Sermons on Society & Culture
Continuing our summer theme on “How can We Change the World?,” Peter Racine will talk about the crisis facing Central America, particularly women and girls and the Foundation that he and his wife Kelly started seven years ago, The Center for Central American Empowerment, and it’s work to protect and empower women and girls, strengthen families and promote male responsibility.
Come join us for our next installment for our Summer Series entitled “How can We Change the World?” We are pleased to welcome Matt Hartley, the director of the UNF Interfaith Center.
Rev. Lee Anne discusses the importance of free speech and freedom of the pulpit, underscoring the significance of open debate, challenges to preconceived notions, and the importance of connecting authentically through shared experiences and diverse perspectives.
Hope Clayton and Sharon Scholl lead a service exploring how poetry helps us to resist blindness to beauty, insensitivity to others, and our own stodgy refusal to change.
Everytime we push back against the oppressive forces in our culture, we are vulnerable. Everytime we speak the truth to power (or to anyone, really) we are vulnerable. Join us on Sunday as Rev. Lee Anne explores how embracing vulnerability may be our greatest superpower.
While we say that we love our families and friends, we also say we love ice cream. Are we equating our deepest and most profound relationships with our gastronomic preferences? The Greek language has at least 8 different names for love—each pointing to a precise and unique relationship between the lover and the loved. Join us as Rev. Lee Anne Washington explores what we mean when we use the word “love.”
Shutta Crum served for thirty years as an educator and a librarian. She is also an award-winning writer of books for children and poetry for adults, who was awarded the Michigan Library Assoc. Award of Merit as youth librarian of the year (2002). She’s taught at the high school and college levels, and under the auspices of the Mich. Council for the Arts.The author of thirteen picture books, three novels, two collections of poetry, and more than 140 published poems,…
Sometimes it’s simple, some might say small, loving gestures that inspire a sense of wonder. Join Rev. Lee Anne and Penny Reid as they share two inspirational stories of just such wondrous gestures of love.
Recently, one of our national leaders was lambasted when she quoted a line from a poem during a crisis moment for the country. And yet, poetry is EXACTLY what we need during our times of need. The poetic use of words, oratory, and voice can claim our souls like no other when we are floundering, emotionally and spiritually, as individuals or as a country.
Rev. Lee Anne explores recognizing and understanding our blessings.