Unitarian Universalist

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

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Encouraging Your Lizard to Evolve — Jacqui C Williams


When you think of a minister what comes to mind? Ms. Williams, a member of Albany UU, is an anti-oppression consultant and founder of Filling in the Gaps in American History (FIGAH). She helps us transcend preconceived ideas or prejudices in our search.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 10.63MB - Duration: 23:13 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)

Quieting the Mental Noise — Members of UCWC


In response to requests for more meditation-type services, members of our congregation lead us in several extended meditation periods (5-7 minutes) using different techniques.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 11.78MB - Duration: 25:43 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)

Madras Shorts at a Funeral: Thoughts on Ministry and Other Important Relationships — Rev. Dr. Kate Rohde


After spending most of her life as a minister and her later years living with a new husband and an elderly parent, UCWC's Minister Emerita Rev. Kate will reflect on what she learned about relationships from both the joy and the mistakes.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 10.69MB - Duration: 23:20 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)

Reality Denied Comes Back to Haunt — Rev. William Zelazny


Based on a line by Philip K. Dick, Bill thinks about how we all, sometimes, deceive ourselves about why we make or do not make decisions. Sometimes that self-deception is helpful and other times not so much. Here's a look at this all too natural behavior.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 8.52MB - Duration: 18:36 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)

Whose Are We: Our Place in the Pulsing Universe — Rev. William Zelazny


We each claim diverse ideas about what is of ultimate truth and yet gather as a unified congregation. But what, or who, do we serve beyond the narrow interests of ourselves? What could connect UCWC to the universe of which we are a part?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 8.47MB - Duration: 18:31 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)

The Effects of Ego — Rev. William Zelazny


Our ego gives us strength to withstand negative things being done to us. But it can also be the cause of us doing negative things to others. In the spirit of Yom Kippur, the time for assessment in the Jewish tradition, Bill explores the issue of ego.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 8.93MB - Duration: 19:29 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)

Faith Based on Covenant — Rev. William Zelazny


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.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 7.91MB - Duration: 17:17 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)

Returning: Joy, Challenges, Hopes — Rev. William Zelazny


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.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 7.3MB - Duration: 15:56 m (64 kbps 22050 Hz)

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)

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