

Radical Hospitality — Rev. William Zelazny


Breaking bread with others is an ancient hospitality practice. Today as we hold our traditional Bread Communion, Rev. Bill would also like us to think about how we reach out to invite people to be part of the banquets of good things.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 7.67MB - Duration: 16:44 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)

The Changing Face of Unitarianism — Rev. William Zelazny


With several theological perspectives in the last two hundred years, Unitarianism has not been a static religion. Rev. Bill explores the five, major theological paradigm-shifts of Unitarianism in the United States from its start in the early 19th century.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 9.69MB - Duration: 21:09 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)

Calm is Strength Under Control — Rev. Bill Zelazny


With the holidays fast approaching with all of their potential for personal and family stress and tension, Rev. Bill will talk about ways to bring calm into one’s universe to have strength to face challenges.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 9.53MB - Duration: 20:48 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)

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