Recent Sermons – Audio
May 20, 2018 “Us, Now.” Rev. Gy returns from vacation and weaves together her thoughts on technology, ancient Hebrew, and the balance of rationalism and mysticism. All this is in relation to who we wish to become in the world.
April 22, 2018 “Earth Day, with Art Toy” Dr. Art Toy, owner of Four Elements Energy Inc., came to speak about the current capabilities of sustainable energy technologies, and the challenges it is facing in the State of Michigan.
February 18, 2018 “How our UU Principles Guide Us” Rev. Gy discusses the history of racism in the US and how it became an institution.
February 4, 2018 “When Will You Give Me a Grandbaby?” Rev. Gy discusses how Christian teachings influence world population growth and how we might re-think it.
January 28, 2018 “The Responsibility of Society to Pass Policies that End Poverty”Rev. Edward Pinkney, a civil rights activist from Benton Harbor, MI. Sharing his experiences, thoughts, and visions.
January 21, 2018 “Michigan Immigrant Rights” Guest speaker, Susan Reed from the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center
January 14, 2018 “Letter to Self “ Rev. Gy talked about how our attitudes and aspirations are relative to the times in which they occur. The congregation wrote letters to themselves to be read later.
January 7, 2018 “My Trip to Puerto Rico” Nichole Najar describes the personal impact of her service trip to Puerto Rico to help the people recover from the devastating hurricane damage. Even without the visual benefit of her slide show, Nichole’s message comes through powerfully.
December 31, 2017 “Burning Bowl” Rev. Gy inspires us to identify what thoughts and memories are not serving us well, and to let them go. The congregation wrote these down on paper and burnt them in the flame.
December 10, 2017 “Christmas, Early” Rev. Gy will do the Christmas Eve service in partnership with People’s Church in Kalamazoo, so she shared a special Christmas message with our congregation today.
December 3, 2017 “A Season of Endings and Beginnings” Rev. Larry Farris, guest speaker
November 26, 2017 “Guest at Your Table” Rev. Gy explained the UU Service Committee’s program and why it is of value to use it during the next month.
November 19, 2017 “Our New Vision and Mission” Rev. Gy and the Committee on Ministry shared the process that was used to create the church’s new vision and mission statements, and unveiled the results.
November 12, 2017 Robert Weir discussed how the Nazi German atrocities could have been accepted by the German people, and what it tells us about human nature. Could the same thing happen today?
NOTE: in September and October, our audio recording system suffered some technical issues, and we did not capture good recordings. This is the reason for a gap in the timeline.
August 13, 2017 Rev. Gy responded to the recent violence in Charlottesville, NC at a White Supremacy rally.
August 6, 2017 Rev. Gy’s topic was “Are the Gays and Trans People Really That Bad?”
To listen to older sermon recordings, go to the Sermon Archive page The Responsibility of Society to Pass Policies that End Poverty