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Why I Am (Still) a Unitarian Universalist

Why I Am (Still) a Unitarian Universalist Rev. Dan Schatz Unitarian Congregation of West Chester June 3, 2018 To all who seek comfort: Come in. Let the warmth of this community feed your soul.  To all who seek knowledge: Come in.Let the gathered wisdom of humanity feed your minds.  To all who seek justice: Come … Continued

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Practice Loving Kindness

Practice Loving Kindness Unitarian Congregation of West Chester April 15, 2018 Rev. Dan Schatz   I become more and more certain, as the years go by, that wherever friendship is destroyed… or precious ties are severed, there is a failure of imagination.  Someone is too intent on justifying [themself], never venturing out to imagine the … Continued

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A Larger Circle

A Larger Circle  by Rev. Dan Schatz Unitarian Congregation of West Chester March 4, 2018 The year was 1954.  A couple of dozen members of the First Unitarian Church of Wilmington, Delaware met for dinner every month.  All of them lived in the same Pennsylvania neighborhood, and over time they became closer and stronger in … Continued

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Science, Religion and Truth

  Science, Religion and Truth Rev. Dan Schatz Unitarian Congregation of West Chester February 25, 2018 Reaching out from our own existence, we explore the universe – learning, growing, seeking to understand our world. Astounded by wonder, our hearts thrill to the exploration of a distant galaxy, a chemical reaction, or a single human cell. … Continued

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The Republic of Heaven

The Republic of Heaven Rev. Dan Schatz Unitarian Congregation of West Chester October 15, 2017     Readings “But what does Lord Asriel intend?” [she asked,] “What is this world, and why has he come here?”  “He led us here because this world is empty. Empty of conscious life, that is. We are not colonialists…. … Continued

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Chocolate Is Just the Beginning

Chocolate Is Just the Beginning (a celebration of the Feast of Decadent Chocolate) by Rev. Dan Schatz Unitarian Congregation of West Chester February 12, 2017   Poem:  Ode to Chocolate, by Sarah Hyson The darker, the better, rich thou art in theobromines, your fermentation eases my heart. Whether solid or liquid your ballet on the … Continued

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Day of Justice

Day of Justice by Rev. Dan Schatz with readings from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unitarian Congregation of West Chester January 16, 2017 Come in to this place of memory and justice, where the spirit enlivens and calls us forward, transforming and renewing with love and freedom for all.   http://podcasts.ucwc.org/?name=2017-01-15-ucwc-sermon1.mp3   The Words … Continued

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Bigger On the Inside: Unitarian Universalism and Doctor Who – Rev. Dan Schatz

  Readings: I am and always will be the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams. – the 11th Doctor, The Almost People  “When you’re a kid, they tell you it’s all… Grow up, get a job, get married, get a house, have a kid, and that’s it. But the … Continued

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New Member Sunday: What Is Unitarian Universalism For? – Rev. Dan Schatz

In the old days of Universalist evangelism, circuit riding ministers traveled from town to town, preaching the message of a loving and forgiving God, freedom of thought, reason in religion, and respect for the beliefs of others.  At a time when fire and brimstone dominated the pulpits of America, the Universalist church grew to become … Continued

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