Jan 25, 2015, “How Are We Doing?,” Rev. Pam Allen-Thompson

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January 25, 2015 Readings

1. Quote: Dalai Lama XIV “We human beings are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others’ actions. We survive here in dependence on others. Whether we like it or not, there is hardly a moment of our lives when we do not benefit from others’ activities. For this reason, it is hardly surprising that most of our happiness arises in the context of our relationships with others.”

2. Reading: Unison Reading on Our Heritage by Leslie Takahashi Morris
3. Hymn: Sing And Rejoice Hymn 395 in Singing the Living Tradition
4. Song: Feelin’ Good written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse
5. Book: One Hundred is a Family by Pam Munoz Ryan
6. Reading: This House by Kenneth L. Patton, Reading 444 in Singing the Living Tradition
7. Hymn: Mother Spirit, Father Spirit Hymn 8 in Singing the Living Tradition
8. Music: Amazing Grace (Piano Instrumental)
9. Meditation: By Gary Kowalski “We turn our thoughts and contemplation to the God of Deep Listening. The leader of any nation who unites the people of the world in the bonds of kinship and peace. The devotee of any religion whose goodness and inspiration are the possession of people of all faiths. The wise one who brings humility to our minds and reverence to our hearts. With such aspirations we dedicate ourselves once again.”
10. Song: Let it Grow by Eric Clapton
11. Quote: Hindu Quote, Bhagavad Gita “Strive constantly to serve the welfare of the world; by devotion to selfless work one attains the supreme goal of life. Do your work with the welfare of others always in mind.” — Anonymous
12. Quote: By Andy Warhol “Time changes things, but you actually have to change things yourself.”
13. Excerpt from a Chapter: Common Traits of Excellent Congregations by Paul Wilkes
14. Song: Stand by R.E.M.
15. Hymn: Step by Step by John McCutcheon 16. Hymn: Forward Through the Ages by Frederick Lucian Hosmer

January 18, 2015 Readings

Back 1. Excerpt: The Letter from Birmingham Jail by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
2. Reading: Unison Reading on Our Heritage by Leslie Takahashi Morris
3. Hymn: Woke Up This Morning by Reverend Osby of Aurora Illinois in the Hinds County jail during the freedom rides
4. Song: If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song) written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays
5. Book: Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport 6. Poem: The Merger Poem by Judy Chicago
7. Speech: I Have a Dream by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
8. Hymn: I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free written by Billy Taylor and Dick Dallas, recorded by Nina Simone
9. Hymn: My Spirit is a Rock in a Weary Land
10. Poem: I Dream a World by Langston Hughes
11. Song: Every Night When the Sun Goes In
12. Book Excerpt: Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. By Martin Luther King Jr, Clayborne Carson
13. Book Excerpt: I May Not Get There with You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr by Michael Eric Dyson (Author)
14. Book Excerpt: Strength to Love by Martin Luther King Jr.
15. Mention of the movie, Selma
16. Hymn: Gonna Lay Down My Sword and Shield
17. Song: Pride (In the Name of Love) by U2

Jan 18, 2015, “What would Martin Luther King Say?,” Rev. Pam Allen-Thompson

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Jan 11, 2015, “The Last Lap,” Dr. Paul Deisler

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