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September 2023

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August 27, 2023(1 event)

10:00 am: Sunday Service: The Light of Change

August 27, 2023

Rev. Dr, Richard Speck.

In-person and Live-stream.

I have been a fan of Holly Near for over forty years. But I didn’t know that she was a lot more than a singer songwriter. We will examine her life and learn more about her including her social justice work. Come prepared to sing and learn.

The Rev. Dr. Richard Speck is the retired District Executive for the Joseph Priestley District (JPD) of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. Previously, he served nine years as minister to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, Florida.

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501 S. High St.
West Chester, PA 19382
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September 3, 2023(1 event)

10:00 am: Sunday Service: I Will See You in September

September 3, 2023

Rev. Dr. Om Prakash Gilmore.

In-person and Live-stream.

There was a song a long time ago by Gary Lewis and the Playboys called I Will See You In September. One of the lines is “Have a good time, but remember, there is danger in the summer moon above. I will see you in September, or lose you to a Summer love.” The Summer has passed. There have been many distractions. Now we are in an in between space, about to enter into the Autumn season. As the Taoist say, “In summer things grow, in the Autumn we gather the things that we need to last through the hard winter.” How do we gather the things that we need from an alluring, but turbulent summer, not only to keep us secure through the coming winter, but also alive, vibrant and free?
Rev., Dr. Om Prakash (John Gilmore) is a retired Unitarian Universalist Minister, writer, Certified Life-Coach, Licensed Massage Therapist and Teacher. He is a graduate of Meadville Lombard Divinity School. He later received his D. Min. at University of Creation Spirituality in Work and Spirituality and did Postdoctoral Work at Sat Yoga Institute in Costa Rica studying spirituality and identity. His focus for the last 20 years has been the practical application of alternative therapies and healing modalities to empower and to remove the negative effects of oppression, suppression, and depression. He was a regular monthly Dharma teacher at Won Buddhist Institute in Abington, Pennsylvania, and is presently serving on the CUUPS national board in the position of Right Relations, and as a Trustee on the Triumph Church of the New Age Board.

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501 S. High St.
West Chester, PA 19382
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September 10, 2023(1 event)

10:00 am: Sunday Service: Ingathering

September 10, 2023

Cassie Lengel.

In-person & Live-stream.

Drawn by the vision of what can be, we continue our quest to grow, love, and serve together. This service will include our annual Blessing of the Backpacks. All who attend, and especially school aged children and youth, are invited to bring their backpacks or other bags with them to the service. (For those who don’t bring bags, we can bless “virtual backpacks.”)

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501 S. High St.
West Chester, PA 19382
September 11, 2023(1 event)

7:00 pm: Religious Services Committee

September 11, 2023

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September 17, 2023(1 event)

10:00 am: Sunday Service: Being Both

September 17, 2023

Rev. Sana Saeed.

In-person and live-stream.

What is a Muslim doing working at a church? A question Sana received frequently while working at the UU Church of Arlington, VA. Today there are more people identifying as UU Muslim. Join her to explore how we make room for interfaith families and people identifying as multi-religious in our community as we reflect on the theme of belonging. 

More About Our Guest Minister

A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, and past President of Diverse Revolutionary UU Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM), Rev. Sana Saeed has been on the Congregational Life Staff for the Central East Region of the UUA since July.

She lives with her partner, their beloved puppy, Rumi and their adorable cat, Nix in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia.

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501 S. High St.
West Chester, PA 19382
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September 24, 2023(1 event)

10:00 am: Sunday Service: Universal Holiness

September 24, 2023

Rev. Dr. Keith Goheen.

In-person & Live-stream.

Universalism has been present in Christianity since its inception, but universal salvation has not always been the prevailing view, nor has it meant the same thing at all times in Universalist and UU history. Let us explore universal holiness as a spiritual condition open to us all.

Rev. Keith Goheen has served as chaplain at Beebe Healthcare is Lewes, Delaware, for 18 years. He has been in ministerial fellowship with the UUA since 1999 and is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek.

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501 S. High St.
West Chester, PA 19382
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