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Sermon Archive - 2016


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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 © 2016 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.

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Theological Theme for December: Peace

December 25 ~ "Ghosts of Christmas Past" ~ Guest Speaker, Elena Westbrook
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 0.0 MB

December 18 ~ "Annual Yuletide Celebration" ~ led by Kathy Smith & Community Church Choir
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 0.0 MB

December 11 ~ "Spirit Play Worship"
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 0.0 MB

December 4 ~ "Pacificist, Made Not Born" ~ Guest Speaker, Dr. Tom Cotton
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 0.0 MB


Theological Theme for November: Gratitude

November 27 ~ "Covenant" ~ Guest Speaker, Rev. Mark Walz
Announcements ~ Order of WorshipSermon 8.6 MB

November 20 ~ "Parallel Lives" ~ Guest Speaker, Elena Westbrook
Announcements ~ Order of WorshipSermon 13.6 MB ~ Sermon Text ( (c) Elena Westbrook 2016)

November 13 ~ Worship in the Park at Bob Woodruff Park in the North Shelter
Announcements ~ Order of Worship (not available) ~ Sorry, sermon not recorded

November 6 ~ "LGBT Human Rights: An International Perspective" ~ Guest Speaker, David Overton 
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 19.4 MB ~ Sermon Text ( (c) David Overton 2016)


Theological Theme for October: Unity & Diversity

October 30 ~ Annual All Souls Celebration ~ Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~
We're sorry but due to technical difficulties, the homilies are not available

October 23 ~ "Vision and Resilience: Our Unity and Our Diversity" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of WorshipSermon 11.7 MB

October 16 ~ "Isolation, Solitude and Community" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of WorshipSermon 11.2 MB

October 9 ~ "Do All Lives Matter?" ~ Guest Speaker, Rev. Mark Walz
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 11.4 MB

October 2 ~ "The Many-ness and the One-ness" ~ Rev. Patrick Price 
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 9.5 MB


Theological Theme for September: Vocation & Calling

September 25 ~ "Cradle Will Rock, Again" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of WorshipSermon 13.3 MB

September 18 ~ "Doing Work You Love and Work You Don't Love" ~ Guest Speaker, David Fisher
Annoucements ~ Order of WorshipSermon 13.8 MB

September 11 ~ "Even 'G-d' Gets Time Off" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 14.9 MB

September 4 ~ "A Callng to Come Alive" ~ Rev. Patrick Price 
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 11.3 MB


Theological Theme for August: Making It Real

August 28 ~ "The Good News of Unitarian Universalism" ~ Zach Hughes
Announcements ~ Order of WorshipSermon 8.2 MB

August 21 ~ In Gathering of Water Service ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Homily, "Backpacks, Buckets and Blessings" 3.4 MB

August 14 ~ "A Question Box Sermon" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 16.1 MB

August 7 ~ "What's Goin' On? - Observations on Current Events" ~ Harvest the Power Class 
Announcements ~ Order of Worship
"What’s In the Box?" ~ Karen Ditsch ~ Homily1
"Labels, Illusions, and Missed Connections" ~ Katey Eubanks ~ Homily2
"Tearing the Lettuce, Listening for God" ~ Kimberly Schramm ~ Homily3


Theological Theme for July: Making It Real

July 31 ~ "Unwritten Rules and Stealth Expectations" ~ Guest Speaker, Pat Smith
Announcements ~ Order of WorshipSermon 9.0 MB

July 24 ~ "Come and See" ~ Guest Speaker, Rev. Larry Brumfield
Announcements ~ Order of WorshipSermon 19.3 MB

July 17 ~ "Soul of the earth: The new green revolution" ~ Guest Speaker, Alan Robbins
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Invocation ~ Meditation ~ Sermon 7.1 MB

July 10 ~ "Losing who we THINK we are to discover who we REALLY are" ~ Guest Speaker, Rev. Brett Bratcher 
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 12.4 MB

July 3 ~ "The Servant Leader" ~ Guest Speaker, Bill Holston
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 13.3 MB


Theological Theme for June: Making It Real

June 26 ~ Book Sunday
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~
Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross, given by Anita Van Ouwerkerk ~ Talk1 3.2 MB
The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles given by Cheri Naquin ~ Talk2 4.2 MB
The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck given by Miles Dillon ~ Talk3 3.7 MB

June 19 ~ "Things My Father Taught Me, Whether He Knew It or Not" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 9.9 MB - We're sorry but due to technical difficulties, the recording ended before Rev. Price had finished his sermon.

June 12 ~ "REAL-izing Our Lives" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 10.4 MB

June 5 ~ "Reality. Wow! What a Concept" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 11.6 MB


Theological Theme for May: Transcendence

May 29 ~ Beyond the Pale ~ Special Musical Guests
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ We're sorry - sermon not available

May 22 ~ "Mysticism, Transcendence and the Laundry" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Homily 10.0MB

May 15 ~ "Hungering for the Sacred" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 11.1 MB

May 8 ~ Flower Communion and Mother's Day Celebration
Announcements ~ Order of Worship
"Julia Ward Howe and Her Mother's Day Proclamation" ~ Kathy Smith and Karen Roggenkamp
"The Story of the Rev. Norbert F. Capek and the Flower Communion" ~ Rev. Patrick Price

May 1 ~ Beltane Celebration ~ Guest Speakers, Elena Westbrook and Kathy Smith
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ We're sorry - sermon not available


Theological Theme for April: Transformation

April 24 ~ "My good spirit, my better self." ~ Guest Speaker, Tom Kellner
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 9.4 MB

April 17 ~ "Roots hold me close. Wings set me free." ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 9.6 MB

April 10 ~ "The Heart of Whiteness: Understanding Power and Privilege" ~ Guest Speaker: Robert Jensen, PhD
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 10.5 MB

April 3 ~ "Transformation: Beyond the Novelty of Change" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 9.3 MB


Theological Theme for March: Brokenness

March 27 ~ Easter Sunday ~ Rev. Patrick Price, Kathy Smith and MaryAnn Owens
Announcements ~ Order of Worship
Biblical Perspective: "Passion Week: The Witness and Death of Jesus" 1.8 MB
U/U Perspective: "U/U Insights about Jesus" 2.2 MB
Homily: "Busted, Blended and Mended" 1.6 MB

March 20 ~ "The Roots of Brokenness: Self-Grasping and Self-Cherishing" ~ Guest Speaker: Ven. Tashi Nyima
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 5.4 MB

March 13 ~ "Healing the Broken" ~ Guest Speaker: Name Withheld by Request
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ We're sorry - sermon not available

March 6 ~ "You Break It, You Buy It" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 8.6 MB


Theological Theme for February: Love

February 28 ~ "Taking the Leap Forward" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 12.2 MB

February 21 ~ Evolution Sunday ~ Guest Speakers: Elena Westbrook, Jeannette Baillie and Cheri Naquin
Sorry, No Announcements ~ Order of Worship
"The Power of Observation" ~ Jeannette Baillie ~ Homily1 4.8 MB
"What Would Albertus Magnus Do?" ~ Cheri Naquin ~ Homily2 3.4 MB
"Why Is Teaching Evolution Scary?" ~ Elena Westbrook ~ Homily3 6.8 MB

February 14 ~ "What Has Love Got to Do With It?" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 10.5 MB

February 7 ~ "Where Is Love?" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 11.2 MB


Theological Theme for January: Justice

January 31 ~ "More than Marriage: LBGTQ Equality After Ogberfell v. Hodges" ~ Guest Speaker: Dr. Susan Harper
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 10.5 MB

January 24 ~ "Equal Justice" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 11.5 MB

January 17 ~ "A Justice Made of Love" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 9.3 MB

January 10 ~ "A Question Box Sermon" ~ Rev. Patrick Price
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 19.0 MB

January 3 ~ "The Fast I Choose, a winding journey to becoming a human rights lawyer" ~ Guest Speaker: Bill Holston
Announcements ~ Order of Worship ~ Sermon 11.3 MB