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Sermon Archive - 2018


Prior Years: 2015 2016 2017


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 those recordings.

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Unless otherwise indicated, all recordings Copyright © 2018 Community Unitarian Universalist Church of Plano. All Rights Reserved. All rights to all material, including sermons, presentations, remarks or other speech, is reserved to the presenter and/or author.

These audio files may not be sold or otherwise distributed without permission.


Theological Theme for December: Hope

December 30 ~ "Turnings" ~ Sarah Reiling, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon

December 23 ~ "Journey Into Solstice" ~ Elena Westbrook, Guest Speaker & Community UU Choir
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon

December 16 ~ "The Dragon Who Never Had a Christmas" ~ A Holiday Pageant for all Ages
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon

December 9 ~ "Homelessness & Racial Injustice" ~ Rabbi David Gruber, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon

December 2 ~ "Hope" ~ the Venerable Tashi Nyima, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon


Theological Theme for November: Forgiveness

November 25 ~ "No Future Without Forgiveness" ~ Bill Holston, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon

November 18 ~ "7 X 70: Mysterious Manifestations of Forgiveness" ~ Brett Bratcher, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon

November 11 ~ Service in the Park ~ Dorayne Breedlove, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ (Sorry, but since the service was outdoors, it was not recorded)

November 4 ~ "Gone to Texas: Rev. Mary C. Billings (1823-1904) and Rev. Mariana Thompson Folsom (1845-1909)" ~ Kiya Heartwood, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon


Theological Theme for October: Death

October 28 ~ "Annual All Souls Worship and Celebration" ~ Tom Reid, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship
Homily1 ~ "We Are Remembrance" ~ Alyssa Church, Guest Speaker
Homily2 ~ "Why Forgiveness?" ~ Tom Reid, Guest Speaker
Homily3 ~ "Gratitude and Thanksgiving" ~ Kimberly Schramm, Guest Speaker

October 21 ~ "Where to Fly? Shelter and Healing from Misogyny and Entitlement" ~ Vanessa Vaughter, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon

October 14 ~ "Death is an Invitation for the Living" ~ Aimee Bell, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon

October 7 ~ "What Does It Mean to be Human?" ~ Scott Cooper, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon


Theological Theme for September: Faith

September 30 ~ "Reclaiming Our Covenant" ~ James Snell, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon

September 23 ~ "UU Faith in Action" ~ Rev. Chuck Freeman, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon

September 16 ~ "Pride"
Transgender Flag Dedication ~ Stephanie Dorman
Homily ~ Alyssa Church, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship

September 9 ~ "Forward By Faith" ~ Rev. Brett Bratcher, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon

September 2 ~ "Rational Faith and Applied Hope" ~ Elena Westbrook, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon


Theological Theme for August: Transform Lives

August 26 ~ "Annual Ingathering/Water Communion" ~ Elena Westbrook, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Homily: The Story of the Water Communion

August 19 ~ "I'm Not Going to Cook School: African American Education in Texas" ~ Michael Phillips and Betsy Friauf, Guest Speakers
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon

August 12 ~ "Row Your Boat" ~ Dorayne Breedlove, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon

August 5 ~ "UU Youth, Summer Travel Reflections" ~ CUUC Youth
Announcements ~ Order of Worship
Reflection1 ~ Rally Experiences, Luna Miller, Guest Speaker
Reflection2 ~ New Orleans Experiences, Shay Richardson, Guest Speaker
Reflection3 ~ General Assembly Experiences, Genevieve Saxon, Guest Speaker
Reflection4 ~ General Assembly Experiences, Kennoth Williams, Guest Speaker
Reflection5 ~ UBarU Experience, Quinton Coulonge, Guest Speaker
Reflection6 ~ Meadville Lombard Experience, Jack Dorman, Guest Speaker


Theological Theme for July: Work for Justice

July 29 ~ Book Sunday ~
Announcements ~ Order of Worship
Introduction to Book Sunday, Deb Bliss, Guest Speaker
Book1 ~ "Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway" by Susan Jeffers, Alyssa Church, Guest Speaker
Book2 ~ "The Truth about Animals" by Lucy Cooke, Jo Howser, Guest Speaker
Book3 ~ "Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up" by Marie Kondō, Nancy Barlow, Guest Speaker

July 22 ~ "Just Us" ~ Rev. James Cotten, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon

July 15 ~ "Stay in the Boat" ~ Rev. Edwin Robinson, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon

July 8 ~ "Diversity: The Devil is in the Details" ~ Rev. Annie Foerster, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon

July 1 ~ "When Hope and History Rhyme" ~ Bill Holston, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon


Theological Theme for June: Nourish Spirits

June 24 ~ "It's Movement Time" ~ Rev. Larry Brumfield, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ (Sorry, due to technical difficulties, sermon not available)

June 17 ~ "Three Views of Fatherhood"
Announcements ~ Order of Worship
Homily1 ~ "Visions of New Fatherhood" ~ Zach Hughes, Guest Speaker
Homily2 ~ "Visions of Now Fatherhood" ~ Steve Mallory, Guest Speaker
Homily3 ~ "Visions of Grand Fatherhood - 'Travels with Grandpa'" ~ Sam Nickols, Guest Speaker

June 10 ~ "I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon

June 3 ~ "Going Back to the Well" ~ Rev. Patrick Price & Rev. Jennifer Innis
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ (Sorry, due to copywrited material, sermon not available)


Theological Theme for May: Mercy

May 27 ~ "What the Covenant Means to Me" ~ Tom Kellner, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon

May 20 ~ "Music Sunday: Sound Over All Waters" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon ~ "Power of Music"

May 13 ~ "Annual Flower Communion and Mother's Day Service For All Ages"
Announcements ~ Order of Worship
Homily1 ~ "Julia Ward Howe and Her Mother's Day Proclamation" ~ Rev. Jennifer Innis and Tiffany Cheri’ Naquin
Homily2 ~ "The Story of the Rev. Norbert F. Capek and the Flower Communion" ~ Rev. Patrick Price

May 6 ~ "There's a Wideness in Your Mercy" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship
Homily1 ~ "Forgiveness and Mercy"
Homily2 ~ "There’s A Wideness In Your Mercy"


Theological Theme for April: Freedom

April 29 ~ "May Day/Beltane" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship
Homily1 ~ "May Day, Lady Day, Beltane"
Homily2 ~ "Days of Endings and Beginnings, Again"

April 22 ~ "Just Getting Started" ~ Rev. Jennifer Innis
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon

April 15 ~ "Steps Toward Freedom" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship
Homily1 ~ "Towards Freedom: the Edict of Torda"
Homily2 ~ "Toward Freedom: Religious Freedom Now"

April 8 ~ "Deciding to be Free" ~ Rev. James Cotten, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon

April 1 ~ "Eastertide Worship Service for All Ages" ~ Rev. Patrick Price, Rev. Jennifer Innis & Choir
Announcements ~ Order of Worship
Teaching1 ~ "The Ministry & Teachings of Jesus" ~ Revs. Jennifer Innis & Patrick Price
Teaching2 ~ "The Witness and Death of Jesus" ~ Elena Westbrook & Rev. Patrick Price
Teaching3 ~ "U/U Insights about Jesus" ~ Revs. Jennifer Innis & Patrick Price
Homily ~ "April Fools on the Road to Emmaus" ~ Rev. Patrick Price


Theological Theme for March: Redemption

March 25 ~ "Monkey Traps" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship
Homily1 ~ "Monkey Traps: Getting In"
Homily2 ~ "Monkey Traps: Getting Out"

March 18 ~ "Shamrocks and Casting Out Serpents" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship
Homily1 ~ "Shamrocks and Casting Out Serpents - Part 1"
Homily2 ~ "Shamrocks and Casting Out Serpents - Part 2"

March 11 ~ "Reform Ain't Freedom" ~ Rev. Edwin Robinson, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon

March 4 ~ "Not By Bread Alone.... But It Is a Good Start" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship
Homily1 ~ "Not By Bread Alone..."
Homily2 ~ "...But It Is a Good Start"


Theological Theme for February: Religious Authority

February 25 ~ "Our Power to Let Go" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship
Homily1 ~ "Our Power to Let Go - Part 1"
Homily2 ~ "Our Power to Let Go - Part 2"

February 18 ~ "Our Power of Blessing" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship
Homily1 ~ "Our Power of Blessing - Part 1"
Homily2 ~ "Our Power of Blessing - Part 2"

February 11 ~ "Our Power of Transformation" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship
Homily1 ~ "Our Power of Transformation - Part 1"
Homily2 ~ "Our Power of Transformation - Part 2"

February 4 ~ "The Ephemeral Ordination of Liberal Community Ministry" ~ Thomas Earthman, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ (Sorry, due to technical difficulties, sermon not available)


Theological Theme for January: Creation

January 28 ~ "Between Roots and Wings- the Dynamic Tension of Being" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship
Homily1 ~ "Between Roots and Wings"
Homily2 ~ "The Dynamic Tension of Being"

January 21 ~ "Creation Stories" ~ Members of the Worship Associates Team
Announcements ~ Order of Worship (Sorry, not available) ~ (Sorry, due to copyrighted material, sermon not available)

January 14 ~ Readings for MLK, Jr. Day ~ Members of the Worship Associates Team
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ (Sorry, due to copyrighted material, sermon not available)

January 7 ~ "Working Together for Black Lives Matter" ~ Dotty Storer, Guest Speaker
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon

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