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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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Our Universalist Heritage: Love and Justice — Rev. William Zelazny


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.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 13.11MB - Duration: 28:38 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)

Songs of Hard Work and A Hard Life — UCWC Folk Singing Group


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.)

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 19.88MB - Duration: 28:57 m (96 kbps 22050 Hz)

We Are the Champions


Rev. William Zeleazny celebrates congregational life by recognizing the many people who have volunteered their time and resources over the past year.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 5.11MB - Duration: 11:09 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)

A UCWC Selfie


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.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 8.41MB - Duration: 18:21 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)

Parenting is Applied Spirituality


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.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 7.62MB - Duration: 13:19 m (80 kbps 44100 Hz)

Letting Go of Grudges: the Act of Forgiveness


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.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 11.07MB - Duration: 13:49 m (112 kbps 44100 Hz)

A Spiritual Walk with Mother Earth


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.

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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.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 25.53MB - Duration: 21:16 m (168 kbps 44100 Hz)

Spiritual Paths


People have wonderful stories about their religious journeys and their discovery of Unitarian Universalism and UCWC. Hear the stories about religious quest and discovery from Sandy Gera, Harriet Singer and Anthony Penzarella, members of our congregation.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 36.79MB - Duration: 29:34 m (174 kbps 44100 Hz)

When Jesus Became "The Christ"


In the early centuries of the Christian church there were multiple views about who was Jesus. It got settled in the mid-4th century with violence and court intrigues that rival Game of Thrones. Rev. Bill Zelazny looks at this episode in religious history.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 27.65MB - Duration: 22:11 m (174 kbps 44100 Hz)

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