A Handful of Mustard Seed

Sunday, 03.2.2014
Speaker: 
The Rev. Lisa Romantum Schwartz
The Buddha said, “As ripe fruits are in danger of falling, so mortals are always in danger of death. As all earthen vessels made by the potter end in being broken, so is the life of mortals. Both young and adult, both those who are fools and those who are wise, all are subject to death.” How do we face the inevitable end of our one wild and precious life? Rev. Lisa explores the topic.

Finding Footing in Freedom

Sunday, 02.9.2014
Speaker: 
Wynn Perkins, Student Minister
At seminary during the month of January Ministerial Intern Wynn Perkins participated in a discussion around the question, “In a world of endless freedom, what grounding does Unitarian Universalism provide?” The students shared ideas about both endless freedom and the grounding their faith provides. Wynn returns to North Carolina ready to share her insights from the workshop.

The Quest for Peace (or at Least a Truce) in the War on Drugs

Sunday, 02.2.2014
Speaker: 
The Rev. Lisa Romantum Schwartz
The U.S. has been fighting one war since 1971: The War on Drugs. But it’s not clear who we’re fighting, how effective our “weapons” are, or how we’ll know if we’ve ever won. Rev. Lisa Schwartz discusses current U.S. drug policy and why Unitarian Universalists have publicly voiced opposition to it.

How Lovely Is the Messenger

Sunday, 01.19.2014
Speaker: 
The Rev. Lisa Romantum Schwartz
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was a prophet, in the Biblical sense: He dared speak truth to power. He spoke truth to individuals and to systems that were mired in racism. And, both lovingly and scathingly, MLK spoke truth to the church, saying: "If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority." What would it mean for the church to be prophetic today?

Old Brain, New Earth

Sunday, 01.12.2014
Speaker: 
The Rev. Lisa Romantum Schwartz
Some scientists and philosophers say that there is a new consciousness arising in our world, and that the emerging shift in consciousness may offer the best hope for resolving conflict and bringing about peace and happiness. Sound too good to be true? Rev. Lisa Schwartz will draw on both spiritual sources and neurological scientific findings to challenge our perceptions of self and other and the relationship between the two.

Holy is the Dark

Sunday, 12.15.2013
Speaker: 
The Rev. Lisa Romantum Schwartz
The earth spins on its axis and takes the northern hemisphere far from the sun. The earth explores its shadow side and invites humanity along for the journey. What spiritual longings call to us from the dark of winter? Rev. Lisa Schwartz explores the deep, dark mystery of the season and the psyche.

How Far Can You See?

Sunday, 12.8.2013
Speaker: 
The Rev. Lisa Romantum Schwartz
Lovett Weems said, "We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are." But that rather begs the question: What is it we need to be? Who's included in that "we," anyway? What's in the future for Unitarian Universalism, and how will the UU Fellowship of Winston-Salem have a say and a stake in what the larger faith will become? This service will aim to open up questions that the Fellowship will explore in the coming year.

Kindling the Human Miracle

Sunday, 12.1.2013
Speaker: 
Wynn Perkins, Student Minister
Following a toruching Hannukkah story from WWII New York, UUFWS's Student Minister Wynn Perkins explores the meaning of the first candle of Hanukkah and how it might relate to the only candle we light in our chalice. What did the ancients light that first Hanukkah candle for? And what things might we light our chalice for today that carry so much meaning?

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