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Our Traditional Service is held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each Sunday. For your convenience, we've posted descriptions of this month's sermon topics and speakers. Many past sermons are available in audio.

April 15, 2018: Goddess: When She Rules

Julie Prenticeathena

It has happened throughout history that there were female deities (Goddesses) who were worshipped in many different cultures and religions as the dominant deities of the time. Whatever their names, it was true that they were Mother Goddesses who held equal or higher place than male deities of that era. As time passed, male Gods became dominant in many religions and cultures. Today, Goddess worship is increasing around the world. Is this a time when Goddesses can “rule” and what would that mean? How has this worship changed over time and what does it mean for Unitarian Universalists today?

A Unitarian Universalist for twenty years, Julie has been writing poetry for most of her life. From the East Coast originally, she now lives in California with her soulmate and their furry companion. After careers as an ASL interpreter and preschool teacher, she is currently working as a passionate Peer Supporter of persons with mental health challenges. In her spare time, she’s a writer, knitter, crafter, and singer. Her work has also been published in several poetry anthologies and online journals and blogs. She is the current Worship Chair at UUCM.

April 29, 2018: The Saviors of God

Rich Panter

humanistI became a UU shortly after meeting my wife, Glynda Christian, a life-long Unitarian. We were married in a UU church in the bucolic village of Petersham, in Western Massachusetts, and over the years have been active members of UU congregations in Massachusetts, South Carolina, and California. My sermon, titled “The Saviors of God,” traces my journey to becoming a UU secular humanist.

A former documentary filmmaker for East Coast public TV stations, now living in Bodega Bay, Rich Panter was raised an Episcopalian, majored in Humanities, earned a Masters in Urban Elementary Education with the U.S. Teacher Corps, and became a UU three decades ago.