Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington's Podcast

Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington's Podcast

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The weekly sermon podcast for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington, KY.


To Build the Common Good
Aug 2 • 19 min
For this week’s service we are joined by Nancy Combs-Morgan, a Congregational Life Consultant for the MidAmerica UUA region, and Mya Wade-Harper. Reflecting on themes represented in the cherished UU hymn #128 (From Singing the Living Tradition) “For All…
A Responsibility to Awe
Jul 26 • 15 min
For our final Sunday service of the month of July, Rev. Brian Chenowith calls for us to find awe in small moments, especially in the hard times we find ourselves in this year.
Secular Salvation- Rev. Dr. Gordon Gibson
Jul 19 • 23 min
For this week’s podcast we have a very special guest with us, Rev. Dr. Gordon Gibson, who was directly involved with the voting rights campaign in Selma, only a few weeks after he was ordained. He is a member of the board and Historian for the Living…
Down Into the Marrow
Jul 12 • 14 min
This week, Rev. Brian Chenowith shares with us a story from his time on study leave, a particular depth of Zen practice that may be helpful for these strange times which persist.
Talkin’ About a Revolution
Jul 5 • 16 min
This week’s sermon is a reflection over the Independence Day holiday, as Rev. Brian Chenowith dismantles the typical or traditional attitude towards this weekend. As Americans we forget how many people do not yet have the freedom that we proclaim in our…
What is a Prophet’s Reward?
Jun 28 • 17 min
This week as our minister Rev. Brian Chenowith remains on study leave, we are very happy to have been joined by Rev. Dr. Leah Schade. Dr. Schade among many other things is a member of Kentucky Interfaith Power And Light, alongside Rev. Brian Chenowith….
Digging in the Dirt
Jun 21 • 15 min
This week, as Rev. Brian Chenowith is on study leave, one of our community ministers Rev. Diana Hultgren gives us our homily. She speaks of digging, and the ongoing work that we need to do to change the world for the better. Even when it gets hard, or…
As the Stars That Shine
Jun 14 • 12 min
This week would normally be an oft-celebrated departure from normal UU services as we celebrate the Flower Communion holiday. Considering our unusual circumstances this calendar year, Rev. Brian Chenowith lifts up the importance of that celebration, but…
Say Their Names
Jun 7 • 12 min
For this weeks podcast, as a UU church that affirms the need for an eighth principle which speaks to the intentional dismantling of systemic racism, Rev. Brian Chenowith speaks about Black Lives Matter, and on the importance of saying the names of those…
Remembering Sunlight
May 31 • 13 min
This has been a tumultuous week, and this week’s sermon reflects that. In a rumination that starts with a memorable Ray Bradbury short story, Rev. Brian Chenowith reminds us the importance of allowing ourselves to grieve.
Co-Creation: Equity in Desgin
May 24 • 24 min
Today, in a very special episode, we are featuring two members of our congregation to speak on equity and intersectionality. They decided that the best way to embody that concept in this format was to treat this sermon as a dialogue. Many thanks to…
One Day at a Time
May 17 • 14 min
This week’s episode of the podcast gives us a glance into the personal struggles of Rev. Brian Chenowith and addresses many people’s general concerns for the world we live in these days.
The Great Restart
May 10 • 13 min
Rev. Brian Chenowith brings us a message of hope in uncertain times, in acknowledging the next part of the path that stands before us all. This “Great Restart” he refers to offers up a chance for things to be different, at the cost of them not being…
The Great Pause- Liz Caras
May 3 • 15 min
This week’s podcast is a special episode of our Zoom service meetings, this week Rev. Brian Chenowith took a well deserved week off. The reason he was able to do this was because one of our members, Liz Caras, won a service auction item from last year…
O Life That Maketh All Things New
Apr 26 • 14 min
This week is a historic episode of our podcast, and of our Zoom services, where the subject matter was taken from the oldest possible order of service in our archives. Rev. Brian Chenowith capitalizes on this opportunity to discuss the fashion elements…
Hope in Waiting
Apr 12 • 16 min
For this Easter Sunday, Rev. Brian Chenowith brings to us a different story of Easter, focusing on our Unitarian historical roots.
Sabbath in the Diaspora 4/3
Apr 5 • 11 min
For this week’s Zoom meeting, because our Jewish brothers and sisters will be recognizing Passover this Wednesday, Rev. Brian Chenowith offers a reflection on the Passover season and the similar themes that are bringing pestilence to our own doors and…
To Live in Ceremony 3/22
Mar 30 • 8 min
This is the first episode of the our podcast since we have switched to a Zoom format for our services. Rev. Brian Chenowith reflects on the guiding principles UUs observe, and shows what strength we can draw from them in this trying time. From our Zoom…
Is There a Right Choice? 3/29
Mar 30 • 9 min
For our Zoom service this week, Rev. Brian Chenowith focused on a particularly difficult topic. One of the lots at our (usually) annual service auction which would have been held last weekend is that you get to request a sermon topic for Brian to…
“Unfinished Business” Rev. Diana Hultgren
Mar 8 • 28 min
This week’s service opens with a PSA about the Novel Corona Virus, COVID-19. The reading is “Unfinished Business” by A. Solovy. One of our community ministers, Rev. Diana Hultgren draws on her experience as a chaplain to speak on how people as a whole…
Into the Wilderness- Rev. Brian Chenowith
Mar 1 • 21 min
Following a reading from J. Harjo, Rev. Brian Chenowith opens our monthly theme of Wisdom with an exploration of Wilderness, and why humans need it.
Another World Is Possible- Rev. Laura Randall
Feb 23 • 20 min
We are very fortunate this week to have Rev. Laura Randall who visits from the UUSC (Unitarian Universalist Service Committee) to speak with us about the work that we can do to make a better world, especially in the case of protecting immigrants. The…
What Would I Do with Two More Years- Rev. Esther Hurlburt
Feb 16 • 26 min
For this week’s service, Rev. Esther Hurlburt speaks on resilience through the lens of old people, and on moving into the stages of being old- a stage of life that our society does not treat with enough respect.
A Wondrous Echo, Rev. Brian Chenowith
Feb 9 • 19 min
Following a reading from David Whyte, Rev. Brian Chenowith explores the story of a woman from Finland and her journey through staying faithful to her own values and how she showed resilience.
They had to Amaze- Rev. Brian Chenowith
Feb 2 • 23 min
February’s monthly theme is Resilience, and today’s service focused on the resilience of the natural world. The podcast opens with a popular legend of unknown Native American legend, followed by a reading taken from Wendell Berry’s Peace of Wild Things….
Finding Integrity in Joy, Rev. Brian Chenowith
Jan 26 • 27 min
To begin this week, we have the all ages time from the service, concerning rain. The reading comes from Rev. Richard Gilbert, entitled “To Savor the World or Save It”. This week’s homily discusses rituals, and locating solace or wholeness in Integrity,…
Oh Freedom!, Rev. Brian Chenowith
Jan 19 • 27 min
Remembering those who fought and sacrificed for Civil Rights
Getting Here from There, Rev. Brian Chenowith
Jan 12 • 18 min
Following a reading from A. Lamott, Rev. Brian Chenowith speaks on the importance of Being, in spite of obstacles to the journey or the nature of the journey itself.
Into the Depths, Rev. Brian Chenowith
Jan 5 • 12 min
On beginning a new year
Journey Unexpected- from Sparks of Wonder, ed. Brooks & Hewitt- Rachel Wade-Harper
Dec 29, 2019 • 23 min
On Journeys
All Creation Waits- Rev. Brian Chenowith
Dec 22, 2019 • 22 min
How to survive in winter
Selected Readings and Reflections from the Blue Christmas service- Rev. Brian Chenowith
Dec 15, 2019 • 20 min
A more melancholy holiday service
Reflection on UU involvement in Carols and Christmas traditions- Rev. Brian Chenowith
Dec 15, 2019 • 10 min
UUs and Christmas traditions
Acceptance, Rev. Michael J.S. Carter
Dec 1, 2019 • 24 min
Understanding and Acceptance
When God Is Gone, Everything Is Holy, Rev. Brian Chenowith
Nov 24, 2019 • 18 min
Pay attention to Nature
With Attention and Intention, Rev. Brain Chenowith
Nov 17, 2019 • 19 min
Why attention and intention matter to us
Racism on the Plains: My Need for the 8th Principle- Rev. Esther Hurlburt
Nov 3, 2019 • 35 min
Why the 8th principle matters
Woven Together, a Seamless Fabric of Grace- Rev. David Parks
Oct 20, 2019 • 30 min
Zen
For This We Live
Oct 13, 2019 • 16 min
What stewardship means
The 8th Principle, Rev. Brian Chenowith
Sep 29, 2019 • 20 min
Discussion of the in progress 8th principle and its importance/
“Praying without Apology”- Rev. Esther Hurlburt
Sep 22, 2019 • 29 min
A personal journey through understanding prayer
Walking on Earth and Touching the Sky
Sep 15, 2019 • 16 min
A story of the end of the world, and what it means
“What the Water Knows” Water Communion Service
Sep 8, 2019 • 9 min
Water Communion Service
“Who Knows What to Expect?” Question Box Sunday
Sep 1, 2019 • 32 min
Questions from the congregation and children are answered by Brian Chenowith
To Risk- Rev. Brian Chenowith
Aug 25, 2019 • 16 min
What risks do we take by identifying as Unitarian Universalists?
Risking the Story - Rev. Diana Hultgren
Aug 11, 2019 • 28 min
Joy in the Response - Worship Leader Liz Caras
Jul 28, 2019 • 22 min
Five Times A Day - Rev. Brian Chenowith
Jul 14, 2019 • 19 min
Community Hymn Sing - Music Director Sally McCord
Jul 7, 2019 • 29 min
Silly Octopus - Rev. Rachael Hayes
Jun 30, 2019 • 16 min
The World Is But a Canvas to Our Imagination
Jun 23, 2019 • 19 min
This is MY Body! - Community Minister Rev. Esther Hurlburt
Jun 16, 2019 • 29 min
Flower Communion - Rev. Brian Chenowith
Jun 9, 2019 • 10 min
The Work of the World - Rev. Brian Chenowith
Jun 2, 2019 • 27 min
The Lone, Wild Bird - Rev. Brian Chenowith
May 26, 2019 • 16 min
The Church, My Church, Our Church - Rev. Brian Chenowith
May 19, 2019 • 17 min
Come, dance of the Dawn - Rev. Brian Chenowith
May 5, 2019 • 15 min
Is There a Cure for Racism? - Guest Worship Leader Barbara Kemp
Apr 28, 2019 • 17 min
Easter Service: Joy Comes in the Morning
Apr 21, 2019 • 27 min
“The New Citizenship” (New Member Ingathering)
Apr 14, 2019 • 13 min
Good without God - Rev. Brian Chenowith
Apr 7, 2019 • 20 min
Chutes and Ladders for Universalists - Rev. Rachael Hayes
Apr 7, 2019 • 20 min
Fieldnotes from the Parking Lot - Rev. Brian Chenowith
Mar 24, 2019 • 25 min
What do our bumper stickers say about us?
The Fulfillment of Prophecy - Rev. Brian Chenowith
Mar 10, 2019 • 17 min
Women who helped shape UUism
My Foolish Heart - Rev. Brian Chenowith
Mar 3, 2019 • 17 min
Trust in the Dialogue: Conversations about Race - Rev. Brian Chenowith
Feb 24, 2019 • 19 min
Why conversations about race are so important
Teachings Ancient and Modern- Rev. Brian Chenowith
Feb 17, 2019 • 18 min
A Direction, Not a Destination - Rev. Brian Chenowith
Feb 10, 2019 • 17 min
Awaken! A Story of Four Elements - Rev. Brian Chenowith
Feb 3, 2019 • 27 min
The Answer to How Is Yes - Rev. Brian Chenowith
Jan 27, 2019 • 17 min
The Dream Continued - Rev. Brian Chenowith
Jan 20, 2019 • 16 min
Beginning Again - Rev. Diana Hultgren
Jan 13, 2019 • 22 min
The Well of Possibility - Rev. Brian Chenowith
Jan 6, 2019 • 18 min
What possibilities are we looking forward to in the New Year: for ourselves? For our church? For the world? What do we bring to the well of our collective possibilities? This service will begin to ask all of us to consider the possibilities awaiting us…