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Sunday Service Podcast April 26th – The House Guest

https://vimeo.com/414277445"The practices of Ramadan  -- the practices of fasting, and feasting,  and reflection -- help us build on that capacity to receive and to respond to this invitation of love, from Allah."Today's online worship service features special guest speaker Bahiyya Ann Holmes Redding.  Ann is a former Episcopal priest, now practicing Muslim teacher, writer, singer, professor at University of Puget Sound, and spiritual guide.  In her talk today, Ann shows us how the practices of Ramadan can help us with the fundamental human need to remember our relationship with the divine.Ann also leads Friday Prayers in the Islamic Tradition at the Interfaith Community Sanctuary in Seattle.  She is co-author of Out of Darkness Into Light: Spiritual Guidance in the Quran with Reflections from Jewish and Christian Sources.Rafe Pearlman presents special Worship Arts support.Check out all the ways we can stay connected during this amazing time.  And as always, see our Facebook  page or our Instagram for more, including quotes from our lesson notes, readings, and more upcoming events.Want to get regular updates?Stay updated with our most recent newsletter here.

48mins

26 Apr 2020

Rank #1

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Sunday Service Podcast April 5th – Core Strength

“We're kind of in a marathon and we're only in the middle of it.”This week Rev. Karen leads us in celebrating Palm Sunday, but in a different way.  The traditional story of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem offers interesting lessons about the Power of Strength, in negotiating the challenges of great spiritual undertakings.  Rev. Karen uses this material to help us increase our own awareness of this inner Power, when we especially need it.Now that we are under a statewide stay-at-home order, Rev. Karen is giving her talk as a Facebook livestream.  If you're not already on Facebook, now is the perfect time to join up, even if only temporarily, and you can watch these livestreams here.Want to join us for a midweek Zoom call?  Email admin@seattleunity.com and we'll set you up. It's a great way to chat with other church members, and get a mid-week talk from Rev. Karen, including exercises and discussion.And as always, see our Facebook  page or our Instagram for more, including quotes from our lesson notes, readings, and more upcoming events.Want to get regular updates?Stay updated with our most recent newsletter here.

23mins

11 Apr 2020

Rank #2

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Sunday Service Podcast March 29th – Invitation to Descent

“I think first we have to take a step back and acknowledge that there is a collective grief that is circling the planet right now.”Today, Rev. Karen explores our collective grief, referencing work from founder of grief.com David Kessler, as well as astrologist Laurence Hillman.  Grief can be an invitation to explore the dark places within, and sometimes this invitation cannot easily be refused.Now that we are under a statewide stay-at-home order, Rev. Karen is giving her talk as a Facebook livestream.  If you're not already on Facbeook, now is the perfect time to join up, even if only temporarily, and you can watch these livestreams here.Want to join us for a midweek Zoom call?  Email admin@seattleunity.com and we'll set you up. It's a great way to chat with other church members, and get a mid-week talk from Rev. Karen, including exercises and discussion.And as always, see our Facebook  page or our Instagram for more, including quotes from our lesson notes, readings, and more upcoming events.Want to get regular updates?Stay updated with our most recent newsletter here.

22mins

2 Apr 2020

Rank #3

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Sunday Service Easter Podcast April 12th – Planetary Resurrection

“There's a quietness that didn't exist before. Have you noticed?”https://vimeo.com/406386164Easter comes in an entirely new way this year, and Rev. Karen leads a virtual tribe into a multi-modal, exuberant, and varied virtual Easter worship experience.  She frames this year as a collective shamanic journey, which offers spiritual wisdom that we are collectively poised to receive.To see previous Sunday messages during this time of the statewide stay-at-home order, check out our Facebook livestream.  If you're not already on Facebook, now is the perfect time to join up, even if only temporarily, and you can watch these livestreams here.Want to join us for a midweek Zoom call?  Email admin@seattleunity.com and we'll set you up. It's a great way to chat with other church members, and get a mid-week talk from Rev. Karen, including exercises and discussion.And as always, see our Facebook  page or our Instagram for more, including quotes from our lesson notes, readings, and more upcoming events.Want to get regular updates?Stay updated with our most recent newsletter here.

44mins

15 Apr 2020

Rank #4

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Sunday Service Podcast April 19th – The Call of Gaia

“Are you having prophetic dreams?  And are there synchronicities that are showing up in your life, that you may not have seen or noticed before?”Rev. Karen turns our attention toward Earth Day, and what it means in this very special year.  Our stay-home restrictions have created a necessary rest for us, and for nature, too.  Karen explains how we can lean into this and discover a kind of re-enchantment, a renewed awe of our natural world.Chava Mirel presents special Worship Arts support.Check out all the ways we can stay connected during this amazing time.  And as always, see our Facebook  page or our Instagram for more, including quotes from our lesson notes, readings, and more upcoming events.Want to get regular updates?Stay updated with our most recent newsletter here.https://vimeo.com/413883622

27mins

19 Apr 2020

Rank #5