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Separating Church and State

Opening Reading Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people … Continued

Fiftieth-Anniversary Sermon

Presented by Gini Courter (Chief Governance Officer of the Unitarian Universalist Association) at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bowling Green November 4, 2012 I do not know when it began, but you do. It began with a discontent, a gnawing in the soul, an out-of-placeness. It began with heresy. Or perhaps it began with an … Continued

The Mother of All Religion

The Mother of All Religion by Rev. Peter Connolly Presented at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bowling Green, KY on March 4, 2012 Today’s sermon is going to call for more than the usual amount of work on the part of those listening. The good news is that it is work of the imagination that … Continued

Pioneers in Unitarian Humanism

Pioneers in Unitarian Humanism A Sermon by the Rev. Peter Connolly Presented at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bowling Green, Kentucky, on June 12, 2011 When we met here four weeks ago to talk about the philosophy called humanism, we touched briefly on a number of variations on the term, including Greek humanism as embodied … Continued

Loyalties

 Loyalties A Sermon by The Rev. Peter Connolly Presented at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bowling Green KY on September 5, 2010 “When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them to another, and to assume among the powers of the Earth, … Continued

Being in Association

 Being in Association by Rev. Peter Connolly Presented at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bowling Green, KY, October 18, 2009.If you got the local paper, The Daily News, on Friday, you may have seen the article in the “Faith and Values” section that addressed the processes by which churches call ministers. Three churches were featured, … Continued

Three Trails, One Path

 Three Trails, One Path by Rev. Peter Connolly A Sermon offered at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bowling Green, KY, on August 23, 2009 Sometimes, I feel like I’m surrounded by ghosts. These are the ghosts I sense in this place: the ghosts of Jean and Max Thomason, formerly of Atlanta, Georgia. The ghosts of … Continued