Past Services

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An Experience in Shared Ministry

As UUs we are keenly aware of the Interdependent Web of Existence. The concept is enshrined in our core seven principles. When it comes to ministry, interdependence means that we all share the ministry of the church and minister to each other. I recently was on the receiving end of this collective ministry when I was critically ill and hospitalised for an extended period of time. In this service I will share my experience with you along with some thoughts about shared ministry.

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Is Nature Thriving?

It may come as quite a surprise, but there’s a growing dissident view coming from some ecologists that nature is not about to give up. While some news is really bad, nature may be thriving in spite of, and in many instances because of, human engagement with the world. The Chalice Choir sings Listen:

Steven Epperson is the Parish minister.

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The Future: Pessimistic or Optimistic?

Recently, I was asked this question: “Are you pessimistic or optimistic about the future?” To be sure, there are reasons enough to be less than cheerful about what is to be. And yet, and yet… I want to share a real story about a shepherd in northern England that gives me hope. This is a First Sunday of the month, so it’s an all ages, whole congregation worship service. Prepare to meet some sheep! Listen:

Steven Epperson is the Parish minister.