July 26, 2020 sermon. Iowa Senator and longtime UUS member Zach Wahls shares his thoughts on the perilous relationships among our governments, the people, and the Truth during these challenging and highly polarized times. This service will reflect on both American history and contemporary events in our community and country and offer a vision for moving forward into our brave new world.
Jan. 10, 2021 reflection. UUS member Mary McCann describes the racial justice efforts that have led to “A Better Way Forward,” a movement to bring curricular, policy, and community-level changes in the Clear Creek Amana School District.
June 28, 2020 sermon. How do we get through traumatic issues that scar us? Trying to make sense of them can create new levels of scars. Confronting them can also lead us to discoveries of self struggle and survival. Julia Lohrman Audlehelm, a UUS member since 1977, shares her story of childhood sexual assault and growing beyond the scars.
Nov. 29, 2020 sermon. In Eastern thought three poisons are named: Greed, Anger, and Misperception; all three lead to individual and collective suffering. The antidote to suffering is compassion. To celebrate the environmental work of the United Nations, the Green Sanctuary Team invites Dr. Udaykumar’s reflections on how the environmental crisis can be addressed by cultivating and practicing compassion towards the planet and all sentient beings.