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Ep. 56: Mental Health (Guest Speaker Dr. Sherry McAndrew)

On November 3rd guest speaker Dr Sherry McAndrew spoke with the Harmony congregation at length about mental health topics.  Sherry also graciously conducted a wide-ranging Q&A session after her talk.  

Ep. 53: Sequoia Service!

At our Sunday, September 15th service, our Sequoia class takes over Harmony!  The service explores the various projects the students have completed or are working toward, and includes a musical introduction and sermon by Maddie and Ella focusing on the dangers of puppy mills in the U.S.

Great job, kids!

Ep. 34: Issues Around Immigration (With Guest Speaker from IJPC)

Guest speaker Samantha Searls from the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center (IJPC) discusses immigration at the October 21, 2018, service. The Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center educates and advocates for peace, challenges unjust local, national and global systems, and promotes the creation of a nonviolent society. IJPC is supported by faith-based organizations and individuals who work together to educate around justice issues, take collaborative action and do public witness. They address local, national and international concerns focusing on the death penalty, immigration, human trafficking and peace and nonviolence.

Ep. 6: This Mother’s Love: More Than the Sum of Its Parts

If you’ve ever wondered about transgender parenting or how to love and support our transgender youth, this episode of the Harmony UU Podcast is for you. Listen in as a local mom shares moments and realizations from her personal parenting journey. For our guest speaker Lisa Phair (as for many of us), the process of loving like a mother has been developmental—a process that allows so very much to fall away that does not matter or no longer applies.

This mother’s love is pure. It is strong. It is brave. And while it started personally, it may be needed more than ever, politically. This mother’s love is not just for mothers!

The sermon featured in this episode, “This Mother’s Love: More Than the Sum of Its Parts,” was recorded at Harmony, a Unitarian Universalist Community, on April 2, 2017. 

Ep. 4: Our Muslim Neighbors

This sermon, “Our Muslim Neighbors,” was originally delivered to the congregation of Harmony, a Unitarian Universalist Community, on February 19, 2017. It is published here with permission from the writer, with all rights reserved.

By Shaykh Aiyub Muhammad Hansbhai

For this brief introduction to Islam and Muslims, let’s begin with a few definitions. Islam can be defined as “peace through submission to God.” Muslim refers to “one who submits to God.” And the Arabic word Salaam simply means “peace.”

We believe that when everyone follow the laws of our creator willingly, then there is peace for self and everyone.

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