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Here is a sample of past presentations made by minister, our lay leaders, and guest speakers, starting with the most recent.  Click on the title to go to the presentation. Many of the newer presentations are available to view on our Sheridan Unitarian Universalist Fellowship YouTube Channel under the VIDEOS tab.

Ultimate Acceptance by Susan Clinch, May 8, 2022

Do Not Lose Heart: We Were Made for these Times by Grace Cannon, March 20 , 2022.

The Mystery of Divine Mercy by Ronn Smith, March 13, 2022.

Mercy: Spiritual and Religious Views by Victor Ashear,  March 6, 2022. (pdf, docx)

Depression and the Spirit by Victor Ashear, January 9, 2022. (pdf, docx)

Finding Kindness by Grace Cannon, December 12th, 2021

The Roots of Kindness in World Religions by Victor Ashear, December 5th, 2021.

Unmasking Emotional Intelligence by Maya Filmore, October 31st, 2021

Embracing a Finite Lifespan by Ronn Smith, August 2021.

The Roots of Human Destructiveness by Victor Ashear, June 6th, 2021.

What is the Jewish Sabbath? by Victor Ashear, May 2nd, 2021.

Questioning the Existence of God by Sue Roberts, April 11th, 2021.

Spiritual and Psychological Aspects of Self-Forgiveness by Victor Ashear, March 21st, 2021.

Balancing Authority with Reason, Science, and Individual Conscience by Victor Ashear, January 24th, 2021.

Turning Compassion into Action for the New Year by Shannon Anderson, Dec 27, 2020.

Why We Need Compassion by Victor Ashear, December 13th, 2020. (docx)

Tell the story of  the origin of our fellowship by Ronn and Linda Smith, November 8, 2020.

The History and Contemporary Importance of Covenant to UU by Victor Ashear, September 13, 2020. (pdf, docx)

Freedom of the Vote by Sue Roberts, July 12,2020.

The Alienation of Transcendence by Ian Wallace, June 21, 2020.

Mystery Versus Belief  by Victor Ashear, May 24, 2020.

What do UU's have to say about salvation/wholeness by Victor Ashear, April 5, 2020.

Letting go of Ego by Victor Ashear, Feb.16, 2020

Feminine Grace by Sue Roberts, January 26, 2020.

Peace within the Paradox by Ian Wallace, December 2019.

The Place of Gratitude in UU and My Journey by Victory Ashear, Nov. 24, 2019. 

Building the Bridge that is our Faith by Rev Kali DeHart, Oct 6, 2019.

Vocation: What's Calling by Sue Roberts, Sept. 1, 2019.

Diversity of Myths, Unity of Awakening by Ian Wallace, August 25th 2019.

Forgiveness, Inclusivity, and the Limits of our First Principle by Maya Gilmore, August 11, 2019.

How Does Spiritual Transformation Happen by Victor Ashear, July 14, 2019.

Wisdom and Worship by Maya Gilmore, June 30, 2019.

The Anatomy and Art of True Love by Victor Ashear, February 10, 2019.

Injustice in a Just World by Maya Gilmore, January 6, 2019

How Can We Have Faith in Humanity? by Ian Wallace, November 18, 2018.

Elements of Faith for Religious Liberals by Victor Ashear, November 11, 2018 (docx, pdf)

For the Love of Beauty: Queer Ascetic Teachings by Eli Hovland, September 16, 2018.

The First Principle in Psychotherapy and What it Means for You by Victor Ashear, PhD, July 22, 2018. (pdf, doc)

Indifference by Ted Lapis, May 6, 2018 (pdf , doc)

The Infinite Possibilities of Life by Ian Wallace, March 25, 2018

Energy, Entropy, and the First Law of Thermodyanmics by Jules Craft, March 4th, 2018

Everything in Moderation OOS, by Rev. Kali DeHart, February 18th, 2018

Intergenerational Valentine's Service OOS by Rev Kali DeHart, February 11th, 2018

Elusive Balance by Susan Roberts, Feburary 4th, 2018

Consolation Dancing with Desolation by Cal Furnish, January 28th, 2017

Depth Psychhology and the Care of the Soul  by Victor Ashear, November 12th, 2017

Playing to Your Strengths: Using Spiritual Gifts to Care for the Soul by Jules Craft November 5th, 2017

Acceptance: My Journey by Mary Raburn, October 15th, 2017

Think Small: Making Your World a More Accepting Place by Mitch Craft October 8th, 2017

From Gratitude to Kindness: A Spiritual Practice by Victor Ashear, July 9th, 2017

The Theology of Being More "Loveful" by Rev Kali Hayslett, June 25th, 2017

The Big Other by Ian Wallace, June 18th, 2017  (Here is the un-redacted source.)

The Big Five Theological Questions for Everyone by Victor Ashear, June 11, 2017

A Free and Responsible Search by Rev Kali Hayslett, May 14, 2017

Generosity of the Heart by Rev Kali Hayslett, April 2, 2017  (The entire Order of Service OOS )

Change, Renewal, and Hope by Bruce Andrews, March 26, 2017

Go West Young Man by Robert Tilden, March 19, 2017

Renewed Worldview by Wes Nelson, March 12, 2017

The Great Awakening Redux  by Ted Lapis, March 5th, 2017

The Shadow of a Doubt  by Robert Tilden, Feburary 12, 2017

The Roots of Reason in UU  by Victor Ashear, Feburary 5, 2017

What Pure Power Means: You Will Understand Presently by Robert Tilden, January 15, 2017

What Can UU's Learn from the Jewish Sabbath? Victor Ashear, August 14, 2016

Spiritual and Emotional Freedom During Difficult Times Michelle LaGory, July 17, 2016

I and Thou this Sunday Morning Robert Tilden, July 10, 2016

Freedom in One Life Bruce Andrews, July 3, 2016

The Gift of Vision Janet Ashear, June 5, 2016

What Authority Robert Tilden, May 29, 2016

Letting Go of Material Things Sue Roberts, April 24, 2016

Cultural Boundary Maintenance Robert Tilden, March 20, 2016

Balancing Diversity and Unity Victor Ashear, March 13, 2016

Making Sense of Pluralism Ronn Smith, March 6, 2016

Harmony Phil Gilmore, February 7, 2016

Dream Creation Cal Furnish , January 24, 2016

Creating Racial Equality Janet Ashear, January 17, 2016

When We Get Stuck and Can't Forgive Janet Ashear, November 29, 2015

Turning Forgiveness on its Head Dawn Sopron, November 22, 2015

Prayer Cal Furnish, August 30, 2015

On the Wings of Faith and Reason Ronn Smith, July 26, 2015

Faith and Reason: Must They Be in Conflict Victor Ashear, June 12, 2015

Gratitude: What Does That Feel Like? Donna Pouliat, June 21, 2015

Gratitude Will Set Us Free

Ted Lapis, June 7, 2015

The Shifting Role of Faith Community Across a Lifetime

Michelle LaGory, May 3, 2015

Connecting With the Earth

Shannon Anderson, April 25, 2015

Shifting Energy: From Fossil Fuels to Climate Action

Janet Ashear, April 19, 2015

Becoming Aware of Interconnectedness

Skye Bensel, April 12, 2015

Environment As Sacrament: A Climate For Change?

Ronn Smith, April 5, 2015

God Revised: A Twenty-First Century View

Victor Ashear, March 1, 2015

What is This Thing Called Transformative Love?

Janet Ashear, February 22, 2015

Radiant Love

Cameo Galloway, February 15, 2015

Affirming and Promoting Transformative Love

Cal Furnish, February 1, 2015

A Story of Acceptance

Maya Gilmore, January 25, 2015

A Month of Sundays: From Inspiration to Despair and Back Again

Janelle Gray, November 30, 2015

Life, Death, Salvation? Do UUs and Religious Naturalists offer any wisdom to help us face the looming environmental crisis?

Janet Ashear, November 16, 2015

Religious Naturalism: From Enlightenment to Enchantment

Ronn Smith, November 9, 2015

Atonement and Self-Forgiveness

Victor Ashear, October 12, 2015

Thoughts on Forgiveness

Bruce Andrews, October 5, 2015

What Can Theology Do for Us?

Phil Gilmore, September 28, 2014

Smooth Stones and Jagged Rocks: UU Theology

Janelle Gray, September 21, 2014

"In Service of Nature"

Shannon Anderson, April 20, 2014

"Fine Tuning Service: A Personal Journey"

Janet Ashear, March 30, 2014

"Serving Compassion in a Cup of Tea"

Vivianne Tran, March 2, 2014

"Role of Service"

Robert Tilden, February 2, 2014

"Spirituality as a Guide to Service"

Phil Gilmore, January 6, 2014

"Let Spirit Move You"

Mary Rathbun, December 29, 2013

"What Makes Home a Home?"

Cal Furnish, December 15, 2013

"Service According to One's Means"

Bruce Andrews, November 17, 2013

"UU Tradition Service and Spirituality"

Victor Ashear, November 3, 2013

"Self-Reliance or Self-Sacrifice? The Troubled Marriage of American Individualism and Altruism"

Ronn Smith, October 6, 2013

"How Can I Help?"

Cal Furnish, April 7, 2013

"Daily Acts of Spirituality"

Kael Parker, March 17, 2013

"Breaking Trail on a Spiritual Path"

Janet Ashear, February 17, 2013

"The Spirituality of Music"

Stacy Page, February 3, 2013

"The Spirit of the Child"

Amy Andrews, December 16, 2012

"Can Coventing Enhance Our Spiritual Life?"

Victor Ashear, November 18, 2012

"The Spirituality of Living"

Phil Gilmore, November 4, 2012

"Old Dog, New Tricks"

Bill Bradshaw, October 21, 2012

"Internal Responses and Reactions Reflected in External Behaviors: Some Observations and Questions Regarding Spirituality"

Bruce Andrews, October 7, 2012

"Becoming Whole: Feeding and Working the Spirit"

Ronn Smith, September 16, 2012

"A Unitarian Universalist's Inquiry into the Nature of Personhood"

Cal Furnish, May 6, 2012

"Peaking Behind the Curtain."

Bill Bradshaw, April 1, 2012

"Beyond the Ideas of Right and Wrong. There is a Place. I Will Meet You There."

Leila Bruno, March 4, 2012

"Thoughts on Universalism."

Speaker's name withheld by request

"My Path to Deism."

Robert Tilden, February 5, 2012

"Hell? No."

by Verleen Parker, January 15, 2012

"Redefining Sin"

by Janelle Gray, December 4, 2011

"Religious Pluralism and Tolerance"

by Phil Gilmore, November 20, 2011

"Reflections on the Word God"

by Victor Ashear, November 6, 2011

"Death and Living"

by Bruce Andrews October 30, 2011


"Is There a Place for God in Evolution?"

by Stacy Page October 16, 2011

"The World is so full of a Number of Things"

by Janet Ashear October 2, 2011

"Impressions of the Soul"

by Ronn Smith September 18, 2011

"Nature as a Conduit to Spirituality"

by Kris, April 17, 2011

"Scientific Agnosticism"

by Michelle LaGory April 3, 2011

"The Spirituality of Water"

by Bill Bensel, March 20, 2011

"Is There a God Worthy of Your Worship?"

by Roger Sanders, February 20, 2011

"What's in God's Name?"

by Amy Andrews, February 6, 2011

"Doubt: The Essence of UU"

by Phil Gilmore, January 2, 2011

"Taking a Hike and Keeping the Door Open: Spirituality Is Where You Find It (Or It Finds You?)"

by Bruce Andrews, November 21, 2010

"The Search For Meaning"

by Victor Ashear, November 7, 2010

"Why Do We Believe"

by Janelle Gray, October 17, 2010

"Unitarian Universalism: Reaping the Bounty"

by Bill Bradshaw, October 3, 2010

"Wisdom Without Creeds"

by Ronn Smith, September 19, 2010

"It's Never Too Late to Moisturize"

by Orlinda Worthington, March 21, 2010

"Spirituality for the Pragmatically Challenged: Composting for the Soul"

by Phil Gilmore, February 21, 2010

"Spiritual Goal Setting: The Art and Practice of Living a Spiritual Life"

by Kris, Irene Haus, January 17 2010

"Spiritual Goal Setting: The Art and Practice of Living a Spiritual Life"

by Connie Rawlings, January 3 2010

"The Seeds are Planted: Tending the Garden"

by Bill Bradshaw, December 6, 2009

"The Great Transformation"

by Victor Ashear, November 15, 2009

"The Answer I Wish I'd Given, Based on an Erika Hewitt sermon"

by Roger Sanders, October 18, 2009

"Saving Paradise"

by Janet Ashear, October 4, 2009

"Faith: the Fabric of Meaning"

by Ronn Smith, September 20, 2009

"Food Revolution"

by Bill Bensel, March 1, 2009

"Community of One"

by Harriet Elkington, February 15,,2009

"Empathy in Beloved Community"

by Victor Ashear, February 1, 2009

"What? Me Forgive?"

by Bill Bradshaw, January 4, 2009

"Beloved Community in Times of Disaster"

by Bruce Andrews, November 2, 2008

"Divided We Fall"

by Ronn Smith, October 4, 2008

"Reflections on MLK's Vision of Beloved Community"

by Victor Ashear, September 21, 2008

"The Walking Ticket"

by Rex Meyers, March 16, 2008

"Spirit of Activism--Saving a Wild Place"

by Liz Howell and Gregory Nickerson, November 18, 2007

"Transcendentalism: The Origin of the Spirituality Movement in America." by Victor Ashear, October 21, 2007

"Spirituality: What is it?  How do you recognize it?" by Ronn Smith, October 7, 2007

The Earth and the Sacred Liz Howell, April 15, 2007

World Religions: Confessions of a Syncretic Heretic  (pdf) Dana Lightsey, April 1, 2007

On the Wings of Faith and Reason Ronn Smith, March 4,2007

Do UU's Need the Bible? Victor Ashear, February 4, 2007

Global Warming: some considerations for UUs based on the Six Living Traditions  Ainslie Kincross PhD AIA January 21, 2007

"SHOULD UNITARIANS TOLERATE INTOLERANCE: PART II Or  Keep Your Faith out of My Government"   Janelle Gray [presented 1/7/07]

Does God Care About Your Pajamas? or The Trouble with Tolerance  Janelle Gray

"There is a Spirit which I feel"……..The Paradox of Mystery and Wonder or...Seven Paradoxes and a definition    Jane E. Wohl

Agnosticism*   Ronn Smith, 2004.

Emerson   Victor Ashear

Candle Forever  Ethan Chartier

Ethics and Spirituality in Human Relations   Victor Ashear

Historical Roots of Unitarian Universalism   Victor Ashear

The Psychology and Spirituality of Intimate Relationships   Victor Ashear

Unitarian Universalism: What Next?*   Ronn Smith, 2001

Why the World Needs an Alternative Religion   Victor Ashear, 2001

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