Shown below is a list of past and future UUFF audio podcasts. For more information on the recorded services contact Earl McShane.
RECORDED SERVICES FOR 2013
Jun 2 : “An Atheist’s Secret to Happiness” a lay-led service ith Dr. Doug Krueger
Jan 27 : “World Religion Day” a lay-led service with Dr. Mohja Kahf
Jan 20 : A lay-led service [No Recording]
Jan 13 : “Outlawing Jelly Beans, and Other Injustices” a lay-led service [No Recording]
RECORDED SERVICES FOR 2012
Dec 30 : “Burning Bowl Celebration” a lay-led service [No Recording]
Jun 3: “Thinking Inside & Outside the Box” by Rev. Lee Bond-Upson
May 27: “Memorial Day” a lay-led service
May 20: “Open House Service” by UUFF Children & Youth
May 13: “Mothering” by Rev. Lee Bond-Upson
May 6: “Been Searchin’” by Rev. Lee Bond-Upson
Apr 29: “The Power of Music” by Claire Detels
Apr 22: “Nature Bats Last” by Rev. Lee Bond-Upson
Apr 15: “Facing Our Fears” a lay-led service
Apr 8: “Risings and Easter Time” by Rev. Lee Bond-Upson
Apr 1: “Palm Sunday from me and Vonnegut” by Rev. Lee Bond-Upson
Mar 25: “Tales From Thailand” a lay-led service
Mar 18: “Universalism Past, Present, & Powerful” by Rev. Kalen Fristad
Mar 11: “In Praise of Women” by Rev. Lee Bond-Upson
Mar 4: “Class InAmerica” by Rev. Lee Bond-Upson
Feb 26: “More Than Open Doors: The Heart of This Fellowship.” a lay-led service
Feb 19: “Rumi’s Caravan” by Rev. Lee Bond-Upson
Feb 12: “Unitarianism” by Rev. Lee Bond-Upson
Feb 5: “Race” by Rev. Lee Bond-Upson
Jan 29: “The Way It Is (vs. The Way It’s Supposed to Be)” by Rev. Lee Bond-Upson
Jan 22: “What’s The Loving Thing To Do?” by Rev. Lee Bond-Upson
Jan 15: “I Can Still Sing ‘We Shall Overcome’” by Rev. Lee Bond-Upson
Jan 8: “Forging Our Own Deliverance” by Rev. Lee Bond-Upson
Jan 1: “Be the Change You Wish To See” a lay-led service
RECORDED SERVICES FOR 2011
Dec 25: “A Christmas Carol Sing” a lay-led service
Dec 24: “Christmas Eve” a special Saturday evening service
Dec 21: “Winter Solstice Ritual” a special Wednesday evening service
Dec 18: “Would You Like To Hold the Baby?” by UUFF Children & Choir
Dec 11: “Civility” by Rev. Lee Bond-Upson
Dec 4: “The Ethics of Abortion” by Rev. Lee Bond-Upson
Nov 27: “Stories of Gratitude” a lay-led service
Nov 20: “Bread Service” by Rev. Lee Bond-Upson
Nov 13: “Claiming Our History (Pt 2)” by Rev. Lee Bond-Upson
Nov 6: “Claiming Our History (Pt 1)” by Rev. Lee Bond-Upson
Oct 30: “Celebration of Samhain” a lay-led service
Oct 23: “Arab Spring” by Rev. Lee & Dr. Moez Limayem
Oct 16: “It’s Not Your Fault” by Rev. Lee Bond-Upson
Oct 9: “You UUs Don’t Believe in Anything” by Rev. Lee Bond-Upson
Oct 2: “Honoring Our Denomination” by Rev. Lee Bond-Upson
Sept 25: “The Householder Effect: Loving Each Other In Relationship” by Mendy Knott
Sept 18: “Interim Ministry: What Can We Accomplish Together?” by Rev. Lee Bond-Upson
Sept 11: “Remembering 9/11” by Rev. Lee Bond-Upson
Sept 4: “Labors of Love” by S. Faitak, Q. Montana, & Ed Tarvin
Aug 28: “General Assembly 2011 Report” by Chava Schacter
Aug 21: “Loving Your Neighbor” by Jamey Hall
Aug 14: “Tibetan Tales” by McShane, Schacter, & McGregor
July 31: No Recording — “Transition to a Bright Future” by Bill Murchison
July 24: “Women and Spirituality” by McShane, Graves, & Austin
July 17: “On The Border” by Riverstone Graves
July 10: “Wisdom of the Crone” by Nancy McShane
July 3: No Recording — “The Magic of Stories” by Chava Schacter
June 26: “Annual Pride Service”
June 19: “One Chapter Ends, Another Begins” by Revs. D. Hunter & K. Mueller
Jun 12: “What Is UUism All About, Really?” by Rev. Dave Hunter
June 5: “Wrestling With Our Best Selves” (pt 2) by Rev. Kerry Mueller
May 29: “UU-ism: The Next 50 Years” by Rev. Dave Hunter
May 22: “Coming of Age Credo: Hard to Hit a Moving Target” by the UUFF Coming Of Age Class
May 15: No Recording — “Wrestling With Our Best Selves” (pt 1) by Rev. Kerry Mueller
May 8: “Certainty & Civility: The Spiral of Compassion” by Rev. Kerry Mueller
May 1: “Brave, Clean and Reverent?” by Rev. Dave Hunter
Apr 24: “Call and Commitment” by Rev. Kerry Mueller
Apr 17: “What Am I Doing Here” by Rev. Dave Hunter
Apr 10: “A Renovating Virtue” by Rev. Kerry Mueller
Apr 3: “Our Good News” by Jeff Tate
Mar 27: “How Best to Serve Our World Community” by Rev. Kendra McIntosh
Mar 20: “What is truth, and will it set us free?” by Rev. Dave Hunter
Mar 13: “Unexhausted Kindliness” by Kerry Mueller
This was snowed out in February. Friendship is one of the most important elements of a human life. Let us look a little more closely at what constitutes real friendship.
Mar 6: “Who Needs Us? (Us UUs, That Is)” by Rev. Dave Hunter
Reflections on Interfaith Harmony Day
Feb 27: “What is After Will Be Better Than What Came Before” by Rev. Kerry Mueller
Compassion is the value promoted by every tradition of religion or spirituality worthy of the name. Scholar Karen Armstrong has created a book and institute to support our development as people of compassion.
Feb 20: “Democracy Revisited” by Rev. Dave Hunter
Faith in the use of the democratic process, both within our congregations and in society at large, is one of our UU guiding principles, but can democracy, as practiced in the United States, get done what needs to be done? Are there reforms that would help?
Feb 13: No service (due to snow)
Feb 6 : No service (due to snow)
Jan 30: “Pause Time” by Rev. Kerry Mueller
Time is an important element in conversation, in work and play, in our deepest selves. Come and consider the values of time in our spiritual lives and social interactions.
Jan 23: “Peace” by guest speaker Mendy Knott, poet, author and teacher.
Jan 16: “Waiting for Martin” by Rev. Dave Hunter
Martin Luther King, Jr., was a leader who appeared just when we needed him. What made him an effective leader? What gave him his strength? Is his source of strength available to us, too? What should we expect of our leaders? And what should we do while waiting for the next leader to arrive?
Jan 9: “Tweeting Unitarian Universalism” by Rev. Kerry Mueller
How do you summarize your faith? How do you explain Unitarian Universalism to your friends and family? What is shorter than an elevator speech? Here’s my take on these questions.
Jan 2: “This Time, a New Year That’s Really New” by Rev. Dave Hunter
Recorded Services, 2010
“Wrapping it Up: Our Post Holiday Stories”
A community led service where short stories, anecdotes, songs, and poetry will be shared to express what your holidays were like. Wrapping up the holidays for some means remembering fondly the twinkling lights on grandma’s house or the excitement of a small child when opening their favorite toy. For others it may mean sifting through difficult feelings that remain long after the dinner with fundamentalist family members has concluded. What is your story?
“Interfaith Winter Pageant on Festivals of Lights” led by DRE Joy Berry and the children of UUFF.
“Lessons & Carols” by Rev. Dave Hunter
Join us for an eclectic anticipation of Christmas. After the service, join Renée and members of the choir for Christmas caroling at City Hospital.
“Kindling New the Holy Lamps” by Rev. Kerry Mueller
Most of us have little claim on the Jewish part of our heritage, but Hanukkah still has meaning for us today as religious liberals. Come hear how we might rekindle the holy lamps.
“ . . . And the Pursuit of Happiness” by Rev. Dave Hunter
The first paragraph of the Declaration of Independence proclaims, as a “self-evident” Truth, that we have an “unalienable right” to “the Pursuit of Happiness,” and that one purpose of government is to secure this right. But what is happiness, and how best is it pursued?
“The Dining Table” by Kerry Mueller
Our annual pre-Thanksgiving Intergenerational Bread Service. This intergenerational service will be built on the blessings of bread for all of us. Please bring bread or spreads for after the service. International breads especially welcome. The choir will sing.
“Heaven: A Closer Look” by Rev. Dave Hunter
We may know more about heaven than we realize especially what heaven is not.
“Music and Silence” by Rev. Kerry Mueller, Renée Janski and the Womyn’s Chorus
This special service will include readings about music, readings about silence, periods of silence and lots of music. If you would like to contribute a short reading, please send it to Kerry at email@example.com.
“El Dia de los Muertos” by Rev. Kerry Mueller
We celebrate the Mexican Day of the Dead with words, music, sugar skulls (thanks to Tressa Disney) and an altar of memorial objects. Children of any age are invited to take part in a costume parade and everyone is invited to bring photos or other mementos of loved ones we have lost. A potluck lunch will follow the service.
“Who’s Afraid of the Ten Commandments?” by Rev. Dave Hunter
“A Fuller Life” by Rev. Kerry Mueller
2010 is the bicentenary of the birth of Unitarian Margaret Fuller. Omnicompetent, intellectual, pioneer for women’s rights, Margaret Fuller had a full life, but died tragically young, was never fully appreciated, and had to struggle for every advance.
“We, the Member Congregations, Covenant to…” by Rev. Dave Hunter
For Association Sunday, we look at the promises we make, as congregations and as members of congregations.
“Salve for Sore Feet” by special guest Rev. Riverstone Graves
Riverstone shares a parable about gratitude. Riverstone has a Master of Divinity degree from Phillips Theological Seminary, a progressive seminary approved by the Unitarian Universalist Association for the training of its ministers. He was ordained as a United Methodist minister and served as a pastor at Bentonville First United Methodist Church for five years. He is a friend of UUFF and enjoys participating in the life of the congregation.
Sep 26: No recording
“To Begin Again in Love” by Rev. Kerry Mueller. We’ve seen a number of public apologies this summer, some apparently sincere, some self serving. What is apology for? How do we go about apologizing? What could we hope for if we were all readier to apologize? At this service we rededicated our peace pole (and rededicated ourselves to the pursuit of peace).
“Was Confucious a Unitarian Univeralist?” by Rev. Dave Hunter. As Eastern religions go, Confucianism is one of the lesser known but it has much to teach those in the Western world.
“Gathering of the Waters.” An Intergenerational Water Communion Service. We celebrated the opening of our congregational year with a special ritual, pouring water from our summer travels (geographic or metaphoric), a story for all ages and a short homily. The Adult Choir sang.
“The Elaine Massacre: Racism and the Labor Movement” from violence to redemption and hope by special guest David Garcia.
“The Third Path to Religion: Unitarian Universalism” by the Rev. Dave Hunter. This WABIS (We All Begin In Sanctuary) included a Teacher Commissioning ceremony to welcome our RE teachers for this new semester.
“A Scientist Looks at Religion” by special guest Art Hobson, U of A Physics Professor Emeritus. Dr. Hobson shared his personal beliefs as well as observations about science and religion.
“The Broken Places” by Rev. Kerry Mueller. None of us is perfect; we are each imperfect in our own way. How shall we accept and deal with our own imperfections and those of others?
Revs. Dave and Kerry reported on this year’s General Assembly, which took place this past June in Minneapolis.
June 27: “UUFF GLBT Pride Service”
Music Director Renee Janski led a multifaceted service to top off Northwest Arkansas’ Pride Month.
PRINTABLE VERSION OF PAST SERVICES
April 4, 2010
September 23, 2007
“Radical Hospitality–Slogan or Aspiration?“ by Rev. Dave Hunter
“What Brings Us (Back) to Church” by Rev. Dave Hunter
December 3, 2006
December 10, 2006