Prior Services from 2011
Audio Recordings Available
Members and visitors may request an audio CD of any service. Please see the audio operator after the service and request your copy.
You may also email your request Contact us.
We ask for a donation of $3 for each CD, to cover the costs of operating and maintaining our sound equipment. Please allow one week for your order to be filled.
Since 2008 some Sermons are available for your immediate listening pleasure on
the computer. If you have dial-up it will take about 30 minutes to download a sermon; dsl and cable will be faster. There will be a delay in posting new sermons.
Prior service title listings from 2003 - 2007.
Prior service audio listings from 2008 - 2010.
Pulpit Presentations for 2014
April 6, 2014
Rev. Craig C. Roshaven, "Celebrating Our Community: The Flower Communion"
The Flower Communion Service was created by the Rev. Norbert Capek in Prague, Czechoslovakia. All are invited to bring a flower and place it in a vase, signifying your choice to join with others in the community.
April 13, 2014
Rev. Craig C. Roshaven, "A Sense of the Holy"
Despite the real diversity that exists in our congregations, there is a center to our faith that binds us together.
What, then, is this center? In 1995, a convocation of Unitarian Universalist ministers answered this question: "The enduring center of our faith is a profound sense of the holy and a critical trust in the power of reason."
April 20, 2014
Rev. Craig C. Roshaven, "The Miracle of Easter"
The miracle of Easter is that so many of us still believe, despite the horrors of history, despite the crucifixion, that the power of God's love can be made manifest here and now and that nothing can stop its unfolding.
April 28, 2014
Gaia Davies "Earth Day Celebration"
May 4, 2014
Rev. Craig C. Roshaven, "I Have Been to the Mountaintop (and No One Was There)"
Imagine we are living in Greece during the time when everyone knew the Gods live on Mount Olympus. But what would happen if one of us managed to climb Mount Olympus and discovered that there were no Gods?
Rev. Craig C. Roshaven: "Just Imagine . . ."
We can believe in our message of hope, the dignity of
every person, and the potential of the free human spirit but
unless it is held up by stewardship it simply won't be
expressed. Stewardship requires that we give more than a token
pledge. Stewardship requires us to reflect on what we might
have to give up in order to support our vision of the
congregation we can be. Stewardship requires that we commit our treasure as well as our hearts.
Rev. Craig C. Roshaven: Taking the War out of Glamour
In considering how difficult it is to stop the irrationality of war, William James wrote,"the Military party denies neither the bestiality nor the horror, nor the expense; It only says that these things tell but half the story. It only says that war is worth them. So long as antimilitarists propose...no moral equivalent of war...they fail to realize the full inwardness of the situation." In today's sermon, we shall attempt to realize the full inwardness of war in an effort to stop it.
March 16, 2014
Rev. James Shoopman: "Lessons from the Holocaust"
Dr. Shoopman is Assistant Professor of Humanities, Ethics and Comparative Religion at Embry-Riddle University. His undergraduate degree is from Stetson University, his M. Div. from New Orleans Seminary and his Ph.D.in Humanities and Religious studies from Florida State University.
March 23, 2014
Rev. Marni Harmony: "Has Anything Become Clear to You?"
In this time of transition there's always a lot of waiting and uncertainty. We'll focus on the importance of waiting well and creatively. Rev. Harmony is the UUA Ministerial Settlement Representative assigned to our congregation during our upcoming search process for a settled Unitarian Universalist minister.
March 30, 2014
After the service Rev. Harmony would like to meet with our entire congregation.
Rev. Craig C. Roshaven: "The New Jim Crow"
"Now and then, a book comes along that might, in time, touch the public and educate social commentators, policymakers, and politicians about a glaring wrong that we have been living with, that we also somehow don't know how to face. the New Jin Crow...is such a book" - The New Your Review of Books
February 2, 2014
Rev. Craig C. Roshaven ôSpiritual Teachings of Earth Centered Traditionö
In 1995, a sixth source was added to the Principles and
Purposes of the Unitarian Universalist Association. It states that the
living tradition shared by UUs draws from "Spiritual teachings
of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle
of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of
February 9, 2014,
Rev. Craig C. Roshaven ôLove and Marriageö
We have assembled here to be witnesses to the marriage
of this couple here standing. We celebrate with them the
binding of their love and friendship with spoken words and the
giving of symbols, for this is the ancient and hallowed custom
Craig C. Roshaven ôA Vision of Justiceö
compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. It comes
to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs
restructuring.ö ľ The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King,
Rev. James Shoopman ôLessons from the
Rev. Craig C. Roshaven:
"Decades Service: Hopes & Dreams of
UU Congregations hold a "Decades Service"
as the 1st service of the New
Year. We will invite one
individual from each decade of life to share his/her goals,
hopes and dreams for the coming year.
12, 2014 Dec. 8 --On Being
Faithful --Rev. Craig Roshaven
Dec. 15 --Loss & RenewalŁ (with the Choir) --Rev. Craig Roshaven
C. Roshaven: "Why I Don't Believe in a Personal God."
This Sunday's sermon topic
is at the request of Phil Green, who successfully won the bid
for a sermon topic of his choice at last fall's auction.
January 19, 2014
"Honoring the Life and Work of Martin Luther King,
David Roth will be with us for a service in song honoring the
life and work of Martin Luther King,
return on Wednesday evening, January 22, for a 7 p.m. concert
at our UU sanctuary.
Rev. Craig C. Roshaven: " To Be a
Welcoming Congregation program as administered by the UUA
helps congregations to be welcoming to individuals who
self-identify as Lesbians, Gays,Bi-Sexual, Transgender, or
Queer. If we are to truly welcome everyone, we must do more
than just be politically correct. We must put ourselves in the
way of change and reduce the gap between how we think we
should feel and how we actually feel.
Pulpit Presentations for DECEMBER 2013
Dec. 1 --Building Community --Dan
Gribbin, Susan Garrison, Kurtland Davies
Dec. 22 The Light of Hope --Rev. Craig Roshaven
Dec. 29 --Memories of 2013Ł (Quaker-style
3 --As We Remember Them All Souls Day Celebration --Rev. Craig Roshaven
Nov. 10 --F.A.I.T.H. Moves Mountains -- Jessica Robillard
Nov. 17 --60th Anniversary Celebration of our UUDBA Charter --Rev. Roshaven, Phil Elliott, Bill & Jan Ternent
Nov. 24 We Lift Up Our Heart in Thanks--Rev. Craig Roshaven
Oct. 6, 2013 What I Think I'm Doing: The Role of the MinisterŁ --Pastor Craig Roshaven
Oct. 13, 2013 The Great Story: Science and the Creation Story --Pastor. Craig Roshaven
Everyone's familiar with the creation story in Genesis. For centuries this mythic narrative has ably served as the creation story. But the story that science supports, what some call the Great Story, is to me, an even more awe inspiring story.
Oct. 20, 2013 The Promises We MakeRev. Craig Roshaven
Our promises to one another are what make us a community, not something outside of us, but something between us, if you will. Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker
Oct. 27. 2013 "Unsung Heroes: Remembering Special
People" Dan Gribbin
Sept. 1 Water Service
Congregation participation, Ellen Nielsen
Sept. 8 Come, Come, Whoever You AreŁ
Rev. Craig C. Roshaven.
These words are the opening of a poem by Rumi, a 13th century Sufi mystic. It is an invitation to embark on a journey. It invites everyone no matter how many times they have broken their vows. Can you imagine that you are on a journey?
Sept. 15 Forgiveness: Can We Begin Together Again, in Love?Ł
Rev. Craig C. Roshaven
If we can't forgive, we are doomed to become mired in resentment.
Sept. 22 The Promise of Our FaithŁ
Rev. Craig C. Roshaven
promise of our faith is a religious community based on freedom, reason, and tolerance and several other worthy ideals are we living up to that promise?
September 22, 2013 "ŁThe Promise of Our Faith"
Sept. 29 "Spiritual Travels & the Dalai Lama Marilyn Sapsford & Valerie Smith
August 4 -- Our Tenth Anniversary
Celebration" -ill Ternent
August 11 --"The Mystery WithinŁ --Martha Brandt
August 18 -- Music is the LanguageŁ --Mike & Maggie McKinney
August 25 --My Thoughts Manifest My Life ChoicesŁ --Ashley Moore
July 7 --Lost and FoundŁ --Joan Thate & Dan Gribbin
July 14 --"Religion, Enlightenment & the US ConstitutionŁ --Michael O'Neill
July 21 --On Thinking Well: Reconciling Head and HeartŁ --Evan Rivers
July 28 Quaker ServiceŁ --Ellen Nielsen
June 2 --People of Color during the Civil War --Mary Fears
June 9 --Dare to Be Rare --Elle Bratland
16 --Islam s VariationsŁ--Charles Knause,
June 23 --Why This MattersŁ --Melissa Mummert
June 30 --Perils of Transgender LifeŁ --Robyn Kelly
May 5 --What If's --Cathy Giordano
May 12 -- Choir Presentation --Dan Kerr
May 19 --Whats True in the Bible?Ł -- Bill Lazarus
May 26 -Authentic PowerŁ --Cliff Jackson
April 7 --Tears in RainŁ --Pastor Bud Murphy
April 14 --Regrets, I've Had a FewŁ --Pastor Bud Murphy
April 21 --Earth Day and Air OccupyŁ --Shannon MacLeish
April 28 --Good GriefŁ --Pastor Bud Murphy
March 3 2013--A Different DrumbeatŁ --Pastor Bud Murphy
March 10--Peace WarriorŁ --Pastor Bud Murphy
March 17--Disaster into LaughterŁ --Ron Melvin
March 24--"What If We All Applied Metta?" --Michael Kane
March 31--Hope for the ResurrectionŁ Easter Sunday --Pastor Bud Murphy
February 3, 2013 -- Take HeartŁ --Pastor Bud Murphy
February 10-- Just a RomanticŁ --Pastor Bud Murphy
February 17-- "The Book of Job: Biblical Existentialism?"--Dan Kennedy
February 24-- Stewards of 'Sister Water'Ł -Michael Humphreys
JANUARY, Theme: IntentionŁ
January. 6, 2013 -- "Its the Thought That CountsŁ -- Pastor Bud Murphy
January. 13-- JanusŁ -- Pastor Bud Murphy
January. 20-- What Is a Welcoming Congregation?Ł - Social Action Committee
January. 27-- "Evangelicals and Gay Rights" --James Shoopman
DECEMBER, Theme: "Light"
NOVEMBER ,theme: 'Enthusiasm
December 2, 2012--- "Blinded" --Pastor Bud Murphy
December 9, 2012---Dark Night Rises" --Pastor Bud Murphy
December 16, 2012 -- Wendell Berry: Creating the Beloved Community.Ł--Ellen Nielsen
December 23, 2012-- "This Little Light of Mine" --Pastor Bud Murphy
November. 4, 2012 -- "What Is Our UU Faith?" -- Rev. Meridith Garmon
November. 11, 2012 -- Endless Song" -- Pastor Bud Murphy
November. 18, 2012-- "All in the Name of Progress"-- Social Action Committee
November. 25, 2012, -- "Gratitude" - Pastor Bud Murphy
October 7, 2012 -- -- Good VibesŁ Pastor Bud Murphy
October 14, 2012 Community Voices: What I Have Learned" -- Shannon McLeish
October 21 2012öUniversalism: The Other U in UU" -- Dan Gribbin
October 28 2012-- "Ingathering and Water Communion" -- Pastor Bud Murphy
September 2, 2012 Pastor Bud Murphy -- Truth and Meaning
September 9, 2012--Pastor Bud Murphy F.A.I.T.H. Works
September 16 , 2012
Impact of Election Laws -
eague of Women Voters
September 23, 2012 - Community Partnership for Children -- Mark Jones
September 30, 2012 Social Justice
Program -ill and Eli Perras
August 5, 2012 -- Report from General AssemblyŁ -- Pastor Bud Murphy
August 12, 2012-- Scared Every Day ---Pastor Bud Murphy
August. 19. 2012 -- Social JusticeŁ -- Melissa Mummert
August 26, 2012 -- Florida Points: How You Can Get Them -- Mark Lane
July 1, 2012 -- Shared MinistryŁ -- Pastor Bud Murphy
July 8 , 2012 -- Interdependence DayŁ -- Pastor Bud Murphy
July 15, 2012 -- Achieving EquanimityŁ -- Jim Rothweiler
July 22 , 2012 -- Great Unitarians: John & Abigail AdamsŁ -- Marylin McGinness
July 29, 2012 -- "Turning Sufi" Martha Brandt
June 3, 2012 -- Sheep and GoatsŁ -- Pastor Bud Murphy
June 10, 2012 -- Holy Days of Non-ObligationŁ -- Pastor Bud Murphy
June 17, 2012-- Comfortable in the Here and NowŁ-- Michael Kane
June 24, 2012 -- Tai ChiŁ -- Morris Sullivan
May 6 -- I Was a StrangerŁ Pastor Bud Murphy
May 13 -- MotheringŁ 'Mothers Day' Pastor Bud Murphy
May 20 -- The Price of Demonizing the Opposition" -- Evan Rivers
May 27 -- "Feeling Small? Standing Tall!" -- Dan Gribbin
[A program in folk music]
April 1 -- I Was Hungry, ThirstyŁ -- Pastor Bud Murphy
April 8 -- He Who Would Save His LifeŁ -- Pastor Bud Murphy
April 15 -- I Needed ClothesŁ -- Pastor Bud Murphy
April 22 -- Farm Worker Ministry." -- Bert Perry
april 29 -- Flower ServiceŁ -- Ellen Nielsen, coordinator
March 4, 2012 --Marching As To WarŁ -- Pastor Bud Murphy
March 11 --Spiritual DisciplineŁ -- Pastor Bud Murphy
March 18 --StewardshipŁ -- Pastor Bud Murphy
March 25 -Action for Social JusticeŁ -- Social Justice Committee Patty Devine
and Shannon McLeish
February 5, 2012 -- Pastor Bud Murphy --FaithŁ
February 12, 2012 -- Pastor Bud Murphy --"Hope"
February 19 , 2012 -- Pastor Bud Murphy -"Charity
February 26, 2012 -- Tristan Faith --"Trust and Faith"
January 1, 2012 Pastor Bud Murphy--In the BeginningŁ
January 8, 2012 Pastor Bud Murphy--"Grit"
January 15, 2012 Pastor Bud Murphy--"Let My People GoŁ
January 22, 2012 --"Influence of the King James Translation" James Shoopman
January 29, 2012 --A Celebration of Music" Dottie Mann and Choir
December 4, 2011 Pastor Bud Murphy-- Earth-Centered, Self-Centered"
December 11, 2011 Pastor Bud Murphy-- Ritual as Spiritual Practice
December 18, 2011 Jennifer Hancock-- The Power of CompassionŁ "
December 25, 2011 Pastor Bud Murphy-- Love Incarnate" --(Christmas theme)
November 6, 2011 -- Pastor Bud Murphy-- Humanist Salvation "
November 13, 2011 -- Pastor Bud Murphy-- -- Humanist ManifestoŁ
November 20, 2011: -- Dan Gribbin -- Quiet Retirement? " The Dangers
of the Lee ShoreŁ
November 27, 2011 -- Pastor Bud Murphy-- Grateful to Whom It May Concern"
October. 2, 2011 -- Saving GraceŁ --Pastor Bud Murphy
October 9, -- A Celebration of PoetryŁ -- Ellen Nielsen
October 16 I Love HumanityŁ -- Pastor Bud Murphy
October 23, 2011 Our Environmental EthicsŁ -- Michael Humphries
October 30, 2011 American Transcendentalism and Unitarian Universalism" ôDan Gribbon
Sept. 4, 2011 -- Crossing BordersŁ -- Pastor Bud Murphy
Sept. 11, 2011 -- Water CommunionŁ Pastor Bud Murphy ---- Story for All Ages ô Creation"
Sept. 18, 2011 -- Halifax Urban MinistriesŁ Rev. Troy Ray
Sept. 25, 2011 -- Love's Promise" -- -- Pastor Bud Murphy
August 7 -- Jesus: Who Knew?Ł Bill Lazarus
August 14-- "How to be Church: Lessons from Native America," Margaret Karda
August 21 -- "Permaculture," Jenny Nazak
August 28 -- A Quaker Service,Ł Ellen Nielsen
July 3, 2011 -- Justice in the Middle East?Ł Gerald Honigman
July 10 -- Why I Am a UUöand a ChristianŁ Rocky Rivera
July 17 -- "A Turning Point" Jim Rotweiler
July 24 -- Spiritual Leaders of Our TimeŁ-- Marilyn Sapsford, Martha Brandt, Dan Gribbin
July 31, Reagans 100th: The UU Connections,Ł Barbara Sandberg
JUNE, Theme: Interdependence
June 5, 2011 'Trials of a Human Rights Lawyer' Morris Wolff
June 12, 2011 "Spidey Sense" Pastor Bud Murphy
June 19, 2011 "Fabric of Space" Pastor Bud Murphy
June 26, 2011 Ordinary EnlightenmentŁ Cliff Jackson
MAY, theme:World Community
5/1/11 Peace, Liberty and JusticeŁ Bud Murphy
5/8/11 The Maternal InstinctŁ Bud Murphy. Story for all ages M O T H E R
5/15/11 Nation BuildingŁBud Murphy
5/22/11 Freeing Unconditional LoveŁ Susan Marion
5/29/11 The Goal of World CommunityŁ Bud Murphy
APRIL, theme: Boundaries
April 3 --Conscience and Self-GovernanceŁ--Pastor Bud Murphy
April 10--Orderly GrowthŁ-- Pastor Bud Murphy .....Story for All Ages
April 17 -- A Shade of DifferenceŁ -- Jack Moeller
April 24 --Life EverlastingŁ--- Pastor Bud Murphy
MARCH, Theme: The Search
March 6, 2011 --Free and Responsible Search" -- Pastor Bud Murphy
March 13, 2011-- Deletions, Distortions & GeneralizationsŁ -- Pastor Bud Murphy
Story for All Ages ô The Boy Who Cried śWolfŁ
March 20, 2011--Chance versus ChoiceŁ -- Pastor Bud Murphy
March 27, 2011--The Universe Is Our ClassroomŁ-- Shannon McLeish,et all
FEBRUARY, Theme: Principled Purpose
February 6, 2011 Pastor Bud Murphy -- Inherent Worth and DignityŁ
February 13, 2011 Pastor Bud Murphy -- Justice, Equity, and CompassionŁ
February 20, 2011 -- Pastor Bud Murphy -- Acceptance of One AnotherŁ
February 27, 2011 Doug Worthington -- Nurturing Loving RelationshipsŁ
JANUARY, Theme: Justice
January 2, 2011 -- Whats Happening at Habitat?Ł -- Lori Gillooly
January 9, 2011 -- Heroics OptionalŁ -- Pastor Bud Murphy
January 16, Systemic ChangeŁ-- Pastor Bud Murphy
January 23 -- Just IceŁ Pastor Bud Murphy
January 30 -- Living the Song of BlessingŁ -- Rev. Naomi King