“I Know What You Did Last Summer” Lay speaker Richard Grzywinski No, this is not about that blockbuster 1997 horror film of the same name. Our summer sermons program from July 2 to August 27, 2017 presented of a diverse mix of nine interfaith topics ranging from humanistic views of the universe through Judaism. So … Continued
Do We Really Matter? Redux, with a Twist Lay speaker Richard Grzywinski In the enormity and age of the universe, does our existence really make any difference? Richard brings back an old favorite, renewed and refreshed, to answer that question.
The Power of Prayer: An Atheist’s Point of View Lay speaker Richard Grzywinski Prayer takes many forms and serves many purposes. Mostly it is considered intercessional, that is, asking the Higher Power or Creator to alter the natural course of events in some way for our benefit. But for an atheist, there are other ways … Continued
Wisdom and Where To Find It Lay speaker Richard Grzywinski Where do you go to find guidance when confronting moral or ethical dilemmas, or for help in dealing with the everyday emotional and spiritual challenges of modern life? Does having all the right answers accurately describe wisdom? Have you tried fortune cookies, Dr Oz, astrology, … Continued
“What?!? Are You Crazy Or What?” Lay speaker Richard Grzywinski Aristotle reportedly observed that “no great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.” Do our observations of the behavior of others as being “different” or “abnormal” too easily morph into judgments on their sanity, and perhaps further into hate or distrust? As Henry … Continued
A Community of Reverence Lay speaker Richard Grzywinski Our Unitarian Universalist faith is manifested in the satisfying sense of community and friendship it inspires. But does that relationship extend into "reverence?" And should it? As many of us left our previous faith did we leave a vexing hole where reverence once resided? Do we fear … Continued