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Seattle Unity sermon and music podcast

Episódios

  • Sunday Service Podcast May 17th – Unexpected Good

    Sunday Service Podcast May 17th – Unexpected Good

    18/05/2020 Duração: 34min

    “It’s almost as if … in Tarot, we’ve all been dealt the Tower… the destruction of the tower means that things must happen in order to clear out the old ways and welcome something new.” This Sunday Rev. Karen Lindvig teaches us how to acknowledge present pain, even while looking with determined optimism toward building the future. She pulls lessons from Churchill’s writings in WWII, as well as from our modern climate crisis and current pandemic. What is it that keeps us able to do our best, love, dream, and find joy, even when the world seems at its worst? Karen’s talk begins at 13:44. Worship Arts material comes from David Loy, Erin McGaughan, and Olivia Hamilton.  See the full video version for a great dance from worship leader Jimmy Shields, too. Take advantage of all the ways we can stay connected during this amazing time, including after-service fellowship and Wednesday evening Zoom services.  And as always, see our Facebook  page or our Instagram for more,

  • Sunday Service Podcast May 10th – Lightbearers

    Sunday Service Podcast May 10th – Lightbearers

    11/05/2020 Duração: 29min

    “We celebrate not only mothers, but the compassionate, nurturing energy, that goes beyond gender.” Senior Minister Rev. Karen Lindvig pulls new lessons from the traditions of Mother’s Day, looking at the energy of caretaking and compassion, and how that energy can serve us profoundly during this time of sheltering in place. Karen’s talk beings at 07:32. Music comes from new friends Zoe and Kellie Newton, a local mother/daughter duo. Lean more about Zoe and Kellie here. Share this pod, or the full video of this service, which includes a slideshow of congregants’ mothers, with anyone you know who may need a little spiritual support right now. 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.  

  • Sunday Service Podcast May 3rd – Mayday

    Sunday Service Podcast May 3rd – Mayday

    06/05/2020 Duração: 37min

    “This quarantine has given us the opportunity to step back from our lives in a way that we never could have done before… to ask ourselves: is it possible to begin to think differently?” Continuing our stay-at-home time, Rev. Karen uses two meanings of “Mayday”, the pagan springtime dance as well as the nautical distress term, for inspiration about how we can navigate our lives during this continued coronavirus period. Karen’s talk beings at 13:30. Music comes from our own Worship Arts team members, including Erin McGaughan, with congregants Brian and Stephanie Emery, Chris Sullivan, Alexandrea Davis, Keia del Rosario, Jennifer Bolles, and house percussionist Jesse Whitford (with a meditation on vibraphone). Share this pod, or the video of this service, with others who may need a little spiritual support right now. 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

  • Sunday Service Podcast April 26th – The House Guest

    Sunday Service Podcast April 26th – The House Guest

    26/04/2020 Duração: 48min

    “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 m

  • Sunday Service Podcast April 19th – The Call of Gaia

    Sunday Service Podcast April 19th – The Call of Gaia

    22/04/2020 Duração: 27min

    “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.

  • Sunday Service Easter Podcast April 12th – Planetary Resurrection

    Sunday Service Easter Podcast April 12th – Planetary Resurrection

    15/04/2020 Duração: 44min

    “There’s a quietness that didn’t exist before. Have you noticed?” Easter 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

  • Sunday Service Podcast April 5th – Core Strength

    Sunday Service Podcast April 5th – Core Strength

    12/04/2020 Duração: 23min

    “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 q

  • Sunday Service Podcast March 29th – Invitation to Descent

    Sunday Service Podcast March 29th – Invitation to Descent

    02/04/2020 Duração: 22min

    “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 e

  • Sunday Service Podcast March 22nd – Strange Wonder

    Sunday Service Podcast March 22nd – Strange Wonder

    23/03/2020

      “We are living in strange times and we are in unknown territory. Right now this is a very strange wonder.” Rev. Karen Lindvig leads the service team in another new experiment in Live Stream service, as we continue to navigate the enormous challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Karen’s talk begins at 22:30 Worship Arts this week features special guest Be Russell. Try our Facebook or our Instagram for more, including quotes from our lesson notes, readings, and upcoming events. Want to get regular updates? Stay updated with our most recent newsletter here. The post Sunday Service Podcast March 22nd – Strange Wonder appeared first on Seattle Unity.

  • Sunday Service Podcast March 15th – Patient Trust

    Sunday Service Podcast March 15th – Patient Trust

    16/03/2020

    “We have never really been in a situation like this before. It really demonstrates how the entire planet is connected, and that what happens to one of us, happens to all of us.” Rev. Karen Lindvig leads the service team in creating a new, virtual version of the Sunday service experience. In the midst of the challenges of coronavirus precautions, Karen encourages us to look for opportunites for a Sabbath experience, to find a sacred, refreshing quiet. The brief meditation begins at 15:44, and is underscored by contemplative guitar from James Howard.  Karen’s talk begins at 27:05. Today’s reading is Patient Trust, by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Worship Arts this week features special guests Denná Francesca and James Howard.   Try our Facebook or our Instagram for more, including quotes from our lesson notes, readings, and upcoming events. Want to get regular updates? Stay updated with our most recent newsletter here. The post Sunday Service Podcast March 15th – Patient Trust appeared first on Seattle Unity.

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