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Ep. 44: Life Lessons I’ve Learned While Traveling

In our Sunday service on May 5, 2019,  Harmony UU member Tony Gross shared life lessons he’s learned while traveling.  Whether you’re well-traveled or not, his reflections will help you to see the world differently on your next trip.

Ep. 42: Democracy Working As It Should: Bring Our Nation Together

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At our Sunday service on April 7, 2019, Harmony UU member Dick Galloway discusses how We the People are not the Right or the Left. That’s a ploy used by those in power to divide us. No! “We the People” are the real center. A huge majority of Americans—across the political spectrum—are already united on all of these issues.

Ep. 41: May The Odds Be Ever in Your Favor: The Role of Luck in Science and Religion

At our Sunday service on March 17, 2019, Harmony UU member Kif Corcoran delivered a timely sermon discussing the role of luck in science and religion. Hopefully you were lucky enough to have attended this St. Patrick’s Day service :), but if not this podcast is your chance to experience it!

Ep. 40: Smartphone Addiction

From our Sunday service on March 3, 2019.  Harmony UU member Alexx Cook discusses how our world is more digitally connected than ever before. But is that what’s best for us?

Alexx explores some unintended consequences of constant smartphone use and includes her own personal connections to this topic. She also touches upon mental health issues and offers some tips to help us curtail our dependence on them.

 

Ep. 39: Relationship Spaces

At our Sunday service on February 17, 2019, Harmony UU member Jon King discusses how our relationships can be complicated, and can sometimes feel overwhelming. But a simple, flexible metaphor can help us to put some sense of order to the clutter.  The spaces where our relationships live are different for each of us.  The sermon describes how to think of them in terms of physical spaces, and how that can help us all understand how we can manage them.

Ep. 38: Getting to Know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

At our Sunday service on February 3, 2019, Harmony UU member Doren Cook and her husband Steve present some of the history, beliefs, and organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The church began in 19th century America with six people and now has approximately 16 million members worldwide. The sermon will also touch on some modern issues, including the relationship with the LGBT community, Boy Scouts, politics, and why the word “Mormon” is now taboo.

 

Ep. 37: Living A Meaningful Life

At our service on Sunday, January 27, 2019, (rescheduled from Jan. 20 due to weather), we explore the philosophy of what gives a life purpose and what it means to live a life of meaning. This sermon, led by Harmony UU cofounder and worship director Rob Rogan, also honors the life of recently passed Harmony member Karen Gottschall–and finds wisdom and comfort in her personal philosophy of life.

Ep. 36: Justice Across Borders

At our service on Sunday, November 18, Harmony UU board members Kif Corcoran and Christopher De Serna discuss justice across borders and the history of the sanctuary movement in the US. For thousands of Central Americans making the dangerous journey north to escape gang violence, gender-based assault, and increased militarization, the road away from danger is paved with injustices. It is important to understand the difficulty and duration of this journey – and to believe that human rights should be recognized before, during, and after their escape from danger.

Ep. 35: Money and Charity

How we think about money has a lot to do with how we were raised, and how our families prioritized spending.  This holds especially true for how we consider our charitable dollars: how much we donate, and to what destinations, are complex decisions that can be based on emotional response as much as rational considerations. In this sermon from our service on November 4, 2018, Harmony members Karen Gottschall and Brandon Gallite offer thoughts on managing your finances to guide your charitable donations to causes that are truly important to you.

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