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Sunday, February 7, 10:30 A.M.
Evolution and the Mystery of Life
Rev. Michael Brown
Today we celebrate Evolution Sunday, a widespread movement that seeks to emphasize the positive relationship possible between evolution and religion. As early as 1882 an article in our church newsletter speaks positively about evolution and Universalism. Let us support the movement to drop the harmful war between evolution and religion and instead move forward together to address the more serious challenges of our age.

Sunday, January 31, 10:30 A.M.
The Space Between Fundamentalist and No Religion
Rev. Michael Brown
Are fundamentalist and no religion the only two religious choices available to us? Although these two alternatives may suffice for some, it is worthwhile to be aware of the wide range of spiritual and religious paths in human culture. In our tradition we look freely at the many choices and then go where our conscience leads us.

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Sunday, January 17, 10:30 A.M.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Elusive Quest for Justice
Rev. Michael Brown
Today we join with people all over the world in celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. One can not help but wonder how King would respond to events today. Or perhaps a better questions is, how might we respond in light of King's vision?

Sunday, January 10, 10:30 A.M.
Do Religions Cause Wars?
Rev. Michael Brown
Just before the Parliament of the World's Religions in October, I began reading Karen Armstrong's new book, Fields of Blood. During the Parliament, I heard her speak twice and I just finished her brilliant book. The question is: "Do religions cause wars?" I will tell you what she says.

Sunday, January 3, 10:30 A.M.
Hopes for a New Year
Rev. Michael Brown
Can you believe it will be 2016 when this service happens? How can this be possible? This is the time for new possibilities, new ideas, new hopes. What do we hope for the new year? What can we do to make these things happen? Our choir will sing today to start the new year.