Sermons from 2019
About links below display calendar events for the services; Read links display the text of the sermons; Listen links play the audio; Watch links play the video. (The last three links are added if and when those media become available.)
|Date||Sermon Title and Description||Preacher/Participant|
|May 19||The Gift of Reconciliation - About, Read||Rev. Shawn Newton|
|May 12||The Snail Effect - About, Read||Maya Ferguson-Klinowski|
|May 5||The Interdependent Web - About, Read||Rev. Shawn Newton|
|April 28||From the Roots - About, Read||Rev. Lynn Harrison|
|April 21||All will come again into its strength - About, Read||Rev. Shawn Newton|
|April 14||The Interconnected Web of Nature of which we are a Part - About||Rev. Wayne Walder|
|April 7||"A New World Waiting To Be Born" - About, Read||Rev. Shawn Newton|
|March 31||A Wing and a Prayer: Wow! - About, Read||Rev. Lynn Harrison|
|March 24||Wing and a Prayer: Sorry - About, Read||Rev. Shawn Newton|
|March 17||Wing and a Prayer: Thanks - About, Read, Watch||Rev. Shawn Newton|
|March 10||Wing and a Prayer: Help - About, Read||Rev. Stephen Atkinson|
|March 3||Wing and a Prayer: Hello - About, Read||Rev. Lynn Harrison|
|February 24||Women Working for Change - About, Read||Rev. Lynn Harrison|
|February 17||What Is My Faith? - About, Read, Watch||Rev. Shawn Newton|
|February 10||All Kinds of Love - About||Rev. Shawn Newton|
|February 3||Change Is Gonna Come - About, Read, Watch||Rev. Lynn Harrison|
|January 27||Change: Looking Beyond the Great Change - About, Read, Watch||Rev. Peter Hughes|
|January 20||Change: What, Me Change? - About, Read, Watch||Rev. Lynn Harrison|
|January 13||Change: The World's Slowest Roller Coaster - About, Read, Watch||Rev. Shawn Newton|
|January 6||Lives Lived - About, Watch||Rev. Shawn Newton &
Rev. Lynn Harrison
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Planning an Event at First
Gatherings, workshops, celebrations—would you like to produce an event at First Unitarian that serves the congregation and perhaps the wider community? Use our Event Planning Guidelines and Policies to organize your vision and propose your event! Please submit your completed proposal at least four months in advance of the event date to avoid delays.
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Event Planning Guidelines
This page provides information and guidelines to help you get started with planning an event.
(See Event Planning Resources below for a printable version.)
The purpose of these guidelines is to:
These guidelines cover any activity or event which:
Begin the event planning process at least four months before the proposed date (beginning closer to your proposed date may result in postponement):
To go forward with an event at First, your plan must be approved by the Chief Convenor, often with input from staff and/or the Executive Committee (comprised of the Chief Convenor, the President of the Board of Trustees, and the Ministers.) This part of the process may take up to 3 weeks and you will likely be contacted to answer some questions in the meantime.
To understand the decision making process, review and consider your intended event using the Sweet Spot tool [hyperlink:The Sweet Spot.pdf]. If the information you provide makes it clear that your plans “hit the sweet spot”, there is a higher likelihood your event can proceed.
If the decision is to not proceed, the Chief Convenor will discuss the rationale with you. The decision may relate to timing, fit, logistics and resources, or competing priorities. In some cases, an adjustment to the plans may resolve the items of concern while, in other cases, the event will not be able to go forward in the foreseeable future.
Event Planning Resources
Forms and Policies - Downloads