Monthly Archives: October 2011

Sermon – Spending and Being Spent

​Spending and Being SpentSermon for 1st Unitarian Society of Denver, by Rev. Mike Morran, delievered January 2, 2011​​We are going to have some fun this month because our Whole Souul Living Theme is Economy. And I know, I know. Economy? What does that have to do with church? Or with a spiritual life? Or with […]

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Sermon – First Things First

​Sermon – First Things FirstFirst Things First​Sermon delivered by Rev. Mike Morran on November 7, 2010 at First Unitarian Society of Denver Call to Worship​Words by Clarke Wells Once upon a time there was a magician who didn’t know he was one because no one ever told him he was, and besides he had been taught from […]

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Sermon – The Devil is in the Details

​Sermon – The Devil is in the DetailsSermon for 1st Unitarian Society of Denver, by Rev. Mike Morran, delivered February 6, 2011 Our Whole Souul Living Theme for the month of February is Evil. And while it might seem strange to hold up an ancient concept like Evil in the context of a modern, liberal church, […]

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Sermon – Civil Rights-Religious Roots

​Sermon – Civil Rights-Religious RootsSermon for First Unitarian Denver by Rev. Mike Morran, all rights reserved Reading, from Dr. Vincent Harding:”We who must now continue to wrestle with the growing reality of economic injustice in America, we who are challenged to face the fact that this nation has no humane future if it does not deal […]

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Sermon – Cash Culture

​Sermon – Cash CultureSermon for 1st Unitarian Society of Denver by Rev. Mike Morran delivered on January 3, 2010 Last summer I told you about a talk I had heard by Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed. Mark is an African American Unitarian Universalist minister, and for this particular presentation he used the wonderful title, The Perversity of Diversity: […]

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Sermon – Anyone or Only One

​Sermon – Anyone or Only OneSermon for 1st Unitarian Society of Denver by Rev. Mike Morran delivered on February 14, 2010 Once, there was a young woman who lived alone. She had a job and all the acceptable though unexciting things that a single woman in the early years of the 21st century would normally possess. […]

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Sermon – Another Narrative Needed

​Sermon – Another Narrative Needed Another Narrative Needed: OursA sermon delivered to the First Unitarian Society of Denver on July 17, 2011 by Reverend Betty Pingel This is a truth in marketing announcement: I am not sure if this sermon is a history lesson, a call to arms, or a dream in the making. Maybe you […]

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Core Circle WSL – Simplicity

​Core Circle WSL – SimplicityOpening Reading:  “The supreme good is like water, which nourishes all things without trying to.It is content with the low places that people disdain. Thus it is like the Tao.In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple.In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try […]

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Core Circle WSL – Insight

​Core Circle WSL – InsightOpening Reading: Do not ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go and do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman   Check In/Sharing   Topic: Insight; n. 1. The capacity to discern the true nature of a situation; penetration. 2. The act […]

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Core Circle WSL – Freedom

​Core Circle WSL – FreedomOpening Words: “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.” – Martin Luther King, Jr  Check In/Sharing  Topic:  Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, political, economic, […]

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