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Sermon Archive - 2015


This archive contains audio files of sermons from services at Community UU Church. You will have to attend in person to hear the great music from our services or the Message for All Ages or the Readings! Copyright rules prohibit us from distributing these recordings.

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Unless otherwise indicated, all recordings Copyright © 2015 Community Unitarian Universalist Church of Plano. All Rights Reserved.

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Theological Theme for December: Hope

   December 27 ~ "Turnings" ~ Guest Speaker Pat Smith
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 4.6 MB

   December 24 ~ "Christmas Eve Lessons & Carols Candle Light Service" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Order of Worship ~ Sorry but all presentations during the service are previously copyrighted so a recording is not available.

   December 24 ~ "Christmas Eve Service for Families" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Order of Worship ~ Sorry but all presentations during the service are previously copyrighted so a recording is not available.

   December 20 ~ "Annual Yuletide Celebration" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sorry but all presentations during the service are previously copyrighted so a recording is not available.

   December 13 ~ "A Multigenerational Holiday Service: Winter Holidays from around the World" ~ Rev. Patrick Price & Sandy Kochenower
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sorry but due to the personal nature of the service a recording is not available.

   December 6 ~ "Life as "BT" - the less understood letters of LGBT" ~ Guest Speaker Paula Ellis assisted by Jessica Shortall
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 13.7 MB

Theological Theme for November: Forgiveness

   November 29 ~ "Forgiveness and the More Abundant Life" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 12.9 MB

   November 22 ~ "Forgiveness and Justice" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 8.6 MB

   November 15 ~ Worship in the Park – Oak Point Park ~ Guest Speaker, Sarah Reiling
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sorry, sermon was not recorded.

   November 8 ~ "Forgive and/or Forget?" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 9.1 MB

   November 1 ~ All Souls Service and Celebration ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship 
            Homily I: Remembrance ~ Homily II: Healing ~ Homily III: Thanksgiving

Theological Theme for October: Death

   October 25 ~ "Death, Transformation and Zombies" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 11.3 MB

   October 18 ~ "On Being Alive and Having to Die" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 10.2 MB

   October 11 ~ "...Time and Death and All the Stars" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 6.1 MB

   October 4 ~ "A Reflection on Mortality" - Guest Speaker, Sarah Reiling
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 7.4 MB

Theological Theme for September: Faith

   September 27 ~ "Living Our Faith Out Loud" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 5.7 MB

   September 20 ~ "Embracing the Fullness of Faith" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 8.5 MB

   September 13 ~ "Discerning What Faith We Are Already Living" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 7.5 MB

   September 6 ~ "Reaching the Edge of All We Know" ~ Guest Speaker, Elena Westbrook
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ We're very sorry, sermon not available.

Theological Theme for August: Building a New Way, Continued

   August 30 ~ "A New New Testament" ~ Guest Speaker, Sam Nickols
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Reading ~ Sermon 13.8 MB

   August 23 ~ "Filling Each Other's Lives with Hope: In Gathering of Waters Service" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Water Communion Ceremony 6.8 MB

   August 16 ~ A Question Box Sermon ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ We're very sorry, sermon not available due to equipment failure.

   August 9 ~ "Joining the Black Lives Matter Movement" ~ Guest Speaker, Elena Westbrook
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Reading ~ Sermon 8.5 MB

   August 2 ~ "Power of Consciousness – Kabbalistic Perspective" ~ Guest Speaker, Benny Halfon
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ We're very sorry, sermon not available due to equipment failure.

Theological Theme for July: Building a New Way, Continued

   July 26 ~ "The Times, They Are a Changin'" ~ Guest Speaker, Anita Mills
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 11.8 MB

   July 19 ~ Book Sunday ~ Various Guest Presenters
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship
          Book Talk #1 ~ "Contact" by Carl Sagan ~ Guest Speaker, Janet Belden
          Book Talk #2 ~ "The Martian" by Andy Weir ~ Guest Speaker, John Hart
          Book Talk #3 ~ "Wabi Saba for Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers by Leonard Koren" ~ Guest Speaker, Nancy Barlow
          Book Talk #4 ~ "Dying to be Me" by Anita Moorjani ~ Guest Speaker, Vicki Verinder

   July 12 ~ "The Right Direction" ~ Guest Speaker, Bernard Hamilton
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 10.5 MB

   July 5 ~ "Racists in Lab Coats: The Terrible Alliance of Science and White Supremacy" - Guest Speaker, Michael Phillips
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 10.3 MB

Theological Theme for June: Building a New Way

   June 28 ~ "To trust in that daring that shapes the world" ~ Guest Speaker, Rev. Lori Brandis
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 13.1 MB

   June 21 ~ "Being Men and Fathers in New Ways" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 10.0 MB

   June 14 ~ "Letting Go and Learning to Fly" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 7.7 MB

   June 7 ~ "Transitions and Change" - Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 10.0 MB

Theological Theme for May: Mercy

   May 31 ~ Special Service ~ Music Sunday
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ We're very sorry, sermon not available.

   May 24 ~ "Mercy, Mercy, Me: Compassion and Climate Change" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 9.4 MB

   May 17 ~ "Can We Act Justly and Love Mercy?" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Homily 8.0 MB

   May 10 ~ Flower Communion/Mothers' Day ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship
      Homily #1 "Mother's Day - Introduction" 2.9 MB
      Homily #2 "The Story of the Rev. Norbert F. Capek and the Flower Communion" 1.6 MB

   May 3 ~ "Mercy" ~ Guest Speaker ~ Rev. Gina Purcell
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 13.3 MB

Theological Theme for April: Freedom

   Apr 26 ~ "Fruitlands or Apple Slump" ~ Guest Minister ~ Rev. Jennifer Innis
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 12.5 MB

   Apr 19 ~ Special Service ~ The Youth of the Church
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ We're very sorry, sermon not available.

   Apr 12 ~ "The Four Freedoms Today" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 12.5 MB

   Apr 5 ~ Easter Sunday
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship
      "The Ministry and Teachings of Jesus" ~ Kathy Smith, DRE, & Rev. Patrick Price ~ 7.8 MB
      "The Witness and Death of Jesus" ~ Jeannette Baillie ~ 1.7 MB
      "U/U Insights about Jesus " ~ Kathy Smith, DRE, & Rev. Patrick Price ~ 2.2 MB
      Homily ~ "Liberation Is Costly" ~ Rev. Patrick Price ~ 2.4 MB

Theological Theme for March: Redemption

   Mar 29 ~ "Moses: A Leadership Case Study" ~ Members of the 2014 Harvest The Power Class
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 13.7 MB

   Mar 22 ~ "Redeeming Our Lives; Saving the World" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 10.4 MB

   Mar 15 ~ "Sin and Redemption, UU Style" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 7.8 MB

   Mar 8 ~ "Redemption; What Are We Saving beyond Daylight?" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 5.6 MB

   Mar 1 ~ "Religion: Do You Take it With or Without?" ~ Guest Speaker, Rev. Annie Foerster
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ We're very sorry, sermon not available.

Theological Theme for February: Religious Authority

   Feb 22 ~ "Money and Religious Authority" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 8.6 MB

   Feb 15 ~ "Evolution and Religious Authority" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 9.0 MB

   Feb 8 ~ "Social Justice and Religious Authority" ~ Guest Speaker, Courtney Van Lacy
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ We're very sorry, sermon not available.

   Feb 1 ~ "Exodus and Foundations: the Birth of Our Church" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 11.2 MB

Theological Theme for January: Creation

   Jan 25 ~ "Creation and the Stories We Tell Ourselves" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 11.3 MB

   Jan 18 ~ "The Creation of Justice" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ We're very sorry, sermon not available.

   Jan 11 ~ "A Question Box Sermon" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 16.6 MB

   Jan 4 ~ "Creation and the Interdependent Web" ~ Guest Speaker: Bill Snell
      Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 13.2 MB