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Podcasts

Here's a collection of some of our recent sermons as podcasts. Scroll down a bit and you'll also find some wonderful videos that were created as part of our services.

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Patrick McLaughlin

On war, human incompetence and the need for peacemaking.

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Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson

Join us for our annual multigenerational, interspecies Blessing of the Animals Service. All well-behaved
companion animals are welcome to attend! You can also bring pictures of your beloved pets or a stuffed animal
that you love. Our first Sunday brunch will include vegetarian fare, and kibble and water for the dogs!
Proceeds from the brunch will go to Unitarian Universalists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

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Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson

As the Jewish High Holy Days conclude, we’ll explore the lessons that we can learn from this time.

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Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson

Join us for Ingathering Sunday, when we celebrate our moving forward into the Fellowship year.

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Jean Rabenold

Jean reflects on our ancestors who came here on the Mayflower.

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Daniel Stracka

UU’s and Immigration: Are we lost or simply turned around?

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Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson

When we give to others, we rightly focus on the recipient of the gift. Yet we know that the giver receives as well. This Service explores the effect of sharing our gifts in this beloved community.

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Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson

We all work. Whether we work in or outside of our homes, in jobs we have chosen or stumbled into, in careers we cherish or are challenged by, our work plays a large part in many aspects of our lives. This Service explores the sacredness of work. The topic was chosen by D’etta Aki and Beth Forbes, who purchased the sermon at the auction.

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Pat McLaughlin

Just where does one find the time to live a full, busy life, while being a good citizen... AND still find the time to solve all the world’s problems?

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Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson

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Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson

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Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson

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Rev. Dr. Karen Stoyanoff

This Sunday we are pleased to welcome the Rev. Dr. Karen Stoyanoff, who is completing a pulpit exchange with our minister. Rev. Stoyanoff is the minister of Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church in Costa Mesa. She is an inspiring preacher, and we can look forward to a great Service.

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Jim & Lynn Chow

The Sufis are the religious liberals of Islam. One of the most enchanting of spiritual practices is the dancing of the Mevlevi order of Sufis – the “whirling dervishes”. Introduced into the United States in the 1960’s, Sufi dancing is growing in popularity, and some members of this congregation have taken it up.

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Eileen Maurer

What good is a religion if it’s only relevant to celibate, single, childless adults? What good is a theology if it only works for a nomadic band of apostles? In this sermon, I will explore the religious lessons we learn from lifetimes of daily family life. Every family is not only different from other families, but is also a new and different family itself as its members move through life’s transitions.

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Kelley Grimes, Katia Hansen & Fellowship Members

We celebrate the beginning of summer and all the abundance in our lives, and explore ways to cultivate gratitude for our many blessings.

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Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson

For five months, 15 youth and 15 adults acting as mentors in our congregation participated in an exciting and extensive program of spiritual exploration and identity formation. This Service will celebrate the conclusion of our youth Coming of Age program. You won’t want to miss this powerful Service, as the youth will share their belief statements and we will honor them in completing this important rite of passage.

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Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson

The Unitarian Universalist Flower Communion is a uniquely UU Service, in which we remember and celebrate the life of Rev. Norbert Capek, the Czechoslovakian Unitarian minister who developed the flower communion for his congregation in 1923.

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Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson

This is a year of celebrating milestones in our Fellowship. Join Lisa Wellens and Rev. Beth for this multigenerational Service as we celebrate Religious Education Sunday and the transitions in our program.

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Intern Minister Michael Walker, MA

The Intern Minister of First Church, Michael Walker, is guest preaching on the topics of life and love, and we may approach the topic of death with life in mind.  This upbeat sermon teaches us to live in the here and now.

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The Sunday Service Committee

Although Pete Seeger’s music is ubiquitous, “If I had a hammer... I’d hammer in the morning...” he is almost as well known an advocate for peace, equality, justice and the environment. Join us for a celebration in honor of his life’s work on his 90th birthday – and find out what his charge is to the rest of us.

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Individual Songs from the Service

Guantanamera | Joe Hill | Little Boxes | Turn! Turn! Turn!

Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson

On this Easter Sunday in 2009, we explore the Easter message for us today.

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Eileen Maurer & Pat McLaughlin

Join us as we kick off Palomar UU Fellowship’s 2009 pledge drive. We’ll explore the concepts of stewardship
...how we care for our religious home and ensure its growth and longevity.

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Pat McLaughlin

Spiritual practice... what? What’s that? And ...why?

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Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson

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Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson

Whether you are a founder, long-time member of the Fellowship, or planning to come for the very first time – plan to bring a friend with you this Sunday! Where did we come from? Who are we? What is our role in the world? Even while embracing a deep pluralism, what story do we share? This Service will explore what it means to be a liberal religious community.

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Eileen Maurer

Join Eileen as she explores the laws of physics and metaphysics that seem to govern how the sacred properties of energy and balance play out in our spiritual lives.

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Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson

Last year the Tweens class surveyed folks attending Sunday Services regarding their beliefs. This Service continues the occasional sermon series in which we explore those beliefs from the survey results. “God is Nature” was one of the top choices. We will explore religious naturalism, the belief that nature itself is holy and worthy of reverence and awe.

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Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson

As we continue our “month of love”, we will explore various aspects of love, including love as justice as expressed in theologies of liberation.

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Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson, Li-Anne Mufson & Kelley Grimes

This Service explores the ways in which we can enter into the Namaste experience with all those we find in our lives, seeing the value, worth, dignity or divinity in those we know well, those who find their way to us, and those we have considered the “other”.

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